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Raised in Oregon, Tessa eventually moved to Nashville where she began to focus on songwriting, sparking her shift towards a career in music. Now based in Los Angeles, Tessa has remained independent and continues to write her own songs.
She recently released her new single Bored featuring indie-pop band MisterWives.
The song sounds so good. I like the catchy pop melodies. Besides, the hooks are impressive. Furthermore, I’m also a fan of the outstanding vocals and unique grooves.
Detailing the inspiration behind the dual-frontwoman powerhouse collaboration, which comes from Tessa’s debut album Bad Ideas and is currently seeing adds at alt-radio, Tessa notes, “Working on this collab with MisterWives got me thinking about why it’s so inspiring to me to see someone like Mandy killing it in the alternative space. I think as women in rock sometimes it feels like we’re ‘alt-alt’ — just a little but outside of what’s typically thought of as alternative. Having Mandy (and the amazing horn section of MisterWives) join me on this track feels like a celebration of that feeling of being a little bit different! I hope when my young fans hear us together, it lights something up in them. Sometimes all it takes is seeing someone who looks like you doing a thing to inspire you.”
MisterWives’ Mandy Lee adds: “I’ve been hooked on Tessa Violet since my friend introduced me to her music and getting the chance to have her tour with us last December (remember touring?!?!) was an absolute dream. I always try to bring out women on the road since it is a complete boys club and help grow what I like to call ‘Sistourhood,’ so getting to see her completely tear up the stage so effortlessly with her spunky personality and hair as vibrant as her sound sucked me in the whole set. So much so that I was then scrambling to get ready for my own set because that allotted time is usually for warmups and getting ready! Needless to say when Tessa asked me to sing on Bored (the quarantine anthem she didn’t realize she wrote before the world got flipped upside down) I immediately was in. Getting to be on this song with her was as fun as when Tessa and I went to Disney together (remember amusement parks?!?)”
The video really captures the spirit of the song. It features fans who are in self-isolation.
Tessa and MisterWives are a good team. Their creativity has no end.
Bored deserves 5 stars. It’s captivating from start to finish. The song is a must-hear.
You can stream Bored on Spotify or YouTube!