Track Review

Track Review: Baby // The Violet Nines

Drawing together elements of funk, pop, rock and R&B, US-based fivesome The Violet Nines have an obscure and interesting sound. Beginning their blast to stardom in late-2017 with their debut single, ‘Made To Be’, The Violet Nines have built a strong following across the globe. Featured in notable blogs like The Other Side Reviews, Our Sound Music, Less Than 1000 Followers, the group is capturing the attention of critics and listeners alike. The latest addition to their critically acclaimed discography is the single ‘Baby’.

Retaining the 80s funk meets soul style in ‘Let Me Hold On’, ‘Baby’ wraps you in a bubble of groovy vibes from the second. Toe-tapping and body-swaying, the group holds your hand and lifts your heart with the upbeat ‘Baby’. Yet, while the combination of guitars, drums and synths is enchanting, it is the incorporation of Ben’s saxophone at the end that adds a certain je ne sais quois. Don’t get me wrong, Delon, Nick, Austin and Hayley are all fabulous, it’s just that the sax ties everything up in a really sexy way.

Just as the song is energetic and bold, Hayley’s rich vocals are as bubbly and enchanting. No nonsense, empowering and filled with attitude, Hayley proves she is that feisty, self-assured woman sitting at the end of the bar with her buddies. She’ll catch your eye, but you’ll have to work hard to get any attention. Poetic and inspiring, The Violent Nines share a contemporary liveliness and relatability with ‘Baby’.

So, what do I really think of ‘Baby’ and The Violet Nines? ‘Baby’ might be the song with a raised eyebrow and cheeky grin, but The Violet Nines’ full discography can get you grinning. I can’t wait to see what else the lads and lady have for us.

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