Hey Violet released a new single, “Clean” over the weekend on Capitol Records and available for streaming and purchase from all digital partners. In addition, a band-directed official lyric video for the song debuts today at Billboard.com. “Clean” follows the band’s previous 2019 singles “Better By Myself,” “Close My Eyes,” and “Queen of the Night.”
“’Clean’ is a song that feels somewhere between freedom from a relationship and being in denial with yourself,” vocalist Rena Lovelis says. “You may be happy to be out of a relationship, but you’re simultaneously trying to convince everyone that the break-up didn’t bother you at all. There is interesting dimension in the song because it’s about loss while also sounding completely celebratory and carefree.”
Billboard.com premiered the video for “Clean,” which features stop-motion animation that the band filmed and directed themselves over two days, saying, “the glittery new single and homemade video shows just how much creative energy (Hey Violet) are willing to expend…”
Says guitarist Casey Moreta, “at the end of the first day of filming, there was a big earthquake which ended up moving the set and all the props around. Luckily, we had taped the majority of the stands holding everything up so nothing got too messed up.”
“I feel like as a band we have a really hard time waiting for things to happen, so when we’ve got a day or two, we’ll try and crunch out a bunch of ideas,” says drummer Nia Lovelis. “The only way we’re ever satisfied is if we’re being creative and productive and pushing things forward. None of us has any background in stop-motion, but I’m obsessed with it. It definitely won’t be the last time we explore this.”
“Clean” is the fourth new track Hey Violet has released this year. Idolator called the first, April’s “Better By Myself,” “as catchy as it is relatable.” In June the band unveiled “Close My Eyes” followed by “Queen Of The Night” in September. Watch a live performance of “Queen Of The Night” from the fames Capitol Studios HERE.