Tessa playfully integrates saccharine-sweet pop with a sharp and sultry edge, like sinking one’s teeth into sour candy. Her coy lyricism is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to female sexuality, burgeoning confidence, and the search for love that lasts.
Well known for her social-media savvy (she began building a fanbase on YouTube back in the late aughts) Tessa Violet has racked up a slew of viral hits since the release of her debut album Bad Ideas in 2019. She has collaborated with fellow tastemakers in the pop genre like Cavetown, Lovelytheband, MisterWives, Chloe Moriondo, and Will Joseph Cook.
Latest album, MY GOD! is a masterful culmination of Tessa’s years as an artist in the public eye, combining her ear for viral, algorithm-friendly pop hits with a soulful, vulnerable expression of finding self-love and pursuing one’s fantasies against the pressures of the spotlight and the pains of past loss.
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