Today’s song is “The Worm” by Violet Orlandi. The Brazilian musician has gained viral recognition for edgy renditions of heavy metal/grunge/dark/rock artists like Nirvana, Disturbed, Nine Inch Nails, and more, garnering over 860,000 YouTube followers and 100 million views since beginning in 2016.
Notably, her cover video of The Cranberries “Zombie” has received over 12 million views since it was uploaded back in 2018. She has been putting out new videos every Sunday, and most recently her take on “Ain’t No Sunshine,” featuring Melodicka Bros, already has over 100k views since its release on March 7th.
Orlandi has been putting together some original and will release a debut album entitled, High Priest Daughter on May 28th. The album is an intimate look at the most difficult times in the songwriter’s life.
“Worm” is the first single from her upcoming release and offers listeners a taste of her skillful writing. Orlandi says the song was inspired by the feelings she felt having to deal with her mother’s illness and passing. She divulges,
“ ‘The Worm’ is the first single out of three leading into the album. I thought it would be a good opening song for this project as it describes in great detail what it feels like to be at a funeral and experiencing the passing of time. I remember how it felt to drive to the hospital every day to see my mom in her death bed and wishing I wasn’t human, wishing I was a more simple being without any complex emotions, wishing I was a worm.”
This track has a dark and bewitching energy. Its low monotonous guitars pair with lush vocals for a darkly inviting sound.