Running Violet is an eclectic collaboration of musicians. What started as an online ad for musical companionships resulted in hip shaking, tear-jerking, raging songs that soon occupied some of Toronto’s best live music venues and underground parties.

Their explosive new offering, “Who Needs Love,” takes an uplifting, hopeful look at growing up and the consequential traumas that shaped our futures. It features a punchy guitar solo by their guitarist Petr Balaz who fully produced, mixed and mastered the colorful tune about self-discovery.

Running Violet initially had its roots planted firmly in old school Rock & Roll with guitar licks, tones and solos ricocheting from ear to foot. Now, they incorporate sounds of the modern era while still holding on tightly to the styles that shaped them.