Poet is the second single from Los Angeles based band Violitt, who say the track formed out of a ‘deep passion to spread compassion, hope, and breakthrough from bondage’.
You can certainly hear that in the message behind the sweeping and quietly anthemic take on rock the band whip up here. Lead singer Summer Cooke takes the listener on an emotional journey by the sheer force of her voice alone, heightening the pathos already present.
The track builds gradually, the lead guitar drawing the listener in gently, the martial tone of the percussion adding to the sense that the track wants you take part in what you’re hearing, and not be a passive observer. As the music reaches its crescendo, you can’t help but be moved by the rousing passion on display.
Summer Cooke had this to say about the song: ‘The stigma surrounding those experiencing homelessness can often seem quiet dark. I was inspired to “light a match” and shed light and insight into stories that have inspired myself to live again. I have met the toughest warriors. This is not just their story, it’s mine, and it’s yours. Poet specifically is about breaking free from imprisonment.’