Back in 2004, I met up with Sarah Hudson to talk about her major label debut "Naked Truth" that I regarded as one of the most promising pop debuts at the time. Hudson (who is the cousin of movie actress Kate Hudson) grew up down and out in Los Angeles with both her parents
working in the music business. She attended an all-girls private
Catholic high school where inspiration for her future songwriting was
easy to come by - there was sex, drugs, Mercedes and BMW's, and lots of
"daddy's little girls."
Her teenage experiences led to a radio-friendly album that was slick and well-produced, yet still managed to tell Hudson's truth. Despite positive reviews and a television appearance on the first season of BRAVO's Poject Runway, the record fizzled into obscurity.
But Hudson is back, harder and fiercer than before. She is now fronting Los Angeles-based synth pop outfit Ultraviolet together with Sami (synths), Brand (guitar) and Chris (drums). The group is building a fanbase from the ground up following the proven MySpace formula.
Ultraviolet is like the evil little sister of cookie cutter synth pop band Stefy who are also from Southern California. Ultraviolet's gritty music is the perfect soundtrack to the schizophrenic and hedonistic wasteland that makes up much of Los Angeles, home of hope and shattered dreams that can eat you up or spit you out. Something that Hudson experienced first-hand and all around her since she grew up.
"Out Of Control" will make you want to kick and scream. It is a throbbing electro pop anthem that prominently displays Hudson's in-your-face lyrics. This crazy-ass "bitch" might be on the hunt and "out of control" but she will have you hooked for more just seconds into the song. (Thanks to Sarah and the band for allowing me to share the track. Click here to buy more track from Ultraviolet's EP.)
Download Ultraviolet "Out Of Control" [MP3]