FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 |
Posted by: Nell Snow
Victory has the kind of clear, angelic voice that seems to transcend normal facets of humanity. It positively soars, and it seems like it can make you forget all of the world's problems. But that's not what she wants. Victory wants you to remember. She wants you to remember where you came from, who you are, and who she is. When she looks into the camera, she practically dares you to ignore the color of her skin or to forget her fight. "This is who I am, this is where I came from," she croons. "These are my people, this is our struggle."
She writes all her own songs (In central park, no less- can't you just imagine her sitting on a blanket with a notebook in one hand?) and she achieves the sort of raw, simple honestly that many songwriters would kill for. Her lyrics make you want to cling onto every word, and luckily Victory draws out each syllable perfectly, letting each note hang in the air.
It's the kind of show that commands your attention, and it certainly caught the attention of Jaz-Z, who signed her to his label Roc Nation after seeing a video of her performing with her family in Central Park. That's the kind of serendipitous encounter that changes lives, and Victory's career has certainly taken off. But Victory realizes that it's staying true to yourself, to your family, and to your story that's truly important. That's what's going to keep her feet on the ground during her impending, well deserved, and astronomical rise towards the stars.