Published on March 29th, 2020 | by MuzikScribe0
Victoria Elizabeth: Intoxicated
Tell me your whole inception into music. When did you first become interested? And how did it all begin for Victoria Elizabeth?
I honestly can not recall a time when I was ever not into music. It’s always been something that fascinates me. For as long as I can remember, I’ve intrinsically felt the need to be creative in one form or another. In high school and college, I took theater. And in college, I began to write poetry / spoken word; I even performed a couple of times. My senior year of college in ’17, I started to take music and my artistry more seriously. That’s when I recorded my first song, “Eyes on You,” which was accompanied with a video the following year. After that, there was no turning back; music is also a way for me to cope with what’s going on in the world around me. It’s my safe haven from the chaos.
Now you’re a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, correct? So growing up in ‘Queen City,’ who have you considered to be your strongest musical influence(s)?
Yes, I’m from Charlotte, NC. My strongest musical influences from when I was growing up to now would most likely be Lil Wayne, Drake and Rihanna.
That being said, how would you classify your sound / style?
Some people may call it rap, Hip Hop, or maybe that with some R&B. But I’d rather not limit myself to only making one form of art.
As a songwriter, where do you draw your inspiration from?
My inspiration is drawn from my day to day life experiences and emotions. I’m also inspired by the people around me.
Your recently unleashed debut EP is entitled ‘Last Call’ — Conceptually, what does that name represent to you?
The title itself is a double entendre. Last Call refers to the last call for alcohol at the bar; a few of the songs on the EP refer to me sipping or drinking. Last Call also refers to the last phone call I would make to my ex; in a way the EP itself is my last call to let him know how I felt.
What do you feel you bring to the music industry that’s fresh and new?
Most people tell me that it’s my voice that’s different, and that I don’t sound like anyone else.
Have you encountered any problems in getting to this point in your career?
Anything worth having isn’t easy. But I’m not one for complaining or making excuses. If I want something bad enough I’m going to work for it, and eventually it will happen. I truly believe anyone can do anything that they put their mind to.
What do you want people to takeaway from your music?
I would like for people to relate to it if they can.
If you could collaborate with any one artist—alive or passed-on—who would it be and why?
Passed on would definitely be James Brown…and alive would be Rihanna for sure.
If you could play any venue in the world, which one would it be and why?
Anywhere with good vibes and good people!
Please name one track of yours that you think defines you and why?
There are multiple facets to me as a person. My music is for sure how I express myself, but I don’t think I could pick one that fully defines me on its own.
In terms of longevity, what do you feel it is that will allow you to sustain in this often challenging industry?
You’re definitely right in saying the industry is often changing, but I feel that’s the wrong thing to be worried about as a true artist. I feel that if I’m always true to myself and do only what’s right with both my soul and God, I’ll be alright.
What are some of your other aspirations outside of music?
Fashion for sure!
What has been your biggest career moment to date, or at least thus far anyway?
Biggest moment in my career thus far was the release of my ‘Last Call’ EP that dropped on March 13th. There was a lot of time spent on this project, and to see it come to life is a beautiful thing.
Looking ahead, say five or maybe even ten years from now, where do you see yourself?
In the next five to 10 years, I most likely will still be making music. I’d also like to have my own fashion line, and be featured in a movie by then. And hopefully by then, I’ll have met the man of my dreams and start a family. I definitely want to be a mom one day; family is very important to me.
As for your immediate future, what’s next for Victoria Elizabeth?
As for the immediate future, I’m going to continue making music and living life…and see where it takes me!
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