Adia Victoria forthcoming Aaron Dessner (The National) produced album Silences is coming out February 22, 2019 via Canvasback Music. She’ll be in Pittsburgh on February 23, 2019 playing Club Cafe.
Silences was recorded with Dessner at his studio in upstate New York. Throughout the album’s 12 tracks, Victoria brings the topics of mental illness, drug addiction, sexism, and all the elements that consume the day-to-day lives of women attempting to make a world of their own. Let me know if you haven’t received a download/stream yet and I’ll send one your way.
Two years after the release of her critically acclaimed debut Beyond the Bloodhounds, and after a season of dealing with life on tour and a new and more public life around an album campaign, Victoria went inward. She notes, “I found when I went back home that the thing that disturbed me the most was the lack of activity. Having to deal with myself once again on an intimate level.” Reading and literature helped her find her way back in. The title of the album is inspired by Silences, which deals with the myriad ways that the stories of oppressed people have been silenced over the years, even though they continued to create despite being ignored.
“Adia Victoria’s voice is powerful and direct, with no artifice.. NPR
“Beyond The Bloodhounds-a compilation of gothic, sharp witted, and fiery folk that is excellent.” Fader
Adia Victoria is an artist whose deft amalgamation of blues, roots, afro punk, and country have rendered her one of the most formidable musical talents in recent years. American Songwriter
“Adia Victoria’s gestalt can be summed up in a musical Venn diagram wherein PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple and Hank Williams meet Jack White, Chelsea Wolfe, St. Vincent, Gary Clark Jr. and Patti Smith. Her literate lyrics are sharply observed; direct yet intangible, so the listener can project themselves onto her poetry.” Dangerous Minds