Victoryaz is an enigmatic avant-garde neo-soul artist from Germany. She has rapidly emerged as one of the biggest talents in her homeland, with her husky voice and genuine, down-to-earth character. Her single 'PACE' has garnered nearly 500,000 streams on Spotify alone, and she is currently on the verge of her most exciting body of work to date. Victoryaz's seamlessly blends contemporary hip-hop beats with an irresistible pop sensibility, captivating audiences and elevating her performances to grand stages. ‘BED,’ Victoryaz's latest EP, showcases her artistic evolution. Produced by Joe Gehring, known for his work with artists such as K.I.Z., Kummer, Felly, Nura, this EP is a testament to her creative prowess.
She is currently hard at work on her debut album, where she takes on the role of producer herself. This ambitious undertaking promises to be a pure reflection of her artistry, an unfiltered showcase for Victoryaz to take full creative reigns and control.
1. In 'Good Luck,' you express a sense of empowerment and confidence. How do you use your music as a form of personal empowerment, and what message would you like your listeners to take away from this track?
I feel like writing and composing music gives me a lot of clarity after a situation. In “Good Luck” I could finally say the things I wanted to, even though I haven‘t talked to this person in years and it somehow gave me even more closure.
I want my listeners, especially my female listeners to know their worth and feel empowered to know every relationship that ends, ends for a reason.
2. Your music seamlessly combines different elements from various genres. If you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be, and what kind of musical experiment would you embark on together?
Oh, that‘s a tough one. There are so many.
I have to say Jessie Reyez because the moment I discovered her and her music my life wasn‘t the same. I would love to be in a room with her and write. I would want it to be a sassy R&B track that makes you feel powerful and worthy.
3. Your EP 'BED' was a significant step in your musical journey. If 'BED' was a visual piece of art, what kind of painting or artwork would it be, and why?
It would show two people kissing and two dark shadows in the background. I wrote the entire EP in a month and a lot of people walked in and out of my life during those 4 weeks.
4. As you take on the role of producer for your upcoming debut album, it's clear you're embracing creative control. If your music had a 'spirit animal,' what would it be, and how does it reflect your vision for this new project?
I feel like the spirit animal depends on my current project.
For my upcoming album it would have to be a bull because it came from a very angry place and I had to be very strong.
5. If 'Good Luck' were the soundtrack to a movie scene, what type of scene would it be, and can you paint a picture of the storyline that would unfold with your music as its backdrop?
“Good Luck” would play when a person realizes that she deserves better. Probably in a scene where the character has flashbacks about all the wrong behavior of her/his partner and finally gets the strength to pack her/his bags and leave.