With a musical imagination defined by a background immersed in gospel soul repertoire, Viktoria Vera’s music is fueled by a love for Afro-American R&B music culture.
In 2019, she left Poland to travel to the United States and pursue her music career in Los Angeles. After linking up with a team of producers in the United States, Viktoria Vera hit the ground running with an original sound that emits versatility.
Teaming up with Lit Honey Productions in Boston, MA, to bring us her profound new single “Heartbeat,” Viktoria Vera indulges us in a piano forward instrumentation that complements the sweet sound of her melismatic timbres in a major way. The almost ethereal vocal layers leap through the speakers as she illuminates in a reverberated chamber of pure emotion.
Embodying a prevailing spirit through the tantalizing hues that she unveils, we get to see Viktoria Vera in a light that radiates a heartfelt approach to the narrative she reconnoiters before us. The intimate lyrical motifs cement themselves through the themes of having physical signs from our body communicate with us in a universe of intuition. Allowing us to know that something special is about to happen, the themes of love shine in a relatable way that speaks into our very jurisdiction of embraced emotion.
Viktoria Vera proves that she’s all about going with the flow and living in the moment, so a song of this caliber transports those melodies tenfold. Grasping onto the poetic nature of her flourishing croons, we quickly come to realize just how expressive Viktoria Vera is in the picturesque offering of “Heartbeat.”
Thank you for joining us at BuzzMusic Viktoria Vera. The essence of “Living In the Future,” has us fully wrapped up in your talents! What inspired you to follow a different musical structure than the R&B/Hip-hop route that you’re used to?
I would not say that artistically I am caught up in one genre. In addition, I would not call myself just an RnB and soul artist. I am influenced the most by those 2 genres but I enjoy mixing other genres. I don’t like limiting myself to one style of song. My goal is to create as many different songs as I can and find a way to make my voice shine through all the different formulas.
We are honestly huge fans of both yourself and Dan Searl. So, hearing that this collaboration was happening completely left us in shock! What was it like working with one another? How did this collaboration come to be?
I have always enjoyed collaborating and Dan and I have been consistently making music together since we met in 2019. “Living In The Future” was a co-write songwriting-wise as usual. What works well is that Dan has a touch with the production, beats, and lyrics and I have my voice, storytelling, and production preferences as well. Usually, when I write I like to write to a beat and use the music to inspire a top-line. Dan may come up with a new beat and I just hop on the microphone and see what happens. Spontaneity is an element in our work. A lot of melodies come from the feeling the beat fosters and in essence lays the groundwork for harmonically.
Was there a particular moment that inspired the elaborate and vulnerable narrative told in this single?
Yes, I have moments all the time when I miss my family for a long time and not being able to see them because of the travel restrictions however I wanted to enjoy myself and take the most of the opportunity that was given to me by God so I am always doing my best to stay present and be grateful for a moment.
How would you compare “Living In the Future,” to others songs heard in your musical catalog?
With this song, I felt the writing was on point and the message means a lot to me. I know people will connect with the message of needing to be present and not focus on the past or too much on the future. The lyric is meaningful for me as a human being - I never have recorded an indie rock song before this record and in general, I have always been a fan of rock so it feels good to share this song with the world.