Music has always been an integral part of Ross Victory’s life. The up and coming singer/songwriter grew up to the savory sounds of Jon B., Babyface, Donell Jones and Toni Braxton among others. After purchasing his first electric piano and experimenting with music production software, Ross quickly accumulated an impressive repertoire of songs that ranged from love to gang violence and everything in between. After graduating from college, Ross walked away from his music career and found himself lost inside corporate America. He felt the repercussions of giving up on his true passion. After the loss of his father and brother, Ross finds himself pushed to share his music again and understanding the importance of never leaving music behind again.
Ross Victory now steps out with a new single titled “Savor the View”, the new song serves as an outlet for Ross’ deeply personal thoughts and feelings, with a hypnotizing R&B soul. “Savor the View” by Ross Victory is also the sonic extension of his new book "Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son." The R&B ballad comes equipped with smokey vocals, captivating melodies, and a soulful delivery that stays true to the book's message of acceptance.
“I still feel you reaching out for me,” “trust the air beneath my wings,” “one last view with you,” Ross sings, reminding us that our pasts have passed—the future is unwritten and, all we can do, in fact, is “cherish moments” and keep it moving.
Ross weaves through storytelling elements through his emotive songwriting and R&B stylings. He curates music that is both deeply personal yet his listeners can relate to in order to forge original connections with his fans.
Check out “Savor The View” here and read more in our exclusive interview below.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Ross Victory! We're excited we get to talk about your latest single "Savor The View"! Are you happy with how the song was produced in the end?!
Absolutely. The song is a result of serendipity in the purest sense. I was recording an audiobook and the engineer, Pnxcho!, asked me if I could sing. I told him that singing was my first love, but I stopped singing years ago and he encouraged me to send him a song. Pnxcho! constructed the beat and enlisted the help of another L.A. based vocalist, Alicia Nicole, for background vocals and all of a sudden there was “Savor the View!” The creation of the song is a strong reminder to me, and hopefully, to others, that good things can fall from the sky randomly if you take time to notice and to say, “yes!” Additionally, things (maybe even people) that you love CAN find their way back to you.
"Savor The View" is an undeniably emotional song, can you tell us more about the concept of this new track?
The core of the song was born in the need for acceptance and ownership of the experience. The song was created with the idea that beautiful moments ultimately fade and should be cherished and held close because of that. I did not want to restrict the song to romantic love, so I kept who/what I was speaking about ambiguous. However, I intended to write about the loss of my father. Especially when I sing, “Your voice is slowly drowning, but I still hear you laughing.” My goal was to simply ignite the sense of awareness to live, let be, and feel it because you can and although a similar moment may reappear, every moment occurs once.
What's the most integral element to your music that you find is always integrated into every track you produce?
Ya know, I always try to bring some self-awareness or depth to every track I produce. Even for tracks that are intended to be light, depth just comes naturally. Part of what I offer as a writer is that extra layer of depth. In my daily life, I’m someone who is always looking for messages and meanings below the surface. So my aim, and I feel like this style also resonates with listeners, is to always deliver a drop of metaphor, a drop of irony and subtle multi-dimensional words and phrasing that will make someone think when they sing it back or read it back.
Tell us more about your book "Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son." Does your creativity manifest itself in other ways?
Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son started it all. This book is my first memoir and uses comparative analysis between airplane journeys and life journeys to reflect on father-son memories with my dad that began as a young boy watching airplanes and traveling the world. I wish I could dance, I wish I could graphic design, but at the moment, the scope of my creativity is in music and literary.
Thanks so much for chatting with us! What's the major goal for you as an artist?
As an artist, all I seek is to continue to create, if not just for myself, and have maximum impact in music and literary by being authentic and communicating relatable and inspirational messages to the general public! Thank you for your time!
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