The Toronto artist gives some good vibes and warmth to tide us over until spring.
Driven by an infectious positive heart and can-do attitude, Selena Victoria is constantly cementing her position as a rising star in the Canadian music scene. Hailing from a working-class family, she discovered her passion for music at a young age, performing at school shows and charity events to hone and develop her skills as a singer and songwriter.
Defined by dedication and passion for her craft that shines through in her music, Victoria quickly separated herself from the masses through her ability to write lyrics that touch the heart and connect with her listeners in a way few other artists have been able to.
Part of her charm is that Selena Victoria is more than just a musician. She has long been a fierce and passionate advocate for mental health (specifically OCD) and has spoken about it candidly in several radio interviews and other occasions.
Combined with her tendency to interact with and engage with fans enthusiastically, it should come as little surprise that she continues to build an incredibly loyal and passionate fanbase; with each release, you find yourself rooting for her more.
Her latest single, "Golden Kiss," is a perfect example of Selena's unique style. Over upbeat, summery pop instrumentals, Victoria’s upbeat vocals whisk you away with images of a budding summer romance.
When she sings lines like “Glitter on my skin, Roses in my hair / Loving me so good, He loves me everywhere,” you can’t help but smile. The accompanying music video sees Victoria stroll through flowers, tinged by sunlight and positively glowing, and by the end of the track, it’s like you’ve been in a comforting dream. We can’t wait to see what she’ll do next.
With her heart and determination, and unique ability to connect with her listeners, there is no doubt that Selena Victoria will continue to rise to new heights in the music industry. Whenever you’re ready, tap in and stream “Golden Kiss,” available now on all major streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Selena Victoria! We loved “Golden Kiss.” It felt like such a perfect summertime vibe! We have to ask, what was the inspiration behind this song?
So good to be back again. Thank you for having me! Always a pleasure. And thank you, Golden Kiss is definitely a personal favourite of mine. The first song I created with this specific music video in mind. The inspiration behind this song and video was to authentically and melodically express the euphoric and blissful emotions we feel when we fall in love. I truly wanted to capture the essence of that magical feeling when everything falls into place. life is as it should be is perfect and bright. I believe both the track and the music video capture that beautifully. I predominantly use the colour yellow as the theme of the track because it symbolizes the bliss, the happiness and the glow we experience when we find the right person. Something in us shifts in the most beautiful colourful way as all the stars align.
You mentioned that the “Golden Kiss” music video was the first one you shot! What was it like, and what was your favourite part about bringing the video for “Golden Kiss” to life?
With Golden Kiss being my first music video, it was most definitely a nerve-wracking but exciting experience! We shot at Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. I truly felt that It was a fantastic location to shoot this music video. With the natural glowing beauty of this scenery, the vibrant colours, and the butterflies, I knew immediately Golden kiss needed to be filmed here. I truly was on cloud nine. I love nature, and I was beyond thankful and in my ideal state of pure bliss - which, of course, was the goal for the music video, so I think that we captured that perfectly.
You mentioned you’re currently based in Toronto. What’s your favourite part about the music scene there, and how has it influenced you as an artist?
I record my songs in Toronto with some incredibly talented people. I always receive a new sudden spark of inspiration from either the art, the music or just the environment of the city itself. Toronto is a beautiful place to live and an excellent area with its various popular cafes, restaurants, culture, and diversity. There are truly special and amazing moments captured when you’re in Toronto.
What motivates you to make music? What’s your favourite part about making music?
What motivates me is my passion for music are my loyal and dedicated fans. No matter how much time has passed, they remain so true to me and get excited every time a new song releases. I’ve always loved music, and it will always be my passion, but knowing there are others out there who genuinely enjoy my music as much as I do, if not more. My amazing fans dedicate these beautiful fan edits/accounts to me and it is something I am truly grateful for. Creating music itself is such a wonderful and inspiring experience, but when you have that loyal fan base that anticipates your next move - it makes it all the more exciting.
What’s next for Selena Victoria? Do you have any big plans for the rest of 2023?
What’s next is an exciting, outspoken new single - the second last track off my album Sweet Poison and the song is called “Dancin’ On My Own.” It is a self-love, self-empowerment anthem that truly resonates with where I am in life, and I believe it's something we all need to feel and hear more of. Choosing yourself and loving yourself first is essential to your life growth. Becoming the best version of yourself is not an easy experience, but that’s the beauty of it. When you choose to put yourself first, you advance in so many ways that prepare you for various amazing opportunities in life - and loving yourself should always be first.