Selena Victoria is a dedicated artist who writes her music from the heart. She is very engaged with her fans through Instagram and uses her music to inspire others. Her newest song “Soldier” brings attention to mental health issues and relatable life struggles. Selena intended to bring awareness to these topics that she is very passionate about. At the beginning of the song, the lyrics take a very discouraged tone. As she reaches the chorus the lyrics change from overwhelmed and dispirited into a “fighting soldier” blossoming from the pain. By including mental health struggles throughout the song Selena is not only bringing awareness to these very real issues, but she is representing the true growth that is possible in those circumstances.
The uplifting melody will give listeners feelings of euphoria and hope... and make them want to dance. “Soldier” has a quick beat that develops up to an exciting drop as she continues to assert that she is a “fighting soldier.” Selena’s voice is modest during the description of mental health issues, then transitions into a confident and assured tone during the chorus, which gives the lyrics even more meaning. Although the song intended to give hope to individuals struggling with their mental health, “Soldier” can provide an optimistic point of view to those experiencing sort of adversity. Selena’s passion for overcoming very real mental health and day to day problems is infectious.
Listen to "Soldier" here.
Welcome to Buzzmusic Selena! We’re very happy to feature your new release “Soldier”. Can you tell us more about your intentions when you began to write this song?
It's a pleasure to be on BuzzMusic! Thank you so very much for this opportunity. My intention behind Soldier was to create a force of awareness around mental health. People struggle with different severities of mental health. My story and the lyrics of the song might help someone who may be suffering internally and feeling alone.
We absolutely love the idea of knowing we are ‘fighting soldiers’ while overcoming adversity. Can you elaborate on the message of this song?
The song is about my struggles with mental health. I want people to know that they’re not alone in what they face. That in the end, no matter what - they are a fighting soldier & they can overcome anything. We all have that internal power that can break through the chains of mental health.
Most of your songs are relatively new, can you elaborate on how you began your journey as an artist?
My journey as an artist began when I was 18. I worked with an international vocal coach who encouraged me to believe in myself and my dream of being an artist. She introduced me to the amazing team I work with today to create outstanding music I never get tired of listening too! Anything about the unknown can be frightening but always maintaining a positive mindset helps & works wonders.
It's clear that you have a strong passion for music & songwriting. Who has been the most influential in your life musically thus far?
The most influential in my life musically come from many genres of music. My songs and lyrics are mainly influenced by my life experience and my passion for music. Each of them has made me a better artist & shaped me into becoming the person I am today. I’m a lot more patient with the process & trusting that things will work in my favor. My most influential artists musically of this year would definitely have to be Billie Eilish, The Weeknd & 5 seconds of summer. In my newest music coming this year, there’s a little bit of everything other than just pop - that I hope reaches people in different ways.
It was a pleasure to have you on BuzzMusic! Could you tell us more about your musical plans for the future?
Thank you for having me! It's so wonderful working with you guys, you all are such beautiful souls. What's coming in the future is NEW music, without a doubt! What the future holds for me is uncertain but I’d like to get to a place where I’m in a position to meet my fans and promote my music through many venues and social media sites. My web page will continue to grow and develop along with my fan base. I am blessed with loyal and motivational fans! I’m incredibly thankful for their love & support! Thank you for your questions & Happy New Year! xoxo