Victoria K Wants To Find Her “Lacuna”
Victoria K is a metal singer/songwriter that pulls from her compositional influences such as Evanescence, Within Temptation, Nightwish and Kamelot amongst other current bands in the European Metal scene for inspiration. Her music has been likened to be a blend of these influences. Victoria K’s music has symphonic overtones and melodic vocals coupled with all the metal drum and guitar elements you'd expect from any metal track. Victoria K is currently in production for her debut solo album.
Victoria K’s explosive track “Lacuna” tells an intricate story of finding the space where you belong. The retrospective lyricism lets the listener see inside Victoria’s powerful thoughts and feelings. Layered on top of hard-hitting symphony-like instrumental and pummeling guitars, “Lacuna” is an adrenaline shot of metal. Victoria K’s vocals are absolutely brilliant, they're ethereal and infectious and her range is shocking for her young age. Victoria is unapologetic herself and we can’t get enough! This metal diva is delivering nothing but hits and we can’t wait to see what she brings to the table next!
Check out “Lacuna” here and read more with Victoria K in our interview below!
Welcome to BuzzMusic! We love your sound! Can you tell us more about your upbringing? How did you get started in music?
Thank you so much for having me. When I was really young I had dance lessons and performed in musical theatre and when I turned 5 I started taking singing lessons through the dance school. It wasn’t long before I realised I was a lot better at singing than dancing haha, so I stopped the dancing and focused everything on singing and my singing lessons. It was when I was about 9 years old I first heard Evanescence. It really connected with me in a way no other music had before. That started my love for the symphonic metal style and I have never looked back. I also study Viola, play the piano and I just started learning the ocarina so I use those instruments to help in my song writing. The blend of an orchestra with heavy guitars is something that is really special.
Tell us all about your new track “Lacuna”! What emotions did you channel when creating it?
Before I started writing Lacuna I was looking for an idea so I turned to Latin words for inspiration, which I do quite often. When I found the word Lacuna it really meant something to me. Lacuna is Latin for missing space or missing page, so I decided to write a song around that missing space inside of us, that gap in our souls we all search to fill and for most of us never find. The emotions I channelled were feelings like hope, longing and things like that.
What was the writing process like for “Lacuna”?
Well like I said I based the song around the word Lacuna. I thought when I was writing it that this could relate to many people and myself because it’s a very common thing that we feel and don’t realise. I wrote the lyrics first then worked out the melody on piano and put chords under that as well. This gave me the basic structure. Then I went and refined what I had with my producer. We worked out how each instrument should sound and how it will fit in the song. That’s how we got the final product.
We love your authentic and powerful vocals, have you had any professional training?
I have been getting professional training for as long as I can remember. I started with musical theatre singing then went on to contemporary vocal training now for the past couple of years I have been doing classical voice and opera training.
What can we expect from your debut EP?
Well we are thinking of releasing my album hopefully next year. I have been influenced quite heavily by bands like Eluveitie, Nightwish, Eleine, Kamelot and of course Evanescence. So in my debut album you can expect a lot of different sounds blended together in interesting ways. There are some Mediterranean folk sounds and some Celtic folk sounds blended in with the heavy guitars. Every song brings something different and unique to the overall sound of the album. There are many different elements to this album and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
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