Adia Victoria — Stuck in the South
I had been in a little musical rut before I heard about Adia Victoria and her new tune “Stuck in The South.” PR people keep sending me electro-pop bands or remixes of electro-pop bands that have no soul. So when “Stuck in the South” appeared in my inbox, it was a breath of fresh southern air.
Victoria is currently living in Nashville, but I’m not sure she can be considered a local since she grew up in South Carolina and has lived in Atlanta, New York, and Paris. And if her tune’s title is any indication of her true feelings, she may not stay here for long.
“Stuck in The South” is a grimy, swampy bluesy tune that begins with Victoria haunting almost childish voice and a bluesy guitar vamp before the band hits with full force at the chorus. Lyrically, Victoria focuses on the shadowy side of southern imagery with lines like “I don’t nothin’ ’bout southern belles, but I can tell ya something ’bout southern hell,” and “I’ve been dreaming of swinging from that old palmetto tree.” It’s dark stuff; perfect for the blues.
Right now Victoria is keeping a pretty low profile–she has a Facebook page, but no website– but she is a recent signee to the Billions booking agency which should help expose her to a larger audience. Keep a look out for more tune and tour dates from Victoria, and if you’re in Nashville, be sure to catch her show, opening for Those Darlins at 3rd and Lindsley on August 17.