Today we are pleased to join forces with Victoria Langford for the premiereof her latest single “Boboli Gardens,” an ethereal, dream-like track that haunts you right of the first chord. Boboli Gardens is a landmark garden in Florence, Italy, replete with fountains, statues, gardens, and a spectacular view of the Florence skyline. The single “Boboli Gardens” frames an ominous turning point for Victoria and her ex set in these paradisal environs.
About the song, Langford comments “I wanted Boboli Gardens to sound heartbreaking. It’s sad, it’s reflective; it’s also dramatic and resolute. I chose instruments that embody those feelings- what is more heartbreaking than a violin? There’s this moment where all the hope lies shattered like glass on the floor, yet there’s the decision to walk over it barefoot out the door, never to look back.”
Singer-songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Victoria Langford is an accomplished musician who has weathered the rigors of classical-based school band regimes. As an adult, with little experience playing in bands, she immersed herself in-the-trial-by-fire world of playing with indie rock musicians. Yet, the most challenging music experience she’s grappled with has been writing, recording, and releasing her bravely emotive debut solo album next Spring.
Victoria’s debut was born out of necessity to process an abusive marriage. She wrote and produced the entire album. Prior to this collection of songs, Victoria had not played guitar, sang, used recording software, nor did she consider herself a songwriter.
Victoria’s signature sensibility is best described as empowering indie pop-rock, but with the feel of the songs influenced by the grandeur, dramatic dynamics, and tender musicality of classical music. Select rock and indie influences for this cycle of songs include Feist, Radiohead, St. Vincent, NIN, and Smashing Pumpkins.