Just two and a half years after she became a viral sensation after singing to her idol P!NK at Rogers Arena in her hometown of Vancouver, Victoria Anthony has released her debut album “Real Life”, along with a music video for the title track.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/253tUBvTOQ8
Victoria was so inspired by P!NK’s encouraging words to “never give up”, and uplifted by worldwide media coverage and the video of her experience being viewed over 100 MILLION times, that she started writing her own songs, and eventually was able to write and record with some of Canada’s biggest producers.
It was her grit and determination that earned her the opportunity to write and record alongside industry heavyweights Justin Gray (Avril Lavigne, Luis Fonsi, Mariah Carey), Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepsen, Simple Plan, Victoria Duffield) and Rob Wells (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber) to create Real Life.
From songwriting, pre-production, recording, mixing, and mastering, Victoria has been attentive to every detail leading up to the release of Real Life, including having played an active role in her branding, on the artistic and visual aesthetics related to everything from the album artwork and singles covers, to conceptualizing and even co-directing her own music videos.
“The biggest takeaway from the writing process was just how much I learned. Every single person I worked with was open to my ideas and hearing what I envisioned for the song. It was a truly collaborative process, which is important to me. It’s my name on the record; it was important that I was a key part of the creative process of bringing it to life,” she said.
While Real Life may very well catapult her onto the world stage, she’s already made significant waves in her career that has helped put the young singer-songwriter on par with some of the biggest names in the business.
The first two singles from the album (Sleep and Gotta Get Up) have already accumulated over 478,000 streams on Spotify in the past two months, and the music videos have been viewed over 900,000 times.
It is as if the whirlwind of her career over the last few years is preparing her for something beyond her wildest dreams.
“I feel like everything happens for a reason,” Victoria said. “All of these experiences are leading up to a bigger moment and I want to be sure I’m ready for anything that comes my way.”