VICTORIA K Interview 22/04/20
MM: Congratulations on your Album Debut “Essentia” how pleased nervous are you now release day is nearly upon us.
VK: Thank you. I’m very excited actually, it’s our first album and I can’t wait for it to be out!
MM: The Album is awesome how pleased are you with the responses from Media and fans so far to the tracks you have released.
VK: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed Essentia. I’m super happy with how everything is coming along. The response to the singles have been really positive and the album seems to have a lot of interest. I’m so grateful for that.
MM - Tell us about the songwriting for ‘Essentia’, what experiences/ideas inspired the songs behind this album?
VK: The album is made up of songs I had written over several years. The hardest part was choosing which songs to use and that took some time. All the songs talk about the human essence, that internal world that defines us, our thoughts, feelings, fears and faith. We all face the same struggles but no one really talks about them.
MM - How would you best describe your music to any of our readers who are currently unfamiliar with your music?
VK: It’s a blend of orchestral music and metal music. The music is very moody, dark and somber and we’ve also added some middle eastern and Nordic sounds.
MM: It must be especially difficult and frustrating for you to have the release in the middle of this worldwide lockdown, do you plan to do a live stream with the Band at some stage.
VK: It’s a very difficult time for everyone. We wish everyone good health and safety during these difficult times. We had plans of touring Europe however all that is on hold at the moment. We have been working on a live streamed concert and we may have more news on that shortly. Everything depends on the current restrictions though.
MM: You are so very talented and young when did you first realize you have such a phenomenal talent.
VK:- Thank you. I’ve never really thought of myself as a “phenomenal talent”. I just sing because I love it and want to share my music.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far.
VK: I absolutely loved playing the support for Eluveitie when they toured Australia. It was the best experience I have had so far and all the band members were so lovely and supportive.
MM: Who would be the ultimate Band / Musicians to work with
VK: Oh wow. That’s a really hard questions. There are so many artists that I would love to play with. Within Temptation, Evanescence, Nightwish and Kamelot just to name a few. I would love though, if Tommy Karevik sang on one of my albums one day.
MM: Where would you like to see yourself in ten years' time.
VK: Music is my life and I would love to be sharing our music with fans all over Europe and playing the larger festivals like Wacken.
MM: You have done some killer covers as well, which is your favorite cover and do you plan to do any more soon.
VK: Thank you. I love a lot of the covers but my favourite would have to be “Last Ride of The Day -Nightwish”. The song is simply amazing and it was so much fun to record. There are no plans at the moment for more covers, all the focus is on the release of Essentia.
MM: Can you tell me why we should buy “Essentia”
VK: I guess if you love moody, orchestral, metal music with some gothic and middle eastern influences, then this album is for you.
MM: Three Words to describe Victoria K
VK: Reflective, grateful and creative.
MM: Do you have any final words for our readers and your fans
VK: Thank you everyone for all your support and love. We are so grateful. Stay safe and healthy in these uncertain times and we hope to see you all soon at one of our shows. Facebook