Victoria Reed’s New Album ‘Aquamadre’ Out NOW
Livestream Performance Today on Paloma Wool's Instagram
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PRAISE FOR VICTORIA REED:
"Victoria Reed carved out a path uniquely her own'" — Billboard
"close to magical...intimate study of spiritual deliverance" — NOISEY
"Stevie Nicks knack for songwriting... bleeds authenticity" — Paste
(New York, NY): Today, alt-pop singer-songwriter Victoria Reed releases her new album ‘Aquamadre’ (AWAL/ Fisica Moderna Records.) Inspired by Reed’s lifelong study of astrology and tarot, the collection of songs is equal parts pop and experimental, built off swirling synthesizers, slinky guitars, and hypnotic beats, and Reed’s performances are breathy and captivating to match. At times angelic, at times haunting, she sounds otherworldly, but her writing is very much grounded in the emotional reality of modern womanhood and the seemingly impossible contradictions it demands.
“While the songs I write will likely always be deeply personal, ultimately, it’s the message, collaboration, and connection that matter most to me,” Victoria says about the record. “Sharing my songs with the world and seeing that people can connect with them on some level truly gives me a sense of purpose in life. Something magical happens when we connect through music and lyrics, through sharing our troubles, our fears, our hopes, our triumphs, our joy, and suddenly remembering that we’re not alone. And that’s what I hope to do with this album.”
Largely recorded from her home studio in Mexico City, where the Brooklynite-by-way-of-Detroit recently relocated, ‘Aquamadre’ is a ten-track exploration of pain and finding the salve for it amidst the chaos. Reed enlisted Autre Ne Veut to produce the album, and her life partner musician Erik Deutsch (Leftover Salmon, Citizen Cope, Norah Jones) to craft the haunting soundscape, which stretches from sparsely instrumented meditations on healing (“Heal Your Pain”, “I Will”) to victorious emotional celebrations of calm (“Life 2 Be Adored”).
Read more about Victoria via American Songwriter: https://
Victoria will be performing a live set today via Barcelona fashion brand Paloma Wool’s Instagram at 9am PT/ 12pm ET.
About Victoria Reed:
Born into a Greek and Italian family that believed strongly in both the power of the mystical and the power of music (Reed’s father, Alto Reed, rose to fame playing saxophone in Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band), Reed first began writing her own songs as a way of working through the emotional tumult of adolescence. After dropping out of college in Chicago and moving to New York, she released her debut album, ‘Chariot,’ to universal praise in 2016. Vice Noisey called the record “near-magical,” while Paste raved that it “bleeds authenticity,” and Popdust hailed it as “bold, daring, and visceral.” The collection landed Reed dates supporting the likes of Citizen Cope and Mason Jennings, among others, and earned her festival slots in both the US and Europe. She currently lives in Mexico City with her husband and collaborator Erik Deutsch, who has performed and recorded with everyone from Norah Jones and Leftover Salmon to Shooter Jennings and The Dixie Chicks.
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April 24, 2020 9:35pm ET by Shore Fire Media