On the 5th of April, Victoria Hoffmann released her single ‘Hopeless Love’. Although Victoria has only been writing songs since 2018, in the tradition of indie-folk music, the song tells a vivid and emotional story.
Despite a diverse and storied background, Victoria is ever determined to make the music she wants to make. She has formed her own style despite criticism online, where she was targeted for not making music seen to be more fitting for a black musician. Taking pride in her individuality, the harmonies and chords throughout the track remind me somewhat of artists such as Amy McDonald with its bouncy rhythm, flowing melodies and confessional lyrics.
Though her whole family work in medicine, Victoria overcame the pressures placed on her to follow suit and through hard work and determination became a singer-songwriter, proving that she’s had to endure a host of constraints to get to where she is now – the added online criticism only firing her up and fuelling her music further.
‘Hopeless Love’ is a good sign of things to come, as Victoria is due to release her debut album in the summer of this year. For an artist who has not been writing songs for long, this – her third single – shows promise with well-balanced production and excellent story telling.
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