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Adia Victoria On Making 'Silences' & The Pain & Love Behind "Different Kind Of Love"
An artist's job is to speak her truth. That's exactly what Adia Victoria does on Silences, the stunning follow-up to her 2016 full-length debut Beyond The Bloodhouds.
"The time that I spent writing and recording this album was the time that I felt the greatest monumental shift in my life after the first record, and you're no longer just a private person You've got a career," Victoria said. "And so there's a lot of internal changes that happen, and for me, I felt like one of the greatest [changes] was I lost my connection with myself. I didn't trust my internal voice. I was so worried about what other people would think, and so for me, this album represents my determination to speak the unspeakable, to push past the doubts and the anxiety of being out in the public and learning to speak my truth again."
The standout track "Different Kind Of Love" which she wrote while she was, "grappling with being dumped, to put it plainly," give a glimpse into her delicate darkness. According to Victoria, the big questions this album and this song ask are as much about an internal struggle than a relationship on the surface.
"At the end of the song, when I'm asking, 'between the end of the world/what will it be/who do you love,' I'm actually asking myself There's nothing like a little heartache to inspire some incredible art," she said with a self-depricating laugh.