We’ve been loving the bluesy, alternative rock of Nashville songstress Adia Victoria since she began slowly releasing a couple songs at a time back in 2014. Finally, the extremely talented songwriter, performer, activist, and poet has announced the release of her debut record, Beyond the Bloodhounds, on May 13 via Canvasback Music. Victoria’s music is heavily influenced by southern literature, the Delta blues, classic country, modern alternative rock, and Afro punk, resulting in a sound that seems simultaneously old and new. Check out an interview we did with Victoria last year here if you’re interested in learning more about her literary, musical, and political influences.
Before she heads out on tour to promote the record, you can catch her at The High Watt this Saturday, March 5 with Rashad the Poet and Kid Freud. Grab your tickets here for just $10, then click through to listen to her creepy new single, “Dead Eyes,” which reclaims the story of the archetypal scary woman of blues songs and gives her a new voice.