Victoria Simmond’s newest retro energy ballad.
Victoria Simmonds – ‘Nonetheless A Lengthy Method To Go’
‘Whisper to me, by means of the fallen leaves…’ begins Victoria Simmonds’s newest launch ‘Nonetheless A Lengthy Method To Go’. It’s a line that units the tone for a tune that tends in direction of the grand and poetic but in addition covers some fascinating floor. It’s not solely a love tune, nor a breakup tune, however relatively a ‘issues are robust, let’s see how we go’ type of tune. However supporting one another by means of tough instances is one thing we will all relate to.
Victoria Simmonds is a British singer-songwriter, typically discovered protecting emotional and mental-health-inspired material. After her 2020 debut album, she’s discovered herself performing round Europe and steadily releasing singles.
‘Nonetheless A Lengthy Method To Go’ is a heartfelt energy ballad with some classic influences and epic aspirations.
Simmonds’ lyrics paint an image of a turbulent relationship with a way of grandeur, admitting ‘others could not perceive’ however that they need to ‘see how far our ships can sail’. Acquainted pop melodies again up hopeful sentiments like ‘you’ll dry my eyes and can nurse your damaged coronary heart’, however there’s a way of melancholy as she admits there’s ‘nonetheless an extended approach to go’. Simmonds’ vocals are efficient, and soulful displaying off some excessive belting capabilities.
The manufacturing is centred round echoing beats, paying homage to a heartbeat. There are some emotive piano chords, and guitars that ship moody assist and tense, thrumming strains. There’s additionally some sturdy backing vocal work, significantly within the haunting ‘oohs’. The ability ballad model and epic echoes recall to mind extra classic artists like Bonnie Tyler, although there are shades of extra present acts like Girl Gaga and Lana Del Rey as nicely. An accessible observe if you happen to’re within the temper for it.
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