Victoria Lane is a female pop vocalist. After spending years working in the corporate world she decided to follow her dreams. Victoria’s YouTube cover of Kygo’s “Carry Me” got over 100,000 views! She just recently released her new hew brand new single, “Lights Off”.
Check out our interview with Victoria!
upfrontNY Can you tell us about your single “Don’t Regret It”
Victoria Lane: “Don’t Regret It” was my debut as a solo artist that displays exactly how I was feeling at the time that I wrote it. It tells the story of being stuck in a rut in a relationship and coming to terms with the fact that it just isn’t working out. Unfortunately, the relationship I’m speaking about — mine with my hometown of Miami — really wasn’t working out. I felt stuck in a city that I didn’t feel had much to offer me anymore. So, I packed my bags, bought a one-way ticket to L.A., and I don’t regret it.
upfrontNY: Do you believe in regret, or do you believe things happen for a reason?
Victoria Lane: I believe everything happens for a reason: to push you down the right path or to teach you more about yourself and others. There are times when a person can look back on a situation and wish to have done something differently, but we’ve just got to keep moving forward and work with what we’ve got in the present.
upfrontNY: You have another single, “Lights Off” that was just released. Can you tell us about the inspiration behind this song?
Victoria Lane: I’d like to begin by giving a very warm thank-you to the guy who inspired this song: Thank you! This guy somehow convinced me to squash my preconceived notions about him and ultimately led me on. I finally realized he was indeed the jerk I’d previously believed him to be, and I confronted him while we were standing in a pitch-black room. He had the nerve to try to appease me by calling me pretty — yes, he called me pretty with the lights off —, and the rest is history.
upfrontNY: You have also covered some great songs on YouTube. If you could have any artist cover one of your own songs, who would it be?
Victoria Lane: If I could bring Whitney Houston back to cover one of my songs, I’d be over the moon! But if we’re talking current artists, I’m going to have to go with my girl Jojo. She is talented beyond belief, and I will forever work and push myself to try to reach her level!
upfrontNY: You spent years working in a corporate setting. What has life been like for you since pursuing music?
Victoria Lane: Happier. I’m forever grateful for the opportunities I was given working in corporate America, but the joy of fulfilling my musical dreams is, for lack of a better word, awesome.
upfrontNY: Who are your musical inspirations?
Victoria Lane: If you couldn’t already tell, Jojo is on my list. I’ve also been listening to a ton of Tory Lanez (cute that our names are similar, isn’t it?), Tove Lo, and I’m so looking forward to Julia Michaels’ upcoming EP because she’s an absolute genius songwriter.
upfrontNY: Who are you currently listening to?
Victoria Lane: See above and add in Foxes, Shawn Mendes, and Julie Bergan. I’ve also always got music by Acceptance, Taking Back Sunday, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez on my playlists!
upfrontNY: Do you currently have a favorite song or lyric?
Victoria Lane: My favorite song right now is “Arigato” by Julie Bergan. The beat is unbeatable — haha! —, and the lyrics are sharp and sassy, like me! My favorite lyric comes from “The Greatest” by Sia, which I covered: “I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive.” It puts the beauty of life into perspective.
upfrontNY: Is there anything you want others to know about you or your music?
Victoria Lane: I want people to know that every single one of my songs tells a story. My music is an honest representation of my life and my feelings, which I hope people connect with somehow —because of the actual message or simply because of the beat. I just hope you feel it.
Unrelated fun fact: I’m obsessed with ice cream and have been known to visit the same ice cream parlor three times in one day (shout-out to Salt and Straw).