Raised in France and Texas, the effervescent new single by the teenager is at once cosmopolitan and has genuine heart.
Far from your average teenager, Victoria Celestine grew up in France as well as San Antonio, Texas -- how's that for a contrast? -- and after developing her prodigious musical talents was discovered by Strokes producer Gordon Raphael at a local open mic night. Since then her collaboration with producer Blake Harnage has yielded her terrific debut single "Wasted Tears" and now the new single and video "Something More", which is even better.
Sonically cut from the same cloth as CHVRCHES and Banks (the artists, not the institutions), "Something More" is bright and vibrant electropop, its simple message of self-empowerment a welcome dose of optimism in a world that seems like it's falling apart all around us. Cosmopolitan but with genuine heart, it feels as if it's a reflection of her own diverse background. It's a knockout track, and leaves you eager to hear what this young artist comes up with next.
"'Something More' is about getting up and out of a pit of saddened emotional state and running towards a better place," she tells PopMatters. "Knowing that after the tears it's time to move on to something more."
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