ARTIST OF THE WEEK: No. 212 Adia Victoria

Since releasing her well-received debut album 'Beyond The Bloodhounds' back in 2016, Nashville native Adia Victoria quickly established herself as a modern woman of the blues. Channeling the greats of the blues movement but adding a modern and progressive angle to the sound, she now returns with her highly-anticipated new single 'Dope Queen Blues'.

Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, 'Dope Queen Blues' sees a more confident and assured Victoria at the helm. With her rich and sultry voice layered over a pulsing, piano-led rhythm, her latest single looks to add onto the foundation laid out on her first full-length and deliver a wonderfully powerful return in the process.

Speaking about the new release, the frontwoman said, “I wrote it about when I was down in Atlanta with friends talking about my early 20's when I lived there. It was a hazy, wild, debaucherous time. I was putting myself back in the shoes of that 20 year old that had just absolute freedom. We were making money and blowing it. It was a carefree time when we revelled in all of our vices. When I first wrote it it was just me and my guitar but when I went in with Aaron, I said, I don't think this is bad enough or hitting hard enough so Aaron sat down on the piano and did that. I remember after that initial session, Aaron dropped me off at the train and I was sitting on the train and it was then that I knew we were on to something really special.”

Have a listen to 'Dope Queen Blues' in the player below.