Adia Victoria: 2016
Adia Victoria at WFUV (photo by Sarah Burns)
In the summer of 2014, Adia Victoria released her debut single, "Stuck In The South." It's a slow burn of a tune with lines like, "I don't know nothing 'bout Southern belles, but I'll tell you something 'bout Southern hell." It knocked my socks off.
Since then, FUV has been keeping an eye on the woman from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and waiting for her debut album. It's here now and it's every bit as good as the single promised. Victoria wraps her transporting voice around swampy textures, thick with atmosphere, in the dozen tracks on Beyond the Bloodhounds.
She's literary, she's poetic, she's honest, and she's fierce. She talks about everything from marijuana to Portishead to her arm's length relationship with the city of Nashville in this FUV Live session.