Victoria Voss (SE)
Victoria Voss is a Swedish-French pop artist and songwriter with wide-ranging influences. Her sound mixes playful and melodic toplines with experimental productions where electronic and organic sounds meet.
Accompanying herself on the piano and guitar, Victoria has been a musician since she could crawl up on a piano stool in her early childhood. During her teens, she sung in and toured with professional choirs as well as performed with different bands ranging from indie pop to metal rock. In 2016, she completed a songwriting and music production degree at SAE Institute in Stockholm after which she also started co-producing her own tracks.
In recent years, Victoria has placed most of her focus on developing her songwriter career, writing for artists signed to major labels such as Warner, Universal Music and BMG. She is currently working with Starlab Publishing alongside her better half with whom she co-writes and produces most of her songs. Inspired from France’s strong lyrical culture, Victoria places a lot of emphasis on writing meaningful lyrics, playing with language and putting a twist on common themes. As a (half) Swede, it goes without saying that her songwriting equally emphasises hooky melodies.
After countless hours in the studio with a burning pen, the craving for an artist career of her own grew too strong to ignore. Victoria is now at the start of delivering a suite of personal, self-written material. This spring, she released the feature track ‘Ego’ together with producer/artist Rich Edwards on the Dutch EDM label Gemstone Records. Her first single ‘Layers’ is due September 7th – watch this space.
Alongside pursuing her musical career, Victoria is putting her passion for solving environmental issues into action by doing a PhD thesis in sustainability sciences at Stockholm University. She previously studied at Imperial College and Oxford University in the U.K., as well as spent part of her childhood living in Paris. The years spent abroad have stimulated her songwriting to grow bolder, merging genres and sourcing inspiration from underground sounds.
Victoria’s research has taken her to many corners of the world, from the remaining primary rainforests of Borneo and coral reefs in Florida all the way to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. In her capacity as scientist, Victoria’s attended several ministerial meetings as well as presented to H.M. the King and Queen of Sweden.
She hopes one day to be able to merge her musical and scientific careers in order to stimulate both heart and brain in tackling some of the most important issues of our time. To date, the arts and science communities have largely thrived in silos, while the opportunities to build on respective forces are huge. Communicating humanitarian and environmental issues through music has the power to move on an emotional level and reach more people than scientific papers might do. Making sustainable living and humanism the norm may also be easier to achieve if influencers and trend-setters in the arts community become ambassadors for these issues rather than filling their Instagram accounts with pictures of perfect bodies and sponsored ads that encourage more consumption.
Be it through thematic festivals where music and science are shared, educational documentaries with a captivating soundtrack, or music videos and lyrics that raise the issues, Victoria wants to explore this science-art gap and unlock the untapped potential.