Canadian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Victoria Anthony reveals a stunning sophomore album ‘New Disaster’
Throughout the thirteen powerful and cleverly written tracks there is one clear and inclusive message – approach life fearlessly and remain true to yourself.
“New Disaster” follows a series of singles and videos that have garnered critical praise from Billboard, People, Stereogum, AltPress, Consequence, and many more, and her 2020 debut album Real Life.
Produced by award-winning Canadian producer/engineer/songwriter Ryan Worsley and mixed by GRAMMY Award winner Tony Maserati (Selena Gomez, Beyonceì) and GRAMMY-nominated Matty Green (Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa) the album fuses shimmering pop gloss and ascendant pop-punk accented by an undeniable rock ‘n’ roll spirit and boundless energy. It also offers a lyrical depth and directness that you wouldn’t expect from a 17-year-old. Victoria co-wrote the album alongside Worsley, Tavish Crowe, Matthew V, Lolo, and Brian Howes.
Victoria says: “This album is a time capsule for the excitement, passion, and fear that fills the time between high school and the rest of your life. After experiencing my emotions so intensely and writing them into my songs, I can’t wait to finally share New Disaster, in all its multi-faceted & youthful glory, with the world.”
“New Disaster” storms out of the gate with an abundance of melody and an infectious, singalong-worthy chorus.
A music video for “New Disaster”, filmed across the UK and Europe during a 15-date sold-out tour with American Tik Tok sensation Leah Kate in November 2022, accompanies the album release. The video captures the spirit of the refrain “Let’s go faster” as Victoria is shown running through the streets of different UK and European cities. The video captures the feeling of youth, energy, and adventure.
“Can’t Hold Back,” is an unhinged infatuation banger about getting lost in your feelings for someone you barely know, showcasing a striking rock edge and Victoria’s fiery vocals. Upon its release as one of the album’s lead-up singles, the track struck an instant chord with its audience and was deemed one of the best new pop songs of the week by Billboard Magazine.
She examines the repercussions of questionable decisions on the mid-tempo “Another Regret” and the similarly spirited “Better Boyfriend.”
She assumes the role of scorned lover on “Your Mom,” calling out the toxic behaviours of a former partner, highlighting their deceptive nature with biting lyrics: “You knock me down and you like it/You find my misery exciting/Said things you’ll never take back/ Do you kiss your mom with a mouth like that?
While a general sense of empathy and understanding permeates each note of the album, it’s Victoria’s relatability that will ultimately endear her to wider audiences.
New Disaster Tracklist:
Can’t Hold Back
You Don’t Love Me
Non-Existent Love Life
Fight For Me
Stress Me Out
Kinda Into You