Victoria Song has finally released her 1st solo album titled VICTORIA. Unfortunately, this record is not available on international streaming platforms, so I can only react to the title track – “Up To Me” since it was posted on YouTube.
Here is the album highlight medley for anyone interested – Song Qian popularly known as Victoria or Victoria Song is a Chinese singer, dancer, model and actress. She was born on February 2nd, 1987. In 2009 she debuted in South Korea under SM Entertainment as the leader of the girl group – f(x). She gained fame after appearing with 2PM’s Nickhun in the Korean variety program – We Got Married. Victoria is currently managed by Song Qian Studio, and this new album marks her official debut as a solo artist.
(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to this song.)
Reaction to Title Track/MV:
- Apparently, this album was supposed to be released three years ago. Hence why the music video style seems a bit outdated.
- Also, there are no English captions.
- I love the very bright coloured visuals.
- The song starts out with a soft piano and guitar.
- The distorted sound that plays before Victoria’s vocal entry makes me feel like I’m entering space.
- The instrumental is bubbly but not too upbeat.
- She sounds good, and I love the rap-singing style she used on this track.
- The choreography is simple and adorable.
- The electronic sound isn’t overdone on this track. The EDM elements are slightly laid back on this one.
- It’s a nice song, but I’m not really getting into the vibe.
- I wish I could hear the entire album because I could find other songs that I love among the B-sides.
- From the highlight medley, I like the sound of track 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and of course 10 because that is “Roof on Fire”
- I feel like “Broken Wings” would have been my favourite new song on this album.
- I will check later to see if any audio files get uploaded to YouTube because, as of now, there’s nothing.
- Her studio needs to release this album on international platforms because she has international fans who want to support her.
- Alright, before I give my final rating, I’m going to listen to “Up To Me” again.
- I definitely love the retro sound and visuals.
- I appreciate the cute choreography.
- Victoria sounds fantastic, but “Up To Me” isn’t the kind of song I see myself going back to a lot. So my rating is 7.5/10.
Even though the title track wasn’t to my taste, I am super thrilled that Victoria finally released her solo album, and I can’t wait to have access to the full record. You all best believe that once I get my hands on the album, I will be giving her a proper review.