Adia Victoria has channeled her love for retro foreign television by formatting it as the base for her new music video. The indie-rock singer shared her latest single earlier this week with “Different Kind of Love,” which is set to be included in her forthcoming sophomore studio album, Silences, when it arrives on February 22 through Canvasback Music. The album was recorded alongside The National guitarist Aaron Dessner, and follows the 2017 release of Victoria’s Baby Blues EP.
Fans can tune into the black-and-white video above to hear the new song, which follows the previously-shared “Dope Queen Blues” as the album’s second pre-release single. The video itself starts out with a pre-song interview–spoken in French with the help of subtitles–between a fake television host played by Parisian musician Madeleine Besson, and Adia, who portrays the program’s fictional musical guest. According to her answer prior to the song, “Different Kind Of Love” is about a theme everyone can relate to, broken hearts. The video may look retro, but the music from the new track is anything but. Victoria once again channels her love for dark and heavy guitar-driven instrumentation fueled by mind-rattling levels of fuzz. Oddly enough, there’s something about 1960’s European style and swagger that fits Victoria’s unique brand of artistic sensuality almost perfectly.
"Different Kind of Love' is at its heart an attempt to confront very primal, timeless questions of the human condition,” Victoria mentioned about her latest song in a statement shared via press release. “We all fall in and out of love and question those who join us in our folly. I teamed up with Alex Bittan to recreate a performance that may have felt at home on 1960's French television … The video is only one take, and this captures the relentless spirit of the repeated refrain-between the world and me.”
Speaking of her relationship with the world, Victoria will head out on the North American leg of her world tour beginning in just over a month with a performance in Washington, D.C. on February 19. The run of shows across the United States will continue until March 16, after which she’ll head over to Europe and the U.K. for a brief stretch of dates in late March and early April. Victoria also announced earlier this week that she’ll be performing at Boston Calling Music Festival in late May, hinting that she may return for the second leg of U.S. shows come summer.
Fans can click here to purchase tickets to select shows for the upcoming run. Fans can also click here to revisit AXS' 2017 interview with Victoria where she speaks about her love for living abroad in cities like Paris.