NEW EP ELEGY OUT SEPTEMBER 16TH VIA PARLOPHONE RECORDS
Victoria Canal shares her beautiful new single ‘pity season’. Lifted from forthcoming new EP Elegy, out Friday 16th September via Parlophone Records, ‘pity season’ follows ‘own me’ as the second single from her new project and was premiered by Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1.
Elegy is a collection of deeply heartfelt tracks that work through stages of grief, hurt and acceptance in Canal’s gorgeously effortless songwriting style. Following the EP’s narrative, pity season takes the listener inside a conversation between a sick person and their son over dinner, where he breaks the news about his illness to the family.
“They’re all at the dinner table and the song is told from the kid’s perspective,” Victoria explains. “It’s their perspective of ‘what the hell is going on?’ as they try to make sense of a terrible situation.”
Part of the song also sees the son exploring how he measures up next to his father. “It’s that fear of a loss of identity when the son wonders ‘How can I be like you, measure up to you, if you’re not around for me to observe and follow your lead?’” Victoria says,“The song eventually sees the parent assuming the strong role: they are there for their child once more.”
Victoria Canal tour dates
Thursday 30th June – Heaven, London, UK #
# with Luz, JP Saxe