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Victoria Staff Releases New EP “Records & Honesty”

Victoria Staff Releases New EP “Records & Honesty”
Some relationships are just inherently toxic and messy, but that’s the fun of them. There’s no logical reason for those two people to be together but you find yourself caught in a merry-go-round of stupid, repeating your same mistakes until you’re not even sure how you got there. That is what Victoria Staff’s new song “Here We Go Again” is about.

 “The relationship I was in was emotionally draining but also a little…pointless? I didn’t realize it until the end, but I was really driving on a road to nowhere. As much as I look back at that time and want to shake myself awake for being so stupid, this song is emblematic of how sad I was back then. Bad relationships can be fun or funny in hindsight, but it feels different when you’re in it.”

“This EP, Records & Honesty, is about honesty. These songs are the things I wanted to say in the situation, but the situation got away from me. It’s about being honest with my feelings, being honest with my reality, and being honest with myself – which is probably the hardest one.”

Surrounded by music since birth, Victoria Staff took a weird route in becoming a singer-songwriter. After getting her degree in Behavioural Neuroscience from UBC, she decided her passion for helping people with anxiety, depression and sexual trauma (like herself), was maybe not her true calling. Playing shows in Vancouver for “beer money” soon became an obsessive side project – or maybe her true calling?

With years of songwriting experience, “Records & Honesty” is a true labour of love and a catharsis for her demons. Victoria hopes people will find therapy in her music just as much as she did creating it. This multi-talented instrumentalist (guitar, piano, banjo, and ukulele) found inspiration from the likes of Taylor Swift, Hozier, and Gregory Alan Isakov. “The song is basically about ‘shooting your shot’. I was in a ‘will they/won’t they’ with a friend, until he decided to move for a year to a different country. This song was everything I wanted to say if I ever had the guts to tell him,” explains Staff. “It’s funny when you get to keep a song and leave the boy behind. This song used to make me cry because I was so infatuated with this person, and this reminded me of him, but now it makes me so happy because I’m so proud of it. To be honest, I’m not even sure where he ended up – but I got a great song out of it.”



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