It felt bombastic like it happened too quickly. But I’d sure as hell go back.
Last Wednesday saw miracles in the form of wine, great company and the luscious, soul-cleansing voice of Victory Boyd. The event, known as The Pop-Up, was hosted by The Root and its subsidiaries in Studio 17, 17th street.
One of Black America’s finest, Victory Boyd saw her popularity skyrocket through her Youtube acoustics. But the real story started way before that. When Victory was 4-years-old.
As a child, Boyd sang in the Boys & Girls Choirs of Detroit – an organization founded by her parents. Those aspirations then took the family – all of whom are musicians – to New Jersey as the Perfect Blend Group (now Peace Industry Music Group), who, once upon a time, found themselves performing on NYC subway platforms and on the steps of the MET, before concluding that Central Park – specifically the Minton Tile Arcade – was the way to go. So they took to it, attracted attention, and made internet stardom.
Eventually, the Boyd family managed an audience with JAY-Z, who signed them to Roc Nation. Victory’s debut album; The Broken Instruments will debut this month. More information as to Victory’s origins can be found here.
At The Pop Up, Victory’s popped off. Reminiscent of what seemed like a church choir of one, her performance was everything and more. It was wild, sensational, catchy. Oozing crescendo. The audience was transfixed. Her voice vibrated like a melody that kept you wanting more. Victory defines Victory.
With a huge win over Jay-Z, and a career soon to excel, Victory Boyd had a confidence worth being envious over. Adept in the jazz chords, her music is a marriage between defiance and wonder, and it was hard not to notice.
Special thanks to The Root for the opportunity to attend. More information on Victory can be found here.