Vic Allen - releases her single 'Healing' ahead
Covering the very relevant subject of persevering through a tough situation, Vic’s released her new single “Healing” worldwide on November 20th.
Like many others, the UK artist found herself greatly affected by the global pandemic this year, having to leave the vibrance of London to return home to Norwich for the foreseeable future. With studio sessions cancelled, she was unable to begin recording any new music over the summer, but was luckily able to finish up a project that began back in 2019. “I actually started recording "Healing" last year with Kaity Rae” says Vic about the process of the song. “I added some final touches with Sue McMillan earlier this year, but lockdown hit before we finished, so we managed to finalize everything via Zoom.”
Just like her latest single “I Can”, released in June this year, "Healing" is another solo write from Vic. “This song is about getting through a long period of sadness or suffering and realizing you’re finally starting to feel like your old self again” she explains. “I wrote it after a close friend had been through a break up that took a while to recover from. I took inspiration from both her story and emotions and struggles I’ve personally gone through in the past.” With the song stating “It’s been a really long, hard year”, Vic believes this will resonate with a lot of people after the difficulty that the pandemic has brought upon the world, and hopes that the lyrics of the song will remind listeners that things will eventually recover.
Vic recently took part in Country Music Week Digital as part of Song Suffragettes, with whom she was due to tour this April (the tour will be rescheduled due to Covid-19). To promote the tour, she flew out to Nashville in March to play at the Song Suffragettes 6th Anniversary show and appear on Radio Disney Country.
A top 5 artist in the iTunes UK Country Chart and a rising name on the UK scene, Vic Allen blends an acoustic-driven sound with strong influences from modern Country music. The past year has seen the release of her EP “Enough”, tracks from which received airplay on Country Hits Radio and BBC stations, as well as placement of lead single “Talk“ on Spotify’s official “New Music Nashville” playlist. In March 2019 Vic opened up for Sarah Darling on her Wonderland tour and in October played her first headline show, performing to a packed audience at The Green Note in London.
In 2018 she embarked on a country-wide tour with fellow songwriters Beth Keeping and Emily Faye, as part of “Write Like a Girl”, a movement aiming to put female songwriting talent in the spotlight. The tour was a huge success and was mentioned by Bob Harris on Radio 2, and due to high demand the girls carried out a second successful tour in November 2019.
Although she grew up playing musical instruments, Vic first picked up the guitar as a teenager and, after a trip to America where she was inspired by the rich Country music scene, she began songwriting. Travelling continues to be not only a passion, but a key influence in Vic’s music. In addition to multiple visits to Nashville, she has ventured to a range of other cities, states and countries, experiences which are reflected in songs such as “Bittersweet” and “Between The Lines”.
With her talents now having been recognized internationally, the future and success for the very talented Vic Allen on the world Country music stage is just beginning.