Rockwood Music Hall was a first for me. It’s crazy that I’ve been to all the nooks and crannies that New York has to offer on the music side, but not this one. Three levels of different types of music, there are a wide array of genres music lovers such as myself can discover. On this particular night which was apart of the Communion Music Series, I saw a Brooklyn-based artist by the name of Victoria Reed. The bottom floor of Rockwood was dimly lit for fans, just with a candle in spots while the main stage had the most lighting. It’s just coincidental that this arrangement fit Reed’s musical style the most.
In a way, Reed’s music almost embodies the everyday feeling of New York itself. It’s for those days where you want to not take the subway and just get lost in the sea of lights and cavalcade of streets that New York has to offer. Most of her songs are composed of relationships; whether it’s within herself or her lover which also gives her music a more relatable feel. There’s a dreamy guitar style that meshes well with her vocals; which teeter the line of soft and powerful. Victoria Reed’s music is not only very real as her experiences tell that are more like storytelling, but also have a blissful element to them.
Within the many places you’ll go, the chances you stumbling upon a non-mainstream artist that you like is very high. With her impending album, Chariot due out on February 26th, Victoria Reed will be there to get you through the last months of winter and welcome in a beautiful spring.
Learn more about Victoria Reed over on her website.
Watch the video for her track, “Make It Easy” below.