It’s the memory of a lifetime and a thrilling moment to witness, including the millions who saw it in the days afterwards, thanks to worldwide press coverage. It’s been viewed over 100 MILLION times online and it’s changed Anthony’s life forever.
The attention gleaned from the event, and the confidence gained from the experience has led to Anthony collaborating with some of Canada’s most decorated producers to write and record her own original music. Her first single, Without You, was soft-released in February 2019 and has already generated more than 371,000 streams on Spotify. A second song, and her first official radio single, “Because I’m A Girl”, was released on March 22. The music video for Because I’m A Girl was released April 23, 2019, directed by Nathalie Boltt and produced by Keyon Slowly, and has over 1,000,000 views on YouTube in two short months.
“Because I’m A Girl” was co-written alongside the Toronto songwriting duo of Rob Wells and Shobha, collectively known as The Fourth Floor, who have worked with the likes of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Nelly Furtado among many others.
“It’s not too political, but political enough to get my meaning across” Anthony explained. It’s about the importance of women having control of the choices in their life; it’s about empowerment and standing up for yourself, starting when you’re a girl and keeping that sense of inner strength throughout your whole life. And it’s also about women standing together, united, to make all our lives better,”
With the overwhelming success of ‘Because I’m a Girl ‘Anthony wanted to continue the momentum and the message behind the song by releasing a dance version, expected to hit streaming platforms July 12th, 2019. “Because I’m a Girl’ remix has a beat that will resonate with your soul and will undoubtedly make a splash this summer.
On July 25th, 2019, Victoria Anthony had her first concert with a packed venue at the iconic Rio Theatre in Vancouver, BC, called ‘NEVER STOP.’ She rocked the theatre with her original songs, breathtaking cover songs, incredible dancers, and even a soulful gospel choir! Everyone was on their feet, dancing to the energy of the room with Anthony’s fantastic performance. This concert will be a night to remember, and a kick start to many more shows to follow!
With such fierce determination, an abundance of raw talent that is only now starting to be fully explored, and a powerful authenticity and sense of self-awareness, there is little doubt that Victoria Anthony is on the cusp of a truly extraordinary career as a songwriter, vocalist and recording artist.