It was over a year ago since I first wrote about Adia Victoria and how much I couldn't wait for an actual album from her (she was a pick for my most anticipated albums of 2016,) and we finally have a new single from the upcoming album. While "Sea of Sand" was more of a dark, gothic version of alt-country, "Dead Eyes" is much more of a rocker. It's by far the most upbeat song we've heard from Victoria so far, with fast guitars and plinking keyboards. Based on the few singles she had previously released, I certainly wasn't expecting this to be what the first single off her forthcoming album to sound like, but I'm now even more intrigued than before. And at only 2 minutes 21 seconds, it's over before you want it to be.
We still have a bit of a wait for the album, but we do finally have a release date: Beyond the Bloodhounds will be released on May 13 via Canvasback, which is an imprint of Atlantic Records. You can listen to "Dead Eyes" below, and be sure to like her on Facebook for more information, including her extensive tour schedule.