Thursday, March 7, 2024

Victoria Bigelow - "Under the Tree"

Photo by Devan Skaggs

Victoria Bigelow gets compared to Mazzy Star quite a bit, and as soon as she starts singing on "Under the Tree," you'll get why. Her vocals are similar to Hope Sandoval both in sound and delivery. But Bigelow adds a more organic sound to dream pop. "Under the Tree" still has that dreamlike quality to it, but the song is a little closer to country or folk than you would expect from the genre. Bigelow's latest still has that hypnotic quality that will render you unable to resist its charm, but why would you want to? "Under the Tree" is simply a fantastic and mesmerizing example of the genre.

Victoria Bigelow says of her latest single:

“Sylvia Plath’s writing has always made me feel seen and validated. The Bell Jar sees the protagonist sit underneath a fig tree, unable to decide which fig she wants to eat first, with the figs representing different paths she can walk her life down. Instead of choosing she becomes paralyzed by her indecision and watches as they all turn black and fall to the ground… It’s an analogy that I have always connected with and really love, and is at the heart of the song.” 

You can watch the video for "Under the Tree" below. Songs for No One Vol. 2 is due out May 10 on Immortal Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Victoria Bigelow, check out the artist's website.

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