Veronica Bianqui helps disentangle humans from their self-destructive ways in ‘Victim’
Location: Echo Park, California
FFO: Vagabon, Liz Phair
Label: Marlene Records
Garage-pop newcomer Veronica Bianqui releases her first single ‘Victim’. Written about coming to terms with and breaking free from co-dependent, self-destructive behaviours, Veronica establishes herself with a crunchy pop sound that incorporates anthemic, powerhouse vocals and a nostalgic, intoxicating video to boot. Her huge soul may be trapped inside a comparatively small body, but that doesn’t stop her belting out the passionate cries for her voice to be heard.
The opioid epidemic in the US and recent untimely death of Bianqui’s sister at the age of 35 (who struggled with years of drug addiction), the message means even more now than when the track was written four years ago.
Commenting on the track, she says: “Now, to me, it represents the hope for addicts to escape from their cycle of addiction. I hope it serves as inspiration for addicts and their loved ones around the world that you can put your foot down and change—that you don’t have to be a victim, like my sister—and so many millions of others—unfortunately have been.”