Chicago-born Vicky Sometani moved to the UK two years ago and has already captivated the London live music scene with her electrifying performances, arresting vocals and unique blend of Jazz, Soul and Folk.
Vicky’s debut single, Breeze, was released by Laid Bare Records on 28th November and shines a light on the complex emotional experience of having someone that you love not in your life anymore: “the bittersweet memories that come with break-up, and the fondness and/or sadness you’ll always feel towards them, even if it was meant to end when it did.” The song fuses a life-affirming melody with direct and honest lyrics.
The core role that song-writing has played in Vicky’s life is evident from the passion conveyed by her music and, despite all the personal life changes, Vicky’s move to London has triggered a burst of creativity:
“I’ve had periods in my life where I really didn’t believe in myself and was young and lost. And this is definitely reflected in my music now in some shape or form. There have been a lot of ups and downs over the last 10 years – constantly moving around from Chicago, California, Cleveland and to New York. It was difficult to get settled. I moved to London wanting to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and what makes me happy, and that was music. Now I’m back in love with it and have lots lined up!”
From moving around America and finding her feet in London to her newfound love of music, Vicky has channelled her life experiences into a profoundly honest and raw debut single.