Now based in Nottingham, via the unlikely route of Nigeria and Greece, Victoria Hoffman’s new single, ‘Hopeless Love‘, is released today (5th April) and captures her indie-folk style and confessional lyrics. Having only started writing songs in 2018, ‘Hopeless Love’ is her third single and comes ahead of a proposed debut album release in the Summer.
Though Hoffman’s family were all based in the field of medicine, she was determined to become a singer songwriter, a choice which was met with amusement and more barbed criticism online, where she was scorned for making music in such a wide variety of genres not typically associated with a black musician. These prejudices have only helped to fuel her desire to make the music she wants to make, the latest being ‘Hopeless Love’, which Victoria explains the story behind:
“This is a song about boy who sees girl on a bus and they have an instant connection. They both were in a relationship already, which makes things even more dramatic. They were seeing each other secretly, hoping they won’t get caught – unfortunately, it didn’t last long, the girl had to move away, and a few years later, she is married with kids and she is thinking of what it could have been, hitting that she would like to meet the guy again.”
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