Adia Victoria drops a devilishly potent ‘Different Kind Of Love’

New Sounds: The Nashville 'gothic blues' musician has a new record out in February and plays Boston Calling '19.


Boston Calling announced its Spring ’19 lineup this morning, and the festival’s undercard is all the rage. But while artists like King Princess, Yaeji, Sidney Gish, and Sasha Sloan are getting well-due props and attention, there’s another artist way down in the small font that’s bound to make a big noise over Memorial Day weekend: Adia Victoria.

The Nashville-based “gothic blues” performer is set for a massive breakthrough, and it begins today with not only her inclusion on Boston Calling, but the release of a devilishly potent new single called “Different Kind Of Love.”

The track will be included on Victoria’s forthcoming LP, Silences, out February 22 via Canvasback Music and produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, a co-curator of Boston Calling’s artist lineup.

“‘Different Kind of Love’ is at its heart an attempt to confront very primal, timeless questions of the human condition,” Victoria says. “We all fall in and out of love and question those who join us in our folly. I teamed up with Alex Bittan to recreate a performance that may have felt at home on 1960s French television, replete with Parisian musician Madeleine Besson playing host. The video is only one take, and this captures the relentless spirit of the repeated refrain — ‘between the world and me, tell me what will be? who do you love, tell me who do you love?'”

Get in the know below. And get to Boston Calling early — Adia Victoria is not to be missed.

Adia Victoria 2019 Live Dates:
February 19 – Washington, DC – DC9
February 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny’s Brenda’s
February 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
February 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
February 25 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
February 26 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
February 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Halll (Upstairs)
March 1 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
March 2 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
March 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
March 5 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
March 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
March 9 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
March 11 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
March 12 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
March 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
March 15 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
March 16 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
May 24 to 26 – Allston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival