Adia And The Devil Blues

Adia Victoria. Photo by Brett Warren The climactic song on Adia Victoria’s sophomore album Silences is “Get Lonely,” which takes its title from the seemingly paradoxical line, “I want to get lonely with you.” There have been hundreds of thousands of songs about loneliness, but this may be the first to describe the condition as desirable. “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely,” Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera sang, but Victoria does.  The story behind the song is the story behind the album, a quest to reclaim the quiet and solitude of her former life, the Silences that gave birth to the songs on her acclaimed 2016 album, Beyond The Bloodhounds. That breakthrough made possible a year and a half of touring that spread her music throughout North America and Europe but exacted a heavy toll from the singer-songwriter. “I’d gone from being a lonely person, living alone in Nashville,” she says, “to going all over the world with my band. When I got off the road in 2017, I was very much changed. I realized I was in a deep depression. Art before was easy; now it was hard. Even my relationship with my guitar had changed severely. The guitar is…

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