Victoria Renée – Best Kept Secret – Now Revealed!

Captivating Artist Victoria Renee Hand Inspires Hope with Latest Single, "A Better Tomorrow" and New Upcoming Album "Secrets"

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LOS ANGELES, [March 1st,2024] —

In the heart of Women’s Month, Victoria Renée Hand takes the spotlight with her latest single, “A Better Tomorrow.” This multifaceted artist, known for her prowess in music, acting, and modeling, has crafted more than just a song; she has woven a vision for a world yearning for positivity, unity, and change.

Victoria’s vocal prowess draws comparisons to iconic figures like Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Ariana Grande, yet she approaches her artistry with humility, recognizing her personal growth and impact on a new generation.

“A Better Tomorrow,” her latest single, took an unexpected yet gratifying turn, aligning with the Edie Hand Foundation’s empowering initiatives. This collaboration exemplifies Victoria’s commitment to positive change and a brighter future.

Upcoming Album – “Secrets” by Victoria Renee – Out Summer 2024

The recent addition of Victoria Renée to The Sound of L.A. label marks a significant chapter in her flourishing career. Joining forces with the legendary label, along with the expertise of Michael and Anissa, sets the stage for her upcoming debut studio album, “Secrets.” Promising a musical journey filled with fun, grooves, powerful vocals, and unfiltered truths, Victoria’s artistry is set to reach new heights.

Beyond music, Victoria’s passion for acting and dancing is evident in her diverse roles, from Baby Jane to her current project in “True Grit.” She advocates for wellness, emphasizing meditation, self-awareness, and gratitude as essential components of her thriving career.

As a successful woman artist, Victoria encourages others to stay true to themselves, actively participate in their journey, and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth. Her incredible journey, shared generously with the world, leaves audiences eagerly anticipating more music, inspiration, and artistry from this remarkable talent.

A Better Tomorrow” is not just a single; it’s a vision, a call to action, and a testament to the transformative power of music. Featured on CNN and in the movie based on the novella “The Last Christmas Ride,” the single has already made waves, resonating with audiences beyond the realms of music.

Victoria Renée’s “A Better Tomorrow” stands as a beacon of hope, inspiring change and inviting listeners to join hands in creating a brighter, more harmonious world.

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Pump It Up Magazine - Women History Month With Victoria Renée - Vol. 9 - Issue #3

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34 pages, published 2/29/2024

Welcome to a special Pump It Up Magazine edition celebrating powerful women! Meet our cover star, Victoria Renée, whose soulful voice resonates with captivating rhythms. Dive into beauty, fashion, and a Fun Quiz. Discover wellness tips and the Humanitarian Spotlight on LA organizations supporting women. Founder Anissa Sutton shares love, good vibes, and inspiration. Pump It Up Magazine is more than a publication; it’s a vibrant space for…

 

Interview with Victoria Renee 

Hey there, Pump It Up Magazine Family! March is in full swing, and so is our celebration of Women’s Month! This month, we’ve got a real treat for you – the fabulous Victoria Renee Hand is in the spotlight. Not only is she a powerhouse in the music scene, her song “A Better Tomorrow” has made waves not only in the music industry but also in the film “The Last Ride” and a commercial on CNN.

What’s more, she’s also rocking the worlds of acting and modeling!

We’re diving into her multifaceted journey, exploring the notes of her music, the roles she takes on the stage. So, buckle up for a delightful ride with Victoria! Here’s to strong, talented women making waves in every industry!

 Hi Victoria! Great to have you here. Let’s dive in and get to know you a bit better.

Q1: Early Beginnings:

So, you started your musical journey super early, recording an album at just 9! What got you into music so young, and how did your album making waves in Europe shape your view on being a musician?

Victoria Renee:  

Early on in my career I went to a local recording studio to record an audition to perform at an Amway convention at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Needless to say, my first (non-competition) show was to about 20,000 people, which looking back is insane. I’m not sure if I was fearless or just didn’t even know I should be nervous… but I got the gig, and it was a blast! Long(er.. ha.) story short… A man who runs a ton of radio stations in Europe saw me perform and started playing my music, the next thing I know my mom informs me that I have two songs charting at the same time (# 5, and #7) on the charts in Europe. I’m sure if I heard my songs on the radio I would’ve lost it, but because I live in the US, I don’t think I fully understood how cool it was. I really just sang because I love to sing, and if it is well-received on a scale, I didn’t really understand than that is just a cherry on top.

Q2: Life in LA:

Moving from Indianapolis to LA is a big leap. How has LA influenced your music, and what have been the standout moments or challenges since you’ve been here?

Victoria Renee:

Moving to LA was a big leap with a million different challenges.  It’s nothing at all like Indiana (or anywhere, really…) -a major cultural shock to say the least… and notoriously expensive. I learned how to prioritize what I had to do until I could do what I wanted to do, and more and more the things that I had to do were the things I wanted to do. I’ve toured the world, did the girl group thing, starred in musicals, toured in musicals, gotten really close to some big big things, had some big deals and promises fall through as we all have in this business, had some unexpected opportunities present themselves that directly or indirectly changed my life. All without an agent. When I wasn’t working I was submitting myself… I learned that no one is going to care about my career the way I do, and no person on my team should be outworking me. There is no magic lottery ticket that I’m presented with upon arriving to LA.

Victoria Rene

Q3: Musical Style:

People often compare your voice to Mariah, Christina, and Ariana. How do you feel about those comparisons, and how would you describe your musical style?

Victoria Renee: Every time someone compares my voice to Mariah, Christina, Ariana , lately on my channel people said Celine, Katy Perry, Adele, -one person even said they were looking for my song in Adele’s discography before they realized it was me… I literally cried when I read that one, ha!

I laugh to myself because I just wanted people to not think I suck, maybe they’ll even like my music? There was a point where I would put something out and not ever even look at the comments or the analytics because the internet is scary and can be unnecessarily cruel. I’ve absolutely outgrown that and can confidently say that I am unapologetically myself.

I learned that If you live your life for other people, your life doesn’t belong to you. Words I live by.

So when people compare me to my idols, some of the best singers in the game…I’m honored for obvious reasons… but less obviously, and frankly, more importantly…  it reminds me of how far I’ve come vocally, spiritually, emotionally, mentally… in pretty much every way.

I just hope that I can influence a new generation the way those singers influenced me. Those comments  get me every time.

Q4: “A Better Tomorrow” and Edie Hand Foundation:

As Women’s Month takes the spotlight, we’re curious about the profound link between “A Better Tomorrow” and the Women of True Grit™ sisterhood within the Edie Hand Foundation. Could you unravel the inspiration behind the song and illuminate the personal connection you find between the mission of the foundation and your artistic expression?

Victoria Renee:

This song came from one of those deals that fell through that I was talking about earlier, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I was asked to make a song about love, and peace, and positivity for some special event in Bali that never happened… so my friend Elle Vee and I sat down with producer at the piano and A Better Tomorrow came out.

Edie has a documentary that’s to be turned into a film inspired by her novella and life story called The Last Ride. Her story is beautiful and true, inspiring readers and viewers to “Find light in dark places” as she famously says… We realized that this was a much better fit and opportunity for A Better Tomorrow.

Edie wrote another book called Women of True Grit where she interviewed empowering women with empowering stories. She knew this was more than a book. It’s a movement. The book Women of True Grit soon became a series on ABC and needed music to go along with it. We put our head together and voila! the song True Grit was born. Edie empowered me to help her empower others and I am beyond grateful for her impact on my life and career.

Q5: The Sound of L.A. Signing: Congratulations on joining The Sound of L.A.! How did this collaboration come about, and what’s it like being part of a label with such a legendary background?

Victoria Renee:  Thank you so much! – To answer your question on how this came about…  the only real answer I can give is, God. I was praying about finding the “right” team of people (refer to Q2), who believe in me, who see me, as the artist I am and the artist I can (will) be to take a chance on me.

I am not exaggerating even a little bit when I tell you Michael B. Sutton the head of Sound Of LA called me the next day. Michael knew Edie from many years ago and he called Edie to set up a call I believe after seeing Linc and I doing an interview on Women Of True Grit on ABC with my song playing the intro.

We set up a meeting and it was just an absolute match made in heaven. Michael B. Sutton is such a legend; he has been doing this for a long time and he knows the business. Him and his lovely wife/partner Anissa dovetail creative and tech/admin absolutely perfectly, and I instantly felt at home. I look forward to all the wonderful opportunities and growth that are currently in effect and becoming as we speak.

Q6: Upcoming Album “Secrets”:

Exciting stuff! Tell us a bit about your upcoming album, “Secrets.” What can fans expect, and is there a specific vibe or theme you’re excited to share?

Victoria Renee: I am BEYOND excited about my first full studio album, ever! Anissa from my label, Sound Of LA, came up with the idea to call it Secrets…. Because I’ve been kept a secret from the music industry, she says! I really like to write songs that I want to listen to. And I like to sing and dance (hard) and feel the feels… You can expect fun, grooves, and big vocals, and truth.

Victoria Renee On the set of True Grit directed by Ryan Curti

Q7: Acting: Victoria, you’re not only a musical sensation but also into acting. What inspired you to explore acting, and can you tell us about your past and upcoming projects in the acting world?

Victoria Renee:

I love acting as much as I love to sing and dance. I really do love entertainment. all around. With the risk of sounding cheesy or cliche, the truth is it isn’t just something I do, it’s who I am. I love to perform. I love creating. I love to dance. I would do it even if no one ever saw or heard anything I did. In fact, Linc was doing a night shoot on a movie last night, so I was home alone and if you think I didn’t have a full free-styled concert jam/sesh last night…. I would say you don’t know me very well. Because I did. And it was awesome.

I did my first professional acting job at 10 years old. I went to the audition in curlers because I was… funny enough… on my way to the Amway show I mentioned earlier. The role was Baby Jane in a theatrical spoof of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? I got the bug.

My first theatrical/commercial agent came about when I was auditioning for a music agent, they asked if I wanted to audition for acting as well, so I did. They said I read better than some people who came from all over just to audition for acting and signed me across the board on the spot.  I started auditioning and studying with a coach.

Currently (…literally currently, I’m there right now…lol!) I am acting and singing in a film called True Grit directed by Ryan Curtis -(no relation to Women of True Grit…. Total coincidence.)

And it is bringing me so much joy. It’s my dream job… I’m acting, I’m singing, I’m dancing, and I’m soundtracking, I’m working with people I grew up watching on TV and learning so much from them. I’m just milking the whole experience. I love every single person there from the background actors to the village of people it takes to get me ready, to the director and EP.

VICTORIA RENEE

Q8: Top Tips – Navigating Challenges: Lastly, given that Pump It Up Magazine is all about uplifting our readers (as the name suggests), what’s your top tip for enhancing wellness and mental health? Also, being a successful woman artist, have you encountered challenges, and if so, how do you navigate through them? Can you share the strategies or support systems you prioritize to maintain a healthy balance in your life and career?

The best tip that is coming to mind regarding mental health and wellness is meditation. Meditating gives you a birds-eye perspective of your life, and really your self. So many people don’t know who they are because they are too distracted by… I don’t know… anything. Meditation helps you listen to your body better, it help you discern the difference between received thoughts and thoughts you think yourself with your analytical egoic mind. Remember to give yourself that time, stay grateful, take inventory on how far you’ve come, drink more water, be kind, Joseph Campbell famously said…

Thanks for sharing, Victoria! Looking forward to hearing more of your music and seeing where your journey takes you.

 

 

For more information about Victoria Renee, please visit:

www.victoriareneehand.com

and follow her on social media: @VictoriaReneeHand

“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”

― Joseph Campbell 

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