Songstress Victoria Staff shares mournfully beautiful SA survival on cathartic single “Campfire”

Toronto artist Victoria Staff writes music for the same reasons that we all run and bake and hang out with friends and family – it makes us feel better. Writing music has always supported her through mental health issues, and it gave her a way to process complex emotions at a really young age. She writes music to help herself, and she shares it to help other people. On her latest ethereal and sorrowful single “Campfire” she does just that, lending a voice to those in silence by a far too prevalent atrocity. 

“When I was 16, I was sexually assaulted. At the time, I had no idea what to process what had happened to me and no way of telling people. I wrote “Campfire” as a coping mechanism, a way to tell the people around me what I had experienced, what I was going through. What inspired me to release it is looking back I felt like there were lots of songs about overcoming trauma and being the bigger person in the face of hardship, but I wanted a song that talked about how it felt to be in the eye of the storm. I want this song to support people who don’t have a way to voice their experience and are still in the place of processing.”

Listen “Campfire”