Vicki Lovelee is a Chinese-Canadian alt-pop singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto. She uses orchestral instrumentation and fuses them with dramatic, pop elements; ultimately creating a dark and theatrical sound. Her music and style embodies a combination of fierce yet vulnerable; having eccentric elements like Lady Gaga and lush instrumentations like Lana Del Rey.
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New song, “Guilty,” is about feeling guilty for walking away from someone. There were many times in Vicki‘s life when she had to walk away from someone or stand up for herself because they were toxic, but still felt really bad after doing that. They were in the wrong yet she was the one left with the guilt.
This could apply to any relationship, whether it’s between friends, family members, or romantic interests. Writing this song was a reminder to Vicki that even though she may feel this way, she ultimately needs to do what’s best for herself.
I love blending theatrical, orchestral elements to my pop sound. That’s why I decided to start the song with a dramatic piano and violin intro. I was inspired by the dark drama that Phantom of the Opera has. The bridge of the song has an instrumental break with intense drum rhythms and vocal harmonies. I thought about how I’d perform this song and knew I wanted an instrumental dance break, where I’d freely dance on stage and intensely bop my head. Dancing to the bridge of the song symbolizes letting go of that guilt and negative energy, and realizing you need to let go of that toxic person.