Adia Victoria Tells Us About Creating Protest Music

“America is rooted in struggle”

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Adia Victoria

wants to make the blues dangerous again. She told us this

when we first met her

last year, and she's still determined to unleash the fangs. Victoria recently swung by our office to catch us up on what's been on her mind. Here, she opens up about her complex relationships with the blues, the South, and the notion of "Americana." (Warning: She's not a fan of the term.) Victoria also sheds some light on finding comfort in dark times and how to fuel your anger. Watch her speak her beautiful mind in the video, above.