Pilar Victoria shines with new single ‘Headphones’. Blending melancholy and upbeat pop rhythms

"I thought the metaphor of putting headphones on was a cool expression of saying how I wanted to tune out all the noise and what was going on around me"
8 May 2024

Pilar Victoria, the up-and-coming singer-songwriter, ​shines once again with her new track , Headphones. Raised in Argentina and now living in Texas, she channels her multicultural roots to craft soulful melodies and poignant lyrics, producing a distinctive and captivating sound.

Her passion for music emerged early, writing songs and learning instruments at 11. Despite social media restrictions, she remained determined to share her music.

Pilar Victoria reveals. “I wasn’t allowed to be on social media growing up, but I decided to be anyways. I began posting small clips of songs I wrote on TikTok and ended up receiving a lot of positive attention. I then decided to take the next step by releasing music onto Spotify, and I had to pay 20 dollars for the distributor service. Once I asked my parents for the money they eventually figured out what I was doing. They weren’t very fond of the idea at first but after a lot of convincing they became very supportive.

Her breakout hit Wilted Flower became a viral sensation on TikTok, amassing millions of views overnight and marking a significant turning point in her career. This success led to signing with the distinguished label Platoon and releasing a critically acclaimed EP produced by Grammy winner Rick Nowels, known for his work with Lana Del Rey, Stevie Nicks, Dua Lipa, and Marina.

With Headphones, co-written in Santa Monica with Nowels, Pilar explores the themes of love and loss, marrying melancholic lyrics with an upbeat pop rhythm that captures the complexities of heartbreak and highlighting a universal truth about seeking solace in solitude.

Victoria explains: “‘Blocking out all the sound, we’ll put our headphones on.’  I wrote this song during a time where I knew I was going to be loosing someone and I couldn’t handle it. I wanted to block out all the pain and intense emotions I was feeling. I thought the metaphor of putting headphones on was a cool expression of saying how I wanted to tune out all the noise and what was going on around me. I just wanted to be alone in my thoughts. I think sometimes we all just want to put on headphones.”

As she continues her journey as an independent artist, Headphones showcases her growth as an artist but also invites listeners to delve into her rich soundscapes and emotive storytelling. 

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