Singer-songwriter Vega Victoria’s Indie-Americana songs are tinged with longing and a fascination with the open road. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Vega Victoria has lived in New Orleans and New York and now divides her time between the California Bay area and the Mojave desert. Her debut EP The Long Embrace was produced, recorded, and mixed by Ben Tanner, band member of Alabama Shakes. Recorded at Sun Drop Sound in Florence, Alabama, The Long Embrace pulsates with that legendary Muscle Shoals sound and features musicians Caleb Elliot on guitar and cello, Jeremy Gibson on drums and percussion, Adam Morrow (Belle Adair) on bass and pedal steel, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Tanner.
The songs on The Long Embrace are the result of an unexpected life change, after which Vega Victoria picked up her guitar, got in her car, and drove away, never knowing where she was going, covering ten thousand miles within the state of California in six months. It’s about love, loss, and being lost. It’s music for long, blue, empty highways late at night.
The music video for Amber Eyes was shot in the Mojave desert and in Malibu, California by Swedish creative team Josefin Hinders and Nemo Stocklassa Hinders.