Confidence, Empowerment, and Empathy - keywords that encompass Victoria Canal’s mission to inspire young people to embrace being their authentic selves.
With her playful and passionate spirit, soulful vocals and genuine songwriting style, 20-year-old Victoria has easily cradled some of the biggest stages in the U.S. in her hand, including Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Apollo. As an independent artist, Victoria has garnered millions of plays across streaming platforms on her debut EP Into The Pull, shared by the likes of Alessia Cara, Gabrielle Aplin, and Michael Franti & Spearhead, with whom she is currently opening for on their nationwide tour.
Born in Munich, Victoria grew up moving from country to country due to her parents' nomadic nature - her father from Spain, her mother from Georgia. Before she turned 18 she had already lived in 9 different countries, learned several languages, and discovered varying music and cultures from all around the world. It was her relationship with her grandmother, a piano teacher, that introduced Victoria to the world of performance, songwriting, and music theory. She started playing piano and singing when she was 6, and wrote her first song when she was 11.
At just 15 years old, Victoria convinced her parents that doing online school would be best so as to pursue her passion for music professionally. Taking the DIY approach, Victoria wrote her own music, booked her own shows, organized her own press, never waiting around for anybody to do it for her. She meanwhile sought to hone her craft, attending a conservatory in Barcelona in 2012, Berklee Valencia, Berklee in Boston, ultimately ending up at NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where she is to enter her sophomore year.
Being born with one arm as a result of Amniotic Band Syndrome has informed Victoria's life and music as well. By having daily challenges to overcome as a human being and musician, she's held on to her humanity and made it her mission to help people understand that everyone is born differently. To embrace those differences is to know our greatest strengths.
Comfortable and real, she graces the stage as a poised, charming, and enjoyably awkward human being, unafraid of vulnerability and fiercely open to connecting with those around her. Often compared to Alicia Keys and Norah Jones, or called a female Allen Stone, Victoria Canal is just beginning - and will continue to spread light and messages of self-love as she figures out her journey like the rest of us.