Victoria Ginty’s New Album
Victoria Ginty’s New Album, “Unfinished Business” Captures Vocalist’s Soulful Blues
“Unfinished Business” (Blue Door Records), the new album by Victoria Ginty (Release Date: Friday, May 4) captures the vocalist’s unique, soulful blues style. Recorded at GCR Audio Studios in Buffalo, the eleven tracks (eight originals) on Unfinished Business also fuse R&B, Soul, and Americana, sure to please the palette of the most avid music connoisseurs.
“Unfinished Business” (V. Ginty/M. Ivey): Raucous, barrelhouse blues tune where she spots the guy she’s met before but never gone further than a kiss goodnight. She’s ready to take it further with him because she’s got…Unfinished Business. Fun and flirtatious.
“Take Me Down” (V. Ginty/M. Ivey): Opens like an old-fashioned outdoor Baptism service, Whoa Ohh chant, with Ginty’s “testifying” Acapella, then shifts into a funky, upbeat Gospel feel as Victoria sings about growing up scared, realizing she needs redemption from her sins.
“Hard To Move On” (V. Ginty/M. Ivey/G. Lougen): Easy-rolling song about the regret of a breakup where she let him go, but can’t seem to move on. A melancholy realization it’s time to move on.
“You Don’t Love Me No More” (V. Ginty/M. Ivey): Expresses the frustration and anger a woman feels when her emotional needs are not being met by her significant other. The song’s upbeat tempo belies the rapid-fire accusation ‘you don’t love me no more’ while her elephant-like memory recalls the episodes that led to this sad realization.
“Every Night And Every Day”: Sexy remake of a slow blues tune written by Jimmy McCracklin. Ginty’s soft voice singing into the ear of her lover is accentuated by Grace Lougen’s expressive guitar soloing.
“Do Me Right” (V. Ginty/M. Ivey): Rocking blues number where she’s telling her no-good man who’s stayed out all night, drunk all the time and doing her wrong, to “do the right thing” and just leave!
“Water” (V. Ginty/M. Ward): Melodic tale about being in an ’emotional desert’ and meeting someone that’s like water to a deprived, dying soul. It also has spiritual overtones – looking up to say ‘Please Lord give me water.’ Co-written by Grammy-nominated Michael Alan Ward.
“Sign Your Name”: Remake of a Terrance Trent D’Arby song with an added Latin flavor. Beautiful descant soprano at song’s end.
“Lying (In Each Other’s Arms)”: About an illicit affair that the two people involved can’t seem to end, though they know they’re living a lie. Soulful blues at its best! Written by Grammy-winning writer, Earl Bud Lee.
“Give It Up” (V. Ginty/M. Ivey): R&B-flavored, fun, flirtatious track about a woman telling her man to give in to his feelings as she has, and come back!
“The Blues Found Me” (V. Ginty/M. Ivey): Oozing with soul, album-closing track speaks of growing up and realizing we’re responsible for all the things that happen to us despite trying to blame circumstances.