Roc Nation Artist Victory Shares New Single ‘Open Your Eyes’

Emerging singer Victory has released her new single titled “Open Your Eyes.” Produced by 9th Wonder, the optimistic track is about being aware of all the beautiful things life has to offer.

“So darling won’t you open your eyes / How can you be so blind to the beauty of life? / It’s everywhere so won’t you dare to open your eyes,” Victory sings on the chorus.

Speaking on the song, Victory says, “Never let the sad things in life make you blind to beautiful things in life. That’s the whole message behind the song.”

Victory’s new album, The Broken Instrument, will release on June 15 via Roc Nation. “Overall, I like to think of my album The Broken Instrument as collection of art pieces,” explains Victory. “Each song is a painting that was inspired in one way or another by my life. I’m so excited to finally be able to share these paintings with the world.”

Victory has joined Empire actor/singer Jussie Smollett on his Sum of My Music Tour, which will hit Los Angles, Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta and Chicago, to name a few.

The singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist was personally signed by JAY-Z after being discovered performing with her siblings at their regular performance spot — the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace in Central Park.

Stream “Open Your Eyes” below.

Victory Spring Tour Dates
May 17 — Washington, DC @ Union Stage
May 18 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 20 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at the Fillmore Philadelphia
May 21 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy*
May 25 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Coda*
May 27 — New York, NY @ SOB’s*
May 29 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
May 30 — Port Chester, NY @ Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
June 01 — Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar*
June 03 — Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co*
June 05 — Atlantic Beach, NC @ NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Ctr.
June 07 — Manchester, TN @ Great Stage Park
June 08 — Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl At Center Stage
June 10 — Chicago, IL @ Subterranean*
June 12 — Detroit, MI @ El Club*
June 14 — New York, NY @ City Winery

*Jussie Smollett Sum of My Music Tour dates.

For more information about Victory, visit her website at

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

Stream Part Two of Jessie J’s ‘R.O.S.E’ Album (Obsessions)

Jessie J serves up Obsessions, the second installment of her four-part album R.O.S.E.

Similar to her Realisations offering, the fresh set consists of four tracks. The standout track for this DJ Camper-produced installment is “Petty,” which finds the singer calling out the obsessive behavior of internet trolls who stay in her comment section.

Jessie J has more new music on the way. She will release the final two R.O.S.E installments: Sex (May 24) and Empowerment (May 25) later this week.

Stream Obsessions below.

Tone Stith Experiences Trust Issues on New Song ‘Long Run’

Tone Stith keeps his Tone Tuesday series going with a fresh track titled “Long Run.”

Backed by an acoustic guitar, the raw tune finds Tone feeling insecure after his girlfriend fails to answer or return his phone call.

“One of two things, that cross my mind / You must be sleeping or running wild,” he sings. “If It’s what I think it is, go have your fun / If you did what I think you did, I hope it was worth it.”

Stith dropped a new song titled “Lonely” last week. He joins the Uncle Drew soundtrack on “Light Flex” featuring 2 Chainz. The full soundtrack can be heard on June 15.

Take a listen to “Long Run” below.

Stream Part One of Jessie J’s ‘R.O.S.E’ Album (Realisations)

Jessie J has released Realisations, the first installment of her four-part album, R.O.S.E.

Composed of four tracks, the DJ Camper-produced project finds the British singer in the best music headspace. The opening track “Oh Lord” will leave you breathless while “Dopamine” will have you stuck in your feelings. In other words: so far, so good Jessie J and DJ Camper.

Speaking on the R.O.S.E album, Jessie J says, “The songs on R.O.S.E. are simply me singing my diary in a melody. I am so grateful and happy that anyone who has been waiting for this record in full will finally have it.”

Jessie J recently premiered an empowering video for “Queen,” which will appear on the new album. Obsessions, the second installment, will be released on tomorrow (May 23). Fans can hear Sex (May 24) and Empowerment (May 25) later this week.

Stream Realisations below.

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