Kiah Victoria Returns To Tell The World Like It Is On New Song “Betsy Ross” [Premiere]
Kiah Victoria has gone through a few changes in her life, but that hasn’t stopped her from riding with the people as she does on her new song “Betsy Ross”.
It’s no secret that we really dig Kiah Victoria over here at Okayplayer. Well, the native New Yorker is back after a brief hiatus to shine some truth on us with the new song “Betsy Ross.” Despite offering an apocalyptic take, Kiah expresses love, hope, responsibility and strength on the song that would resonate anyone who denounces apathy and antagonistic behavior.
“I wrote this song to speak-up about the murdering of innocent black people and the apathy that accompanies horror,” Kiah said in a press release. “‘Betsy Ross’ is about the hopelessness of American and the responsibility we have to fix it. Sometimes it feels like the only solution is to sail away to a far off land and start over. Unfortunately that is a thing of fantasy and we are obliged to sort out our own bullshit.”
With the job on us and others to take action, flood the streets (as well as the ballot box), and get this hate out of here — Kiah Victoria is riding on the front lines to speak truth to power using melody as a weapon. As she continues to be one to watch, this former First Look Friday subject is a true musician with the traits of a career star.
Listen to “Betsy Ross” below, follow Kiah Victoria on Twitter here, and keep your ears and eyes open for more from this newly minted L.A. transplant.