Madelyn Victoria continues to set her sights higher and higher with the release of “Good at Goodbye”, now available on Spotify. Her first release since the 2018 single “Right Here With You” which is her biggest streaming hit (for now) and her 2014 self-titled EP which had plenty of winners on it like “He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor”.
Something you might notice about these song titles is that Victoria is able to switch back and forth easily between tales about tragedy and heartbreak and songs about uplifting yourself or those around you which is perfectly reflective of her life right now as she was trained to be an acting and vocal coach and has high hopes to be able to help other burgeoning artists get to where they want to be, and this song is a seamless blend of the two ideas, aided by the fantastic backing band that she’s selected that really gives the whole single a beating heart, especially with a fantastic standout pseudo solo from the guitar with those nostalgic country vibes. In a lot of ways, I forgot this was even a country song because the message and execution are so good it defies genre convention and this would be a perfect gateway for those maybe wanting to dabble into country music despite the flack it gets (Country is good, you’re all just mean) but for any long-standing country fan, this is gonna hit the spots you’ve probably been wanting to feel for some time now.
Victoria has a long history of being at the forefront of stages and captivating hundreds of people with her voice, winning many competitions, even from Radio Disney (remember when that was a thing?) which allowed her to seamlessly move from the attention of plenty of artists and even allowed her to share the stage with massive country stars like Easton Corbin, Turnpike Troubadors and Dustin Lynch and I bet she fits perfectly among them. She has that “A star is born” energy where she just needs that one major hit to skyrocket her to the top that she easily deserves.
She’s even earned herself a spot on the CMT Top 50 Most Popular Artists chart, and that’s because of her incredible work ethic and dedication to her music and what she wants people to take away from it. In a lot of ways, “Good at Goodbye” with its story of failed love and having to grow from it is very much the journey of the audience as it was at some point for Victoria, and she relishes making everyone feel connected and even doesn’t vilify the person that hurt her. She’s written previous breakup ballads to plenty of success, but I think this one (for now) is the best representation of her talent in that field. Let’s hope we don’t have to say goodbye to Victoria anytime soon because it feels like she’s just getting started. Madelyn Victoria currently resides in San Antonia, TX and you can hear all her work on Spotify.