Prepare for an engaging and emotionally rich musical experience as Grammy award-winning artist, Victory Boyd who is slated to deliver an exclusive, one-off performance at The St Vrain on June 9.
This intimate show promises to captivate attendees with Boyd's unique blend of soul, gospel and jazz. The St Vrain, a venue known for hosting weddings at 635 Third Ave., is poised to transform into an intimate haven of soulful music suiting Boyd's distinctive voice.
The venue will be specially outfitted with sound equipment to create the perfect atmosphere for a soul-stirring performance. Sparkling chandeliers hang from the ceiling, casting a soft glow on the historic brick walls below, creating an intimate and magical space — an idyllic setting for Boyd's performance.
Known for her captivating voice and inspiring lyrics, the Grammy award-winning songstress has been hard at work on her sophomore LP “Glory Hour” putting her heart and soul into every track released on May 5.
Since her 2018 major-label debut “The Broken Instrument” Boyd has climbed the heights of the music industry, learning invaluable lessons along the way. She credits her growth to her work with Kanye West on his 2019 studio album “JESUS IS KING” which earned her a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2021.
Raised in Detroit, Boyd and her family moved to New York when she was a teenager to pursue their music dreams. They set up at bustling New York City spots like Central Park entertaining pedestrians with gospel tunes. These live performances eventually paved the way for Boyd's studio albums. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Boyd headed to Texas to continue working on “Glory Hour.”
Boyd's passion for music and connection to her audience shines through her diverse experiences and her ability to adapt her performances to various environments. Having performed in cities in Colorado like Denver, Boulder and Aspen, she is well-versed in the different ways people connect with music.
Boyd believes that despite the differences in environments, people's needs remain fundamentally the same. She strives to deliver music that speaks to those common needs, packaging it in a way that resonates with her audience.
Boyd described each “Glory Hour” track as "very specific and intentional, with significant meaning." One such song "Righteous" speaks to an important personal journey.
"This song was a personal experience of overcoming self-consciousness,” Boyd said, “Being so conscious of my flaws and weaknesses, and instead of focusing on those things, focusing on what Jesus did for me, which was make me righteous."
Boyd believes in the power of her faith and the transformation that comes from recognizing one's own value through the sacrifice of Jesus. Through her music, she encourages listeners to step away from shame, guilt and self-doubt, and fully embrace their own righteousness.
In “Glory Hour,” Boyd's powerful voice and heartfelt lyrics come together in a beautiful fusion of sound. Fans can expect a truly uplifting and inspiring album that showcases her growth as an artist, her spiritual depth and her unwavering dedication to creating authentic, vulnerable music. Boyd emphasized the importance of balance between the glorious moments and the hardships that come with pursuing a career in music.
"If you didn't have the hardships on the backside of all these accolades and glory, it could get off balance where you just think so high, but it doesn't come without resistance,” Boyd said. “It doesn't come without a battle. It doesn't come without failing."
Boyd believes that as she evolves, her music evolves with her, building on layers of truth discovered along her journey.
"Let's say I'm a child and I discovered that the trees are green today, that doesn't undo the fact that I learned that the sky was blue yesterday,” Boyd said “They both are true. Yet at the same time, I'm still evolving and discovering new truths every day, but they don't undo each other."
As she prepares to share her new album “Glory Hour,” performing live in various cities and towns, Boyd remains grounded and connected to her past experiences. Her dedication to authentic self-expression and her ability to adapt her music to different audiences ensures that her message of love, faith and the human experience will continue to resonate with listeners around the world, including places like Longmont.
"For every point of darkness, there's a corresponding point of glory,” Boyd said. “So, if you're going through a lot, just know that if you hold on, you'll eventually reach the glory that's on the other side."