Atlanta-based alternative pop (self proclaimed posi-rap) project I The Victor have released a new single, titled “Tongue & Stutter,” out on all digital platforms NOW. Along with the music video, I The Victor’s Rebecca Ramos sparkles in “Tongue & Stutter,” a track that uncovers small self-realizations amidst a personal sabbatical from the stressors of social media. The familiar elements of rap and rhythmic kaleidoscope pop are still very much present, but Ramos is back with perhaps more wisdom than in prior releases. “Tongue & Stutter” is self-aware, personal and a beautiful representation of where I The Victor is headed. “About the single, Ramos states:
Tongue & Stutter is about individuality, really. We’ve been playing it live for a little bit and I always sum it up as a song about growth and making the intentional decision to be who you are and not be afraid of some of the risks that may come with that. I’ve grown so much since past ITV songs, I just wanted to write about not being as afraid to dive into the unknown, especially if the driving force is being more free and better off for it. There are dozens of little moments in the lyrics that mean the world to me or that exemplify little breakthroughs — not trusting a phone is in reference to my newfound disregard for social media and the numbers game, getting out of ‘the woods’ and into my own life instead of following people’s opinions and living for others, etc. I feel like Tongue & Stutter really led me through some growth I didn’t realize I needed; each section is it’s own little betterment of my headspace and that’s why I’m so excited to have it lead off this whole new era for I The Victor.
I The Victor hit the ground running in 2018 with a co-headlining tour with alt-rockers The Orphan The Poet, direct support shows with Vinyl Theatre and Vesperteen, a DIY west coast tour, and a handful of slots on Vans Warped Tour this past July. The solo project is the brainchild of Atlanta’s Rebecca Ramos who co-produced the upcoming single “Tongue & Stutter” in addition to directing, writing and editing the music video. The track is the lead of three singles and videos to precede a new EP in early 2019. With new music and more touring ramping up, the self-proclaimed ‘positivity project’ is on pace to put themselves on everyone’s map and keep bringing songs about hope everywhere they can this year. “Tongue & Stutter” is available on all digital platforms NOW.