After her “Victorious” co-star Ariana Grande notched a Top 10 hit with her latest single, Victoria Justice has unveiled her own debut radio offering. “Gold” hit digital retailers on Tuesday (June 18) after premiering on Ryan Seacrest’s syndicated radio show one day earlier.
Whereas Grande’s hit “The Way” channels vintage Mariah Carey, “Gold” aims at the oeuvre of pop-rock icons like Kelly Clarkson and P!nk, with Justice keeping things light with some PG-rated “we’re more than friends!” exclamations and tossed-off rapping in the bridge. The 20-year-old singer has offered her Nickelodeon fans an airy, accessible introduction to her first proper solo album.
“It definitely falls under the category of pop, but it’s my own vibe,” Justice told Billboard about the album earlier this month. “When you hear these songs…the people that know me are like, ‘This is so Vic!’ It’s 100 percent my personality, messages I want to get across. Some of the songs are really fun, upbeat stuff you can dance to, and then I have some songs that are a little more introspective, a little more mellow. It’s just all me, basically, so it’s very cool.”
Along with “Gold,” Justice has offered a non-single bonus track, “Shake,” to fans eager for new music. Justice will present the single and old favorites when she kicks off her summer tour alongside Big Time Rush on June 21 in Los Angeles.
Posted Wednesday , June 19 , 2013