Rachaell Davis
May, 11, 2018

Multi-talented songstress Victory Boyd is just months away from making her 2018 ESSENCE Festival debut, but before she wows the audience in NOLA, she's giving fans a taste of what to expect with the release of new music.

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Premiering exclusively on ESSENCE, Victory's new single, "Open Your Eyes," hears the young starlet invite listeners to join her on a journey of self-discovery and fearless adventure. 

"Never let the sad things in life make you blind to beautiful things in life. ‘Open Your Eyes,’” Victory says about the song's uplifting message. “That’s the whole message behind the song. "Overall, I like to think of my album as a collection of art pieces. Each song is a painting that was inspired in one way or another by my life. I’m so excited to finally be able to share these paintings with the world."

The song's accompanying mid-tempo track was produced by veteran hitmaker, 9th Wonder, and is the first single off of Victory's forthcoming debut album, The Broken Instrument, which is set for release on June 15th. Victory most recently had the honor of opening for Hip Hop icon, Lauryn Hill, at the Apollo Theater in NYC and is currently gearing up to hit the road with fellow ESSENCE Festival performer, Jussie Smollett, on tour this spring.

You can get a first listen of "Open Your Eyes" above and click HERE to download the single. Be sure to grab your tickets to see Victory light up the stage at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival on Sunday, July 8, in New Orleans!