‘Eyes Off The Prize’ is the latest number from Victoria Moralez. It is the type of track which echoes out way after the first listen, so much, so I am struggling to find myself staying away from it.
At first, it didn’t hugely blow me away but having listened to it further; I am entirely on this singers wavelength. It is a grower for me, and I relish how it takes a different approach. As a result, it sounds very dissimilar to what else we hear in the modern pop music haze. It is most likely the reason why it took me a little longer to connect with it. But, it is evident that change is good and this new sound from Victoria is a breadwinner for sure.
It kicks off with a thumping beat hit which grips, it sounds like it comes from a keys instrument and it has a smart structure with it building the momentum instantly. A melody lead line then appears, and it reverberates around the mix, providing heaps of frightening quality. Victoria then reaches for the microphone and presents a notable vocal performance with her picking up velocity as she advances. She sings with sharp diction, and her conviction is tough to fault. I also enjoy how she stirs up her vocal technique often transitioning between gently sung vocals and pure grit and rawness.
Overall, it is a smash hit from the singer, and although it does not come with a hugely fast tempo, it still has plenty of energy. However, the bridge towards the end takes a complete step back, and I would enjoy hearing the track keep building momentum as opposed to losing steam.