Justice wants to grow her own
Victoria Justice is on a mission to find a sound, distinct from writes
ICTORIA Justice recently dropped a soundtrack for her hit Nickelodeon series Victorious, but she’s also in the process of developing her own sound as a solo act.
‘‘I want to write music that’s going to appeal to everyone,’’ Justice says.
‘‘As for production, I don’t think I’ve quite found my sound yet . . . I want to work with producers who are unique and have a different sound.’’
Justice, 19, says she’s unsure when she’ll release her own material, but Victorious 2.0 – the show’s second soundtrack – debuted at No. 18 on the US Billboard charts this month.
Justice co-wrote some of the tracks, which also features her cast mates, and says making music for the show is helping her grow as an artist. Victorious is in its third season. Justice says despite the show’s young nature, the soundtrack is for all ages.
‘‘It’s just not kids’ music. A lot of the lyrics are actually smart and sophisticated,’’ she says.
The entertainer says her musical influences range from Britney Spears to Carole King.
The teen had only six days off last year, and her schedule will get even busier when she launches her tour on August 2 in California. It wraps on September 14 in Michigan.
‘‘I want my sound to be different from the music that’s been on Victorious,’’ she says.
‘‘I want there to be a distinction between Victorious songs and Victoria Justice songs.’’
Justice will expand her brand when she appears opposite Chelsea Handler and Johnny Knoxville in Fun Size, the directorial debut by Gossip Girl and The OC creator Josh Schwartz.
In the film, Justice’s character hopes to attend New York University, but in real life she says she has no plans to go to college.
‘‘I don’t have any time to think about college right now. Down the road I might take online college courses in subjects I’m interested in like English and psychology,’’ she says.
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