Singer-songwriter Adia Victoria eternally seems to be coming into her own. Whenever you think she's become her best, grown comfortable, she'll pull the rug back out from under you.

'Dope Queen Blues' takes her somewhere new yet again, all by revelling in memories of days gone by. Victoria elaborates, "I wrote it about when I was down in Atlanta with friends talking about my early 20's when I lived there. It was a hazy, wild, debaucherous time. I was putting myself back in the shoes of that 20 year old that had just absolute freedom. We were making money and blowing it. It was a carefree time when we reveled in all of our vices."

Despite what you may think from that description, the tune isn't much one for shallow fun. It certainly boasts a confident strut, embodying youthful overconfidence perfectly, and yet, it doesn't come without a certain sense of menace. A wiser woman looking back not without a bit of concern, all too aware of where it's all heading.

Recalling recording with Aaron Dessner, Victoria relates, "I remember after that initial session, Aaron dropped me off at the train and I was sitting on the train and it was then that I knew we were on to something really special.”

Check out that something special below, and look out for Adia Victoria's latest LP before too long.