Chinese Canadian singer Vicki Lovelee is a multi-hyphenate singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist whose music combines pop with dark, dramatic sounds fused with orchestral instrumentations. Her eccentric persona influenced by Lady Gaga and her lush lyrics remind listeners of Lana Del Rey.
Lovelee’s music dives into topics like mental health, heartbreak, self-growth and healing. She calls herself a “huge advocate for mental health awareness.” With “Hunter,” she hopes to change the narrative on who’s the prey and who’s the hunter. “I refused to feel scared and weak,” she says. “And it’s time to take back control over what happens to us and choose to not run away anymore. My goal is to have my music be a safe space for people of all cultures and identities,” “Hunter” is inspired by lions who are hunters by nature and possess power and fearlessness.
Lovelee shared a favourite lyric in the new single: “This is what happens when you back me in a corner. This is what happens when the prey becomes the hunter.” She explains: “When push comes to shove, we can become the hunter and prey upon anyone who once took advantage of us.”
Lovelee graduated from York University’s Music Program, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She also completed Canada’s Music Incubator’s Artist Entrepreneur Program in 2021 and has performed at events like Breaking Sound Canada, Taste of Asia, and Durham Pride.
With 75,000 streams on music platforms, Lovelee is set to become the next big thing you don’t want to miss in Canada’s music scene.