Victoria Staff writes music for the same reasons that we all run and bake and hang out with friends and family – it makes us feel better. Writing music has always supported her through mental health issues, and it gave her a way to process complex emotions at a really young age. She writes music to help herself, and she shares it to help other people.
In her nostalgic song, ‘Olive and Ruby,’ Victoria yearns to go back to a place that has closed down – her favourite coffee shop in Vancouver.
“This shop was a keystone in my Vancouver life and it’s gone forever,” says Victoria. “I wrote the song so I could try to hold onto the way I remembered the cafe. I didn’t want it to be one of those memories that just turns lackluster with time and fades. I wanted to make sure I held onto all the little bits that made that place familiar.”