Born and raised in Toronto, Victoria Staff was always an “anxious child”. The string that connected much of her young life was using music to communicate with family, friends, teachers, and even therapists. Over time, this coping mechanism developed into a passion for music that would lead to her career as an indie-pop artist. Staff continues to use the written word to communicate with her audience the complex themes of love, loss, and her struggle with mental health. Her debut project “Records & Honesty” was released in 2023, under the guidance of Canadian music producer Dan Hosh. The EP is a vulnerable self-portrait of Staff’s life, including her history working through sexual assault. The heavy undertones of her music are offset by her comedic personality on stage, on social media, and amongst her peers.
"Records & Honesty” is a true labour of love and a catharsis for her demons. - Toronto Guardians
It’s a voice you can’t forget and a voice that sticks with you like glue - Buzz Music
I write music for the same reasons I run and bake and hang out with friends and family – it makes me feel better, and I'll continue to write music as long as it makes me happy. - Victoria Staff