Carter Ray, an all round super star- singer, song writer, actor and film maker, just released his new single Dear Victoria and we are all ready for this beauty. Carter’s Instagram Bio is “Your Local Trans Boy”, clearly he isn’t one to shy away from his transition, documenting it himself. Dear Victoria is a love letter to Victoria, his younger self, who held so much of Carter already. While the song is soulful and powerful, it also feels like a soft hug. Especially when he says “Wish I could go back and say, I’m proud, show you the person that I got to be.”
The poignant ballad is a deeply personal one. This makes it an intimate experience for his listeners. “I had to loose you to find my own” telling us that while she had to go for him to bloom, they were never two separate beings. They were always one and the same. The background score is a soft thumping EDM score that’s sure to have you bobbing your head to the beat. It’s crisp, laying as the perfect background for Carter’s voice.
A character that was well written in Good Girls is Ben. This coming out scene will have you in tears, especially when his mother says “I always wanted a boy.”. Everything about it is perfect. It’s only fair that Dear Victoria, nestles its way into this very scene.
Carter Ray invited us and allowed us to stand witness to this song and more during the course of his life. His delivery is raw and the production quality is spotless helping us experience the song thoroughly. Carter has just given us our new and welcomed ear-worm that’s got us hitting the repeat button. You can check out his work too, in the links attached below.