Queen V is a New York City based singer-songwriter and front woman of her namesake rock band. V is currently performing and releasing videos in support of her most recent record, Bridges Vol. 3, which is the conclusion of her Bridges trilogy.
The trilogy began with the release of the Bridges EP in 2015, which V recorded in Los Angeles at the famed Studio 606 with the help of Producer John “Lou” Lousteau. This first EP was the result of V taking her songwriting in a new direction, refocusing on her roots on piano and acoustic guitar.
The next leg of the Bridges journey saw Queen V spending extended periods of time writing in Nashville, where she linked up with Chad Carlson, who has become a frequent collaborator, cowriter, and Producer. The 2017 EP, Bridges Vol. 2, was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, with Chad Carlson at the helm.
For the closing saga of the trilogy, the full length, Bridges Vol. 3, V knew she needed to bring the journey back home to New York City. V’s history in New York goes back over two decades, making a name for herself in her early days with frequent shows at legendary venues in NYC’s club scene, such as CBGB, The Bitter End, and Don Hill’s, among countless others. With the decision made that only New York had the energy, history, and other intangibles needed to close out this anthology, V headed to the historic Sear Sound to record Bridges Vol. 3. Once again Chad Carlson would be behind the board producing the record, along with co-writing a number of songs.
Bridges Vol. 3 was released on June 10th of 2022, and has been supported by the release of a number of music videos, including V’s first ever animated video for the track “Technicolor.” V celebrated Vol. 3 with a concert at The Atlantic in Brooklyn, NY on the eve of the album’s release.
Later that Summer, V would go on to promote the album by performing at Celebrity Care Fest, where she played two sets of her own music and sat in for performances with The Temptations, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, and The Jacksons. This continued a long history of high-profile collaborations for V who has wrote or performed with the likes of Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Lemmy (Motorhead), and more recently country star, Billy Dean, who cowrote Vol. 3’s, “Honest,” to name just a few.
This year has seen Queen V announce her first Summer Soiree, which will take place June 23rd at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. This show is an addition to V’s series of regular NYC performances, which also includes her Spring Fling and Fall Ball. Additionally, she has plans to film and release videos for several more songs from Bridges Vol. 3, most notably, the trilogy’s title track, “Bridges.” A limited edition vinyl release of Vol. 3 is expected in Fall/Winter of ’23, which will mark the first time any of the Queen V catalog has been released on vinyl.