velours Changes Name to Vikki Minor

The 23-year-old alt-pop artist formerly known as velours has changed her name to Vikki Minor. The name change comes as Minor embarks on a new chapter in her career, preceding the release of her upcoming E.P., Call Me Vikki.

“I’m so excited to share this new chapter in my life with my fans,” comments Minor. “I’ve felt for some time that I’ve outgrown the artist name ‘velours’, and I’m finally able to embrace this new era as Vikki Minor.” 

The new name is just one of many changes Minor has made in recent months. She has also been honing in on her new sound, as heard on recent releases, which she describes as “Neo-’90s Alternative Pop.” Additionally, moving from Saskatoon to Toronto has placed Minor at the epicentre of Canadian music. 

“I’m really psyched about continuing to develop this sound under my new name,” adds Minor. “The music I’m working on is my best so far and I can’t wait to share it!” 

Upcoming performances for Minor include a slot at Tall Pines Music and Arts Festival this summer. “It’s an honour to share the stage with such incredible headliners like Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Tokyo Police Club, Classified, and I Mother Earth as Vikki Minor,” she says. “It will be my re-launch party!” 

About Vikki Minor: Vikki Minor is a 23-year-old neo-90s alt-pop music artist originally from Saskatoon, SK, and now based in Toronto. Minor’s music is a blend of pop and alternative, with era-crossing influence from artists like Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, and St. Vincent. She is known for her powerful vocals and her vulnerable lyricism.