EP of the Week: Victoria Monét – "Nightmares & Lullabies – Act 1"
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:08:35
Victoria Monét brings dreams to life on Nightmares & Lullabies – Act 1. [iTunes link]
The phenomenal five-song set instantly engages and entrances. She takes R&B down a new lane together, successfully, redefining what it is in the process. "We Are People" bristles with an enigmatic energy bolstered by her soulful delivery and impeccable voice. At the same time, "Made In China" coasts along on offbeat production as she trades hypnotic verses with another R&B trailblazer Ty Dolla $ign. Then, there's "For The Thrill which blends sizzling B.o.B bars with a heartfelt refrain. Everything leads up to the artful "Backyard" where she announces, "We are the cool kids. We are the underdogs. We are popular no matter what you say."
All in all, it's a dream come true for R&B fans everywhere and one of the best EP's of the year.
Have you heard Victoria Monét yet?