L.A. singer/songwriter Victoria Monét, whose writing credits include songs for Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, and Jordin Sparks, in addition to collaborations with Machine Gun Kelly, B.o.B., and Nas, is stepping into the spotlight with her Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II EP. The project, which premiered via Billboard, features T.I., and follows her Nightmares & Lullabies: Act I EP, which released late last year and included guests Ty Dolla $ign and B.o.B. “Nightmares & Lullabies is a metaphor for the juxtapositions one’s life can display – bad days versus the best ones and how they can play off of each other,” Monét explained to Billboard. “My voice represents the lullaby, and the tribal undertone in the music is dark like a nightmare.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Victoria Monét has been building momentum for the release over the past month, sharing several singles which have each received a warm welcome. “‘High Luv’ blurs the lines between R&B and pop,” said Pigeons & Planes in their premiere post, “making it feel like the perfect song to take over the airwaves this summer.” Additionally, The FADER debuted the infectious “See the Light” single and V Magazine presented the nostalgic “’90s Babies” video, which HYPETRAK raved, “…everything about the video might feel nostalgic and bring back some memories of the music of a couple decades back, but the actual sound is modern, progressive, and showcases Monét’s forward-thinking artistic mindset.”
Executive produced by Tommy Brown, the luscious EP has the L.A. via Sacramento artist at her most innovative, with her dreamy vocals and nostalgic lyrics sitting atop production by Brown, Travis Sayles, and Mr. Franks. “As crazy as this sounds, the EP makes me feel like a mother,” Victoria says. “Strict with standards, protective and critical, but proud and anxious to share the beauty of it. It’s in my blood, my DNA, my soul.”
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