Singer-songwriter Victoria Monet teams up with R&B sensation Khalid to share happy vibes on their latest groovy, disco-infused track “Experience.” In light of current events, both artists said they were hesitant about releasing the song, however decided to do so anyway in order to bring some joy.
“We’ve always used music as a form of escapism from troubling things,” Victoria said in her statement. “This song, though deep in subject matter, sonically simply feels joyful and celebratory. It’s important to us to highlight and celebrate Black joy and love in the middle of so much pain and trauma.” The funky tune also arrives during Pride Month. “The LGBTQ+ community and the Black community (especially those of us who are part of both) have always struggled to be seen in our own ways,” she stated. “The struggles between the two are not the same, but they share the inspiring persistence in the relentless pursuit to be heard and seen, especially in difficult times like these.”
“Experience” will appear on Monet’s upcoming album Jaguar, which is set to be released on July 31st.
Listen to “Experience” below.