It’s a new music Friday; and today, we’re celebrating the release of a brand new track by Victoria Monét and Khalid, produced by SG Lewis. Their brand new single, Experience. A debut collaboration from the duo, both have already been busy this year releasing some incredible tracks; with Dive and Moment from Victoria, and Eleven and Know Your Worth from Khalid. Teasing their latest venture over the last few days; it’s been an exciting wait to see what these two incredible artists have delivered! So give the song a listen, and keep on reading for a full break down and review of the track.
Experience. Announcing the collaboration earlier this week; the pair forwarded the release with an announcement on their socials, giving a deeper context for the track. Despite some hesitation surrounding the release; the pair noted how for them, music has always been a form of release and escape, and how in light of the current state of the world, they wanted to put out a song that’s uplifting, and most importantly that celebrates black joy and love amidst all the pain and trauma. Additionally, with it also being pride month, and many of the celebrations being cancelled; Victoria state’s how for her, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, this was something else to celebrate.
“We hope this brings some solace and joy to you. We hope the double ended message of this song is heard: based on experience, we want change!”Victoria and Khalid on Experience
A perfect summer song, and just the track we need right now; the track begins with an instantly addictive drum beat, introducing the retro, synth dance-pop vibes we get throughout the song. With dreamy throwback sounds, the song has a way of transporting you back to the 80s/90s; stirring up feelings of summer and nostalgia. Amidst the addictive up-tempo dance-pop beat; we get some incredible vocals from Victoria and Khalid that blend together so perfectly, with some absolutely dreamy harmonies coming through. Through the track, the pair describe the purpose of Experience; and they sing about how every part of every experience is important, and how it can be a positive thing in helping a person to be better in life and change for the better.
So make sure to give the incredible track a listen; and for more music from the talented pair, check out their socials below!