Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Victoria Monet Gets Personal with Life After Love, Pt. 1

Victoria Monet

She expresses the side effects of a love lost in her latest EP Life After Love Pt 1.  Released last February, the EP may be Victoria’s most personal and honest project to date. After breaking up with her boyfriend of six years, she went in the studio and allowed herself to articulate all of her various emotions in song form. The direct result was a vulnerable album that courageously tells that story of a woman who has been heart by love.

In the Intro, Victoria Monet tells her love story over an airy melodic track. With a background in poetry, Victoria uses spoken word as a way to convey her message. She describes the initial feeling of falling in love, experiencing heartbreak and finding love from within.

“I realized that after all, there is life after love.”

The beginning monologue sets the tone for the rest of the album. It is clear that the audience is getting ready to enter the world of Victoria which includes all of her private thoughts, sex life, fears and insecurities.

The next track gets right to the point. Wish I Never Met You is a fiery hip hop and rock infused track that shows Victoria in regret. The song finds her reflecting on all of the things in the relationship that she mistakenly overlooked at that time. She now realizes that all of those moments were actual signs that the relationship was not going to work out.

“Broken windows, broken glass. Memories of the fights we had. We should be in jail for that.”

She is angry but she is more importantly finding her self-awareness and building the strength to move on.

The single Freak sounds like an upbeat sexy record but in reality, Victoria is comparing herself to all of the girls that her boyfriend cheated on her with. She wonders what the other girls had that she does not have. Whatever she is lacking in, she promises that she can fix it.

“Do you want a freak? ‘Cause that’s what I’ma be.”

The age old question of, “am I good enough for you” comes into play. The track itself contains heavy 808 and a catchy hook. It is very easy to sing along to.

One of the most emotional songs on the EP is a track entitled No Good.

No Good speaks of the tug a war that many experience in relationships. It’s that make up and break up merry go round that in this case, becomes very toxic. Victoria tries her best to leave the situation but her ex continues to say and do the right things to keep her coming back.

“You’ll say any and everything so you can keep me in your space tonight”

One of the highlights of the EP is the song Ten New Friends. It is a very sexy and stimulating record about sexually pleasing one’s self. After the break up, Victoria tries to prove to her ex that he is no longer needed to fulfill her needs. She has ten fingers that can get the job done just fine.

Victoria Monet’s Life After Love, Pt. 1 is available everywhere on all digital music outlets.

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