Words: Milly Lupton
Given that I’m pretty sure I’m responsible for about 1million of the streams of ‘Ass Like That’ on Spotify, I’m nothing short of thrilled that singer / superstar / wonder woman Victoria Monét has just dropped another blissfully perfect tune with ‘Dive’.
The smooth brass sections layered with faint, lustful sighs create the perfect base for Monét’s vocals to glow so delicately over. This track has a liberating feel and is sprinkled with sensual energy.
Speaking on the essence of liberation that the track exudes, Victoria Monét states "Women are an adventure. We are as powerful as oceans, as beneficial as H20, and as fun as any theme park.”
“Anyone lucky enough to taste that thrill should go all in. 'Dive' playfully invites one to do so. It emphasises the importance of women getting our pleasure through oral sex. It's not talked about enough from our perspective and I wanted to break the ice. They say most humans are about 60% water, but I believe women must be 69% so dive in, baby.”
The minute long outro certainly leaves you wanting to Dive in. With harmonising strings, effortlessly angelic brass, the sound of squeaking beds, water droplets and much more is just… euphoric.
Her forthcoming EP titled Jaguar is set to drop this Spring, and the anticipation is, quite frankly, overwhelming.
Victoria Monét is injecting a confidence, humility and glistening presence into the industry.
Her body of work certainly puts to bed any arguments on Twitter that R&B is dead. It’s on fire, and Monét is holding the torch.