Singer/songwriter Victoria Monét joins forces with Khalid and SG Lewis for a new song called “Experience,” from her forthcoming project Jaguar, which is out July 31.
Before the song premiered today, Victoria spoke a little about the track saying: “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,” Victoria Monét and Khalid said in a statement.
June is Black Music Month. It’s also Pride Month—and even though worldwide celebrations had initially been canceled for public safety during a health crisis, I, Victoria, feel my queer identity is another important celebration for me. 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. 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. Though it was a scary decision, we wanted to honor and represent that fearless part of our people by continuing with this release through it all.