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Recap: Victoria Monet Nightmares & Lullabies Listening

Recap: Victoria Monet Nightmares & Lullabies Listening

October 21st, 2014- On Tuesday evening Atlantic Records alongside Pynk Magazine and ASCAP hosted an advanced listening session for budding star Victoria Monet’s Nightmare’s & Lullabies. An overwhelming amount of tastemakers, bloggers and industry insiders poured into Lounge Studios, which resulted in two back-to-back sessions hosted by Power 105.1’s Angela Yee. Yee and Monet displayed a genuine friendship that as Victoria puts it, “a real relationship, that goes beyond just this stuff.”

Yee encouraged Monet to expound on her resume which includes writing Chris Brown’s upcoming single Drunk Texting featuring Jhene Aiko, multiple features on T,I’s brand new album Paperwork and several placements on Ariana Grande’s hit sophomore album. Satisfyingly enough, Victoria Monet’s own recordings lived up to the caliber of her outsourced projects. Monet excitedly shared the creation process of each record with those in the room.

Throughout the night, Monet would send kudos to Nightmares and Lullabies lead producer Tommy “TB Hits,” Brown, who even laid down on a verse on one record. His drum patterns and knocking bass alongside Victoria’s profound songwriting and vocals work hand in hand, creating a project with great synergy. By the end of the night we’d learn that their romantic relationship may be the leading factor for their amazing chemistry. After the listening Tommy Brown would exclaim, “you got to see our love in 3D…yall saw it in that room!”

It’s very seldom we come across artists with the total package, and Victoria Monet is surely the next celebrated songwriter to transition into a successful solo career. Her ascension feels similar to fellow Atlantic Records songwriter Sevyn Streeter, but Monet has a distinct sound of her own. On October 30th, the world will get to experience Nightmares & Lullabies and Victoria Monet will take the next step towards stardom.

-Recap & Photos by Gregory Calvaire