Clash Issue 125 Victoria Monét
Victoria Monét is the second face of Clash 125.
One of contemporary music’s true aesthetes, Victoria Monét has helped shape the sound and form of modern R&B, plying her craft as a songwriter for pop’s elite. Incoming album ‘Jaguar II’ is her point of transition, with the Atlanta emerging from the shadows with a smooth-soul repertoire and funk free-for-all.
Documenting the non-linear stages of Monét’s life in her thirties, ‘Jaguar II’ showcases an artist in complete control of her capabilities, making every single note count. A work of artful synthesis between the familiar rubric of riffs and horns with more experimental detours, Monét hopes this re-introduction is her portal for listeners to pass through and access something akin to sonic freedom.
As she puts it: “These are pages from my diary, and I’m inviting you in…”
Monét’s been famous for a while – but she’s only now becoming a star. Lets welcome to the stage, music’s next big pin-up.
Elsewhere in this issue you’ll enter encounter South London auteur King Krule, and resonate with the insight of Brian Eno. You’ll enter the world of afro-pop colossus Amaarae, and embrace the communal values of newgen junglist Nia Archives. We’ll witness the impact of viral risers No Guidnce, while AntsLive cements his role as a mercurial rap talent. There’s space to discern the club culture fantasies of Jayda G, and explore the soulful realm of much-tipped songwriter Mnelia.
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Issue 125 is shipping from 5th August.