Victoria Monét has released a new single titled “Smoke” featuring Lucky Daye, and the accompanying music video. The Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, who recently signed with RCA Records, collaborated with producers D’Mile, Tim Suby and Yogi to create the single. Monét stated that “Smoke” represents the start of a new era in her career, with the song marking a departure from her past work. She described the track as “the beginning of a new era for me! Exhaling the old and inhaling the new”.
The song’s production features a funky staccato bassline and soaring horn section, with Monét and Daye’s harmonies adding a sultry element to the track. The music video, directed by Charlie Denis, features the duo in surreal and sultry settings, culminating in a glittering finale.
Monét’s music career has been on the rise since her 2020 solo project, “Jaguar”. She has released several singles since then, including “F.U.C.K.” and “Coastin'”, each accompanied by a visually impressive music video. Monét has received praise from publications such as Paper, Pitchfork, Vulture, and The Guardian for her artistry, which challenges social and gender norms through multidimensional lyricism.
In addition to her music, Monét has also made television appearances on The Late Night Show with Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome, as well as performing at festivals such as Made In America, Sol Blume, and Day N Vegas. She has also become an artist partner with Cash App Studios.
The release of “Smoke” is a sign that Monét’s upcoming album, which will be released under RCA Records, is imminent. Her first-ever headlining show in Los Angeles, scheduled for March 31st at the El Rey Theatre in partnership with Spotify and Goldenvoice, sold out in under a minute. Monét’s fans can expect to hear “Smoke” and her upcoming album in playlists and booming out of speakers all summer long.
Overall, “Smoke” marks a significant moment in Monét’s career, signalling the start of a new era and an evolution of her sound. The single is a collaboration between Monét, Lucky Daye, and a group of talented producers who have created a track that is both sonically engaging and visually captivating.
Renowned for her striking visuals, Monét also unveils the official video for “Smoke,” directed by Charlie Denis. The unapologetic tribute to herbal pleasure features Monét and Daye in fantastical, sensual scenes that could only be imagined, culminating in a shimmering finale that declares: Monét’s season has arrived!