2020 may as well become the modern-day disco era, with hits like Doja Cat’s ’70s-inspired “Say So” and Dua Lipa’s ’80s-inspired Future Nostalgia, and Victoria Monét’s “Experience” fits right in. With Lewis having produced tracks on Lipa’s aforementioned album, it’s no wonder the song delivers a similar sense of sentimentality.
Delivering soft, angelic vocals, Monét perfectly complements Khalid’s signature smooth and steady style. The pair’s collaboration puts Monét on a fast track to success in anticipation of her new album Jaguar out July 31st. If anything, the song’s simplicity leaves the listener’s wanting even more, and Monét is about to deliver.
With the release of the song during a tumultuous time in society where the world continues to battle inequality, the tracks primary lyric, “I’m hoping the experience could get you to change” holds a deeper meaning–and that’s precisely the artist’s point. In a statement on Monét’s Instagram, she discusses her uncertainty about releasing the track with the current status of the world. She mentions that in publishing the song, she hopes to bring something “joyful and celebratory” amidst adversity.
Monét goes on to emphasize her respected identification as a queer individual; “Experience” fearlessly gives a beacon of light to those sharing a similar struggle for equality. With June being both Pride and Black Music Month, her message is even more potent. To second her sentiments, perhaps a bit of dance-pop disco is just what the world needs.