The work of a songwriter can be very underrated when it comes to the public’s view of the music industry. People love whenever Rihanna drops a new song but the writers behind those smash hits don’t always get a lot of mainstream love. I think that’s why some songwriters decide to step out of the shadows and let their voices take the spotlight. Making a ton of money from creating a song is great but being able to perform those songs to massive crowds and gain a deeper connection with your music is what makes being an artist special so I’m always rooting for songwriters when they that leap. Victoria Monet has been creating amazing music for herself and a couple high profile artists since 2012 but she’s gearing up for a big push to the mainstream this year. 

When Monet isn’t penning music for artists like Ariana Grande, T.I. and Machine Gun Kelly or opening for Fifth Harmony on their 7/27 tour, the Atlantic Records artist is in the studio preparing some hit singles for herself. I first became familiar with Monet through her two act Nightmares & Lullabies EPs released in 2014 which showcased her beautiful vocals and songwriting over experimental R&B production. Recently my interest in Monet returned when I found her laidback mid-tempo ode to the “Good Life” a couple months back. Since then I’ve been clamoring over an official single that would lead to a debut album and the wait is finally over. 

On July 26th Victoria dropped “Do You Like It” a dance-hall leaning party record, that came just in time to be the soundtrack for the last few months of summer. The way Monet sounds and the island feel of the song is something I want to hear on repeat and blaring on radio stations across the country. I could hear this song being played back to back with Drake’s “Controlla” another infectious, dance-hall infused bop. 

“I just wanna show you that I’m the nicest / Tell me if you like it / Do you like it?” Monet questions on the insanely catchy hook. I fell for this song at first listen and it’s the perfect introduction to Victoria Monet. Before “Do You Like It” Monet’s songs felt more serious and thought-provoking so I like that this track shows her versality and ability to drop bangers alongside her more meaningful songs. I’ll definitely be keeping up with Victoria Monet’s journey to her debut album. This artist deserves to win behind and in front of the scenes. Get familiar ASAP! 

What do you think “Do You Like It”? Let me know in the comments! 

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