Video: Victoria Monét – “Backyard” (Prod. by Tommy Brown)

Premiered by TeenVOGUE, the L.A.-based Singer/Songwriter Shares Enchanting Visual For Outcast Anthem

07.16.2015

Backyard
Critical Praise for Victoria Monét:

“Victoria Monét proves that she clearly knows how to make a hit.” – Pigeons & Planes

“You may not know her name yet, but that’s about to change.” – Rap-Up

“Victoria Monét’s musical situation is improving with every new release” – HotNewHipHop

The Video:

Following the release of her Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II EP, Rolling Stone deemed L.A. via Sacramento singer/songwriter Victoria Monét an “Artist You Need To Know.” Preparing for a deluxe release of Nightmares & Lullabies: Act I & II in the coming months, Monét is revisiting a single from the Act I EP with an enchanting visual for “Backyard,” which has debuted via TeenVOGUE. As she swings on a tire in a moonlit future-goth playground surrounded by fellow misfits, Monét’s crystal clear voice cuts through the bassy 808’s in Tommy Brown‘s production to warn doubters about underestimating underdogs. “I’ve always been drawn to wilderness partially due to its magic and because there are less rules,” Monét explained to TeenVOGUE. “This song is the anthem for those who have big dreams, those underdogs who have something to prove not only to other people but to themselves,” she added. “I wrote this song for the tribe… we gotta let people know we are coming!”

Victoria Monét is no stranger to the game, having penned songs for Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, and Jordin Sparks, in addition to collaborations with Machine Gun Kelly, B.o.B., and Nas. Monét’s latest Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II project, which premiered via Billboard, features T.I., and follows her Nightmares & Lullabies: Act I EP, which released late last year. “As crazy as this sounds, the EP makes me feel like a mother,” Victoria explained to Billboard. “Strict with standards, protective and critical, but proud and anxious to share the beauty of it. It’s in my blood, my DNA, my soul.”

Watch “Backyard”: http://www.vevo.com/watch/victoria-monet/Backyard/USUYG1076117

Check out the TeenVOGUE premiere: http://www.teenvogue.com/story/victoria-monet-backyard-music-video-premiere

Listen to Nightmares & Lullabies: Act IIhttps://soundcloud.com/victoria-monet/sets/nightmares-lullabies-act-ii/

Buy Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nightmares-lullabies-act-2/id1004805407?ls=1

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Victoria Monet Background:

From her toddler days spent growing up in Sacramento, California, R&B singer Victoria Monét has used various creative mediums-dancing, singing, poetry-to express herself, using lessons gleaned from relationships and her interpretations of the world around her to find her niche as a sensual vocalist with unparalleled songwriting skills and, most importantly, a message that people can relate to.

Fans may recognize Monét from features on hits from T.I. and Machine Gun Kelly, but it was with her 2014 debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies – Act 1, which touts guest appearances from B.o.B and Ty Dolla $ign, that her artistic vision crystalized. Monet’s music may be intensely personal, but it’s relating to her listeners that keeps her motivated. “I feel I want to share my own story,” she says. “There’s a girl out there who was shy like me, who maybe didn’t know how to express herself any other way. I want to represent that person, the underdog that no one thought would make it and would just be submissive and not be heard.”


Links:

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“Backyard”: http://www.vevo.com/watch/victoria-monet/Backyard/USUYG1076117

Nightmares & Lullabies: Act IIhttps://soundcloud.com/victoria-monet/sets/nightmares-lullabies-act-ii/

Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II EPK: https://youtu.be/3ryXcKZ1etk

“See the Light”: https://soundcloud.com/victoria-monet/victoria-monet-see-the-light

“High Luv”: https://soundcloud.com/victoria-monet/victoria-monet-high-luv

“90’s Babies”: https://youtu.be/BH1CXFPkGxA

Nightmares & Lullabies – Act 1https://soundcloud.com/victoria-monet/sets/nightmares-lullabies-act-1

Bio, photos, and more info on Victoria Monet: http://www.audibletreats.com/victoria-monet