Victoria Monét Is The Second Face Of Clash 125

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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 Sacramento artist 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, horns and 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 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.

Pre-Order your copy of Clash 125 HERE.

Issue 125 is shipping from 1st August.

Words: Shahzaib Hussain

Photographer: Jamie Bruce

Styling: Timothy Luke Garcia

Hair: Davontae Washington

Make-up: Alexander Echeverri

Cover Creative Direction: Rob Meyers

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