When Victoria Monét moved to Hollywood at age 20, she predicted she'd be settled in both personal and professional life within just a few years. Even the best laid plans rarely work out that way, and 14 years later the pop-R&B songstress is finally tasting true mainstream success with the generationally incandescent Jaguar II. After a three-year layoff, Monét emerges from the foliage renewed in spirit and elevated in terms of artistry.
On 2020's 'Jaguar' , Victoria Monét first explored the motif of the furtive black jaguar as both an impermanent and immediate distinction of the roles she's played in her decade-long career; as a musical architect and songwriter for pop's elite, and a solo artist using all the tools in her arsenal to distill soft, sultry RnB to the masses. It's also an accurate summation of Monét and close collaborator D'Mile's toned-down, interior world-building. On 'Jaguar II', Monét's debut album out on RCA/Lovett Music, she's no longer an underground prospect but one embracing the accessibility that a major label system affords.