On the verge of releasing the follow-up to her Nightmares & Lullabies EP, Victoria Monét has a track about taking in life like smoke from a blunt. While on the surface the track seems like something promoting blazing one up becomes a lot deeper as the song goes on. The production is high-energy and yet has an ethereal quality that makes it sound like it came from a dreamscape. The lyrics do well with the double entrendre theme and never lose the spirit of either meaning Monét’s voice is sweet here, giving the song the lullaby elements that fit the project’s title. The downside of her delivery is, at times, she gets lost in the production, but it doesn’t happen often. It’s a good opener for a new project that will have ears perking up.
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