In hopes their new collaboration can spread some positivity during this dark and heavy time, Khalid, Victoria Monet and SG Lewis have teamed up on a new track called, ‘Experience.’

 

 

In a statement written by Victoria Monet, she explains:

 

“To be honest, we’ve gone back and forth about releasing this song because of the disgusting and confusing state of the world.  After a lot of thinking and feeling, we decided to continue with the plan to put it out, so we want to give some context on why.  We’ve always used music as a form of escapism from troubling things.  This song, though deep in subject matter, sonically simply feels joyful and celebratory. It’s important to us to highlight and celebrate Black joy and love in the middle of so much pain and trauma.  June is Black Music Month.  It’s also Pride Month – and even though worldwide celebrations had initially been cancelled for pubic safety during a health crisis, I  feel my queer identity is another important celebration for me.  The struggles between the Black community and the LGBTQ+ community are not the same, but they share the inspiring persistence in the relentless pursuit to be heard and seen, especially in difficult times like these.  We hope this brings some solace and joy to you. We hope the double ended message of this song is heard: based on experience, we want change! We matter, we always have. Here’s to making changes and celebrating US the best ways we know how.”

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This is Khalid and Victoria’s first collaboration.

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