SINGLE REVIEW: Victoria Monét – F.U.C.K.

Victoria Monét is an artist with a strong creative vision. Honing her RNB foundations, the talented singer-songwriter has penned chart topping songs for the likes of Ariana Grande (‘Thank U Next’, ‘7 Rings’, ‘34+35’), Chloe x Halle (‘Do It)’, and Blackpink (‘Ice Cream’). Gaining major global acclaim, she is an artist that you need to seriously keep your eye on. And her new single ‘F.U.C.K.’ cements that statement. 

The sultry RNB track is one of her strongest releases yet and continues the sonical and lyrical exploration of ‘Moment’, ‘Ass Like That’ and ‘Go There With You’. She sticks to a very simple and rhythmically charged production that could be compared to the likes of Khelani, SZA, and Chloe x Halle. Stripping the production back at the 2 minute mark, she leads the way with the drums which really drills in the mood. It’s a down-tempo seductive moment that immediately draws you in and has you grinding along to the natural vibe it creates before hitting repeat so you can feel yourself all over again. 

Cheekily using ‘F.U.C.K.’ as an abbreviation for “friend you can keep”, she doubles down on the sexually charged innuendos and describes the idea of not putting a name on a relationship and making them more a friend so the fun never leaves. “I wanna be a friend you can keep. F.U.C.K, yeah, a friend you can keep” she sings during the catchy chorus. It’s super cheeky, seductive and downright fun. 

‘F.U.C.K.’ is a very strong release for Victoria Monét, and if you’re to familiar with her yet, then this song is going to make you want to be all over her back catalogue.