2018 was the year I discovered Victoria Monet. I had seen her name float around the Twittersphere, but never listened to her mixtapes. This all changed with the release of Life After Love Parts 1 & 2 (to be discussed later with my POTY posts).
The author of some of pop’s favorite hits ushered her own lane with the spectacularly vibrant “The Glow.” The song served as the final sounds we heard in Insecure’s third season finale, as Issa Dee found her light was shining a bit brighter than before. Pay attention to this black girl magician in 2019.