Victoria Monét – Better Days (ft. Ariana Grande)
Victoria Monét and Ariana Grande team up for a new song titled ‘Better Days’, an optimistic reflection on the recent police-involved shootings in America.
Victoria Monét has served as a trusted songwriter for the entirety of Ariana Grande’s musical career and now Grande returns the favour by hopping on the new collaboration ‘Better Days’ to convey an important message as an afterthought to the recent shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile outside the Twin Cities, Minnesota, as well as the death of five police officers at a Dallas protest.
Whilst the aforementioned tragedies occurred recently, Victoria Monét and Ariana Grande take a more optimistic approach on the heavy subject and look to the future hoping love can eventually conquer all the hate and violence in the world. “So how we gonna stop the violence, stop the hurting? / Stop the hatred, stop the murders / We’re all human, that’s for certain / Come together, we deserve it” Ariana adjures over a mellow, unobtrusive production helmed by Flip that allows the ladies’ powerful message to resound. Listen below:
I’m heartbroken by all of the recent tragedies the came as a result of hatred, racism and injustice. Im also sad at how numb some of us are to it, because it is far too common! This is not a video game or a movie you’re witnessing on your screens!This is our unfortunate REALITY! When I think about how I feel, the word confused comes to mind…So today we just want to try and help in one of the ways we know how! “Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. it unifies us. We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love. Just as we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light.” #BlackLivesMatter To all of the lives taken pointlessly, we will not let you be forgotten. You have sparked change in this world with your angel wings. Rest In Peace. Stay strong and know that better days are coming… #BetterDays love, Victoria + Ariana @arianagrande