Victoria Monét shows a naughtier side in her new video "Freak", exclusively premiering on Billboard today (May 1), which just happens to be her birthday. The song, written by Monét and produced by Tommy Brown, portrays a woman uninhibited unapologetically.
In the Jaquel Knight-directed video, Monét is seen in a dungeon-like setting flexing her dancing skills as well as driving and even working it up close in the camera for a shot that harkens back to the slo-mo styles of Missy Elliott's videos. Monet notes the inspiration for the song saying, "Freak is the rise of a Phoenix, a rebirth. A broken girls reinvention of self for the better."
She reminisces on the effort put into making the video saying, "It’s the hardest I’ve ever worked for a video in every way; from planning, budgeting and asking for favors, to weeks of rehearsals learning how to pole dance with no prior experience , countless hours of dance and workouts, balancing in those damn heels, dealing with confidence and comfortability with being overtly sexy on camera and even the editing process!"