Love Rants is now streaming on soundcloud.com. This ingenious collaboration from Charleston’s Matt Monday, Max "Benjamin" Berry, and TraeWhatItDo comes as no surprise.
After a private listening session this past weekend, fans wasted no time posting about the EP on social media. Over thirty people gathered at Truphonic Recording Studios for an exclusive listen. Some of the invited guests included: KJ Kearney, Founder of H1GHER LEARNING, Inc.; Kelly Rae Smith, Music Editor of Charleston City Paper; Alex Collier of Eastward Music; Wolfgang Zimmer, Producer; The Time TNL Radio Show, and Ill Vibe|The Tribe.
And, what was expected to be an in depth conversation about Love Rants, left everyone speechless.
"People tend to think they know our sound,” Monday said referring to him and Berry. “But we’ve grown a lot as musicians.”
Berry went to add, “The goal was to build a sound that blended the music that inspires us. We wanted to combine Justin Vernon’s vocals, Metro’s drums, and David Ruffin’s passion. Our intent was to make something that sounds different than what they’ve also expected…we did by collaborating with Trae.”
Trae takes full responsibility for the 808s, head nods, and feet tapping during the session. Charleston's DJ Scrib, however, said he put himself in a real dark place while listening to Love Rants.
"Here, you meet someone who is losing themselves after a failed attempt of love. It's a beautiful combination of not wanting to change the way you feel about a person, and knowing that it’s the right then to do."
Love Rants will be available as a digital download in December. The full track list includes:
1. W.D.W.G (prod. Max Berry)
2. Lie to me (prod. TraeWhatItDo & Max Berry)
3. Lois Lane (prod. Max Berry)
4. Juvie/Church (prod. TraeWhatItDo & Max Berry)
5. For You pt. 1 (prod. Max Berry)
6. For You pt. 2 (prod. Max Berry)
7. The Night (prod. TraeWhatItDo & Max Berry)
Follow the artists on social media--Matt Monday (_@Monday music); Max "Benjamin" Berry (maxberry7); TraeWhatItDo (@traewhatitdo)
Listen to Love Rants at https://soundcloud.com/mattmondaymusic/sets/love-rants