Monica Readies New Album ‘Trenches’ for November

Written by on October 15, 2020

Twenty-five years since her debut album, Monica remains to be within the Trenches.

The R&B icon has introduced a launch date for her ninth studio album Trenches. The undertaking, her first in 5 years, will arrive Nov. 20.

In a latest interview with TrueExclusives, Monica revealed the inspiration behind the album title. “I’m all the time within the trenches to some capability or the opposite, whether or not it’s emotionally, generally bodily—wherever my household is, that’s the place I’m going,” stated the Atlanta singer. “I’m additionally within the trenches of this music [industry]. I’m working arduous, I’m writing rather a lot, I’m principally doing all the pieces you may think about as a result of now I’m independently owned.”

In late August, she launched the title monitor that includes Lil Child. “I wished to get again to the basis of how I began,” stated Monica of The Neptunes-produced tune.

Trenches, the follow-up to 2015’s Code Purple, will function extra manufacturing from Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. “They’ve a sound that’s undeniably one of many biggest ever, however for them to kinda step into my world and to dig into the areas that had been vital to me, it made the music simply utterly completely different.”

The album follows Monica’s epic Verzuz battle with Brandy, which broke all Verzuz information, with greater than 6 million views.

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