Almost everybody is aware of the ache of a break up. You make a buddy, you fall in love, you spend nearly each waking hour with somebody, however someplace, issues go fallacious, and you've got the uncomfortable discuss. Sometimes, it can save you the friendship and maintain that individual in your life. Other occasions, one individual makes a tough lower and the opposite is left immediately, desperately alone.
When Cheat Codes' Trevor Dahl broke up together with his girlfriend about 5 - 6 months in the past, it went down like that.
"It's undoubtedly an actual deal factor," he says. "She instantly blocked me from the whole lot. I haven't talked to her even one time."
She blocked him on socials, blocked his quantity and completely disappeared. It was a bizarre feeling, however it was additionally the inspiration he wanted to search out his sound as a solo musician. Now, he's received a stable batch of songs written and recorded that talk to his private imaginative and prescient and expertise, and all of it begins at present (Dec. 6) with "Think About Us."
"Writing's all the time been a really inventive, private outlet for me," he says, "and it's been a very long time since I've been capable of write about or launch songs speaking about my relationships and my family and friends, what I take into consideration faith and weed and the whole lot. I would like to have the ability to give issues a way more private strategy than be writing a dance music that I need to play on a pageant or a membership stage. It'll let folks and know much more about me, which is cool, however clearly a susceptible step."
There is a uncooked emotion as Dahl sings fairly bluntly concerning the break up, even wilder whenever you put into perspective that it serves as some public, one-sided dialog. "Think About Us" isn't too removed from the Cheat Codes wheelhouse, although it falls towards the pop-y aspect with conventional music construction and a catchy, sing-along hook.
"Being alone in a studio on my own with no one else there; that's my escape from the true world," Dahl says. "I've been doing that since I used to be slightly child. I really like writing with folks. I really like writing with Matt and Kevin from Cheat Codes, and collaborating is clearly an entire completely different expertise, however I actually like being alone and doing my factor."
"Think About Us" and the songs to observe had been utterly written, recorded, produced and blended by Dahl. No one else is touching them, singing on them, nobody else is enjoying the guitar or piano, or giving a lot enter in any respect. It's complete freedom of expression.
"There's not that many artists which are in a position to do this," he says. "It's cool to have the ability to sit in a room, within the morning begin with nothing and once I fall asleep I've a completed product that I could be excited to indicate folks. That's what this music is about."
It's the primary of a string of solo tunes to come back from Dahl. He has about 4 completed and some extra coming, able to launch at a price of 1 a month till he releases a solo EP in 4 or 5 months. Cheat Codes followers don't have to fret. Dahl remains to be arduous at work together with his trio, who lately launched a collaboration with Kim Petras and plan to hit the highway with Steve Aoki in early 2019.
In the meantime, "Think About Us" will get full launch Friday, Dec. 7, however you possibly can hearken to it a day early beneath, completely on Billboard Dance.