SLANDER deliver their final track from ‘Headbangers Ball’ EP
SLANDER have delivered the final track from their Headbangers Ball EP: “Hate Being Alone,” featuring Dylan Matthew, on Monstercat. This marks the duo’s third collaboration with the R&B vocalist, having previously worked with him on “Without You” with Kayzo and “First Time” with Seven Lions and Dabin. The “heaven trap” maestros up the contrast ante, combining Matthew’s sultry vocals amidst glittering guitar melodies with hard-hitting, headbanging bass.
“This song started as a drop we made last February,” the duo says of the track. “Since then, we shelved the project for a bit to finish a few more urgent works in progress, but finishing the song was always on our mind. Then this fall we finally got the missing piece: Dylan Matthew’s incredible vocal line! This vocal took the track into a completely different place and we were thrilled that it was given this new life. We went in and re-arranged and re-structured the entire song to fit his vocal and we couldn’t be happier with the result. This is our first solo original dubstep song and we are so excited to finally give to you guys! We hope you enjoy this final piece to the Headbangers Ball EP!”
The EP culminates with stark contrasts of light and heavy, hot and cold, life and death, etc. Each track places fluffy vocals and lush melodies at the helm of harder-hitting electronic elements, from dubstep and future bass, with featured artists such as Spag Heddy and Elle Vee on “Running To You” and RIOT on “You Don’t Even Know Me.”
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