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Trivium’s Matt Heafy & Jared Dines team up for collaborative EP

Posted by on December 4, 2020

 

The DINES x HEAFY EP is finally here! For the past couple of weeks, Trivium’s Matt Heafy and popular YouTuber / content creator Jared Dines have been teasing making an Only Fans account, but instead have delivered a new collaborative EP. Today, the duo released their first music video “Dear Anxiety” as well as the entire 5 track EP, which can be found on all streaming services and on Soundtrack by Twitch.

Dines handled tracking the guitars, bass, and drums, where Heafy tackled the vocals and select solos. The duo brought in heavyweight producer, Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy) to deliver the perfect mix.

DINES X HEAFY EP TRACK LISTING:
1. Dear Anxiety
2. Can We Turn Back Yesterday?
3. Dying At The Sight Of The Rain
4. To Save Me From Myself
5. We Lost It All

Dines commented on the collaboration:

“Matt was pre-internet in the way he launched his career, releasing records, playing shows, and signing to a label. I’m post-internet in the way I launched my career by using YouTube, Facebook, and all of these other video apps. It is interesting to see the crossover though. Matt has done everything traditionally. At the same time, he embraced new technologies instead of shutting them out. By doing this together, we get to be in both worlds. The EP was recorded in a raw and real manner. So, it has a different element. It would be cool to show everyone it does not matter if you are a guitarist from Instagram or you are in a big band, you can do things together. At the end of the day, the goal is simple — we’re just trying to write good songs and create some cool shit.”

When speaking about streaming, Heafy mentioned how it actually helped him improve as a vocalist:

“Streaming actually helped me improve as a singer and as a guitarist, because I’m practicing all day in front of people. The culture is very regimented. However, I have always had that mentality, because my mom is Japanese, and my dad was a marine. Now, it is a combination of three things: streaming, training, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Those practices made me better at what I do and prepared me to jump into something new. I took a very different approach to DINES x HEAFY. It all came very organically without any planning.”

Watch “Dear Anxiety” below and listen to the entire DINES x HEAFY EP here!

The video was directed by Ryan Mackfall and produced by Crashburn.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Matthew kiichichaos Heafy (@matthewkheafy)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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