The new song “Trenches” is a slinky relationship track that does a pretty nice job walking the line between the ’90s and right-now sounds.
In the song, Monica sings about the importance of communicating instead of getting caught up in stresses and rivalries. Monica and Lil Baby belong to different generations, but they’ve got nice, easy chemistry on this one.
Months ago, before the pandemic even hit, there were news stories about how Monica was making a new album called Chapter 38 and how she’d enlisted the production of her fellow veterans in the Neptunes.
As in: Not just Pharrell! Pharrell and Chad Hugo! Today, Monica has shared a new Neptunes-produced single that’ll presumably appear on the album. And it doesn’t just have Neptunes productions; it also has a couple of verses from Monica’s fellow Atlanta native Lil Baby, currently the most popular rapper in the world.