Dines X Heafy

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Teams With Jared Dines On New Collaborative EP, Debut “Dear Anxiety” Music Video


Trivium frontman/guitarist Matt Heafy has teamed up with YouTuber/musician Jared Dines on a new collaborative EP dubbed “Dines X Heafy EP“. That five-song EP saw a release today, December 04th, and is also available via Soundtrack by Twitch. Dines commented:

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.

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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.”

Heafy added:

“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.”

A music video for the lead single “Dear Anxiety” can be seen below:

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