Post Monroe came on to the country music scene with empowering voices united against the front, and they’ve only let time develop that passion twofold for their next career move.
Enter their latest release, “White Noise,” a song all about kissing the wrong boys goodbye and leaving room for the real hearts that matter. Referring to the rejects as just a distraction from the good, Post Monroe wanted everyone to feel worthy of love that doesn’t require any games or foolishness just as many young people experience.
“We were just trying to think of a way to talk about a guy, you know…compare all the other guys as, you know, meaningless cause this guy is so awesome,” Whitney Duncan said exclusively to Sounds Like Nashville.
Although the band didn’t change their mission in music, they did decide to switch up the sound toward a more modern and progressive mix. Adding elements of pop into the track, Post Monroe developed music that they wanted to listen to as fans themselves rather than stick to the traditions they were told to do.
“I think ‘White Noise’ and ‘Psycho’ were two of the first to really kinda change things for us, direction-wise. It kinda opened up a whole realm of possibilities. We love that sound, that more progressive sound and it’s what we all naturally listen to. I think we finally got to a point, we were like, ‘Why don’t we just go there?’ If that’s what we love, and that’s what we listen to, then let’s write those songs,’” Shelby McLeod of the trio told SLN.
Post Monroe continues to welcome the change with open arms, hoping their bond to the music forever keeps them close together as they push forward together as a unit.
“When we started together we initially already had some songs that we started singing immediately,” Duncan explained. “And I think, as we grew together, over the last few years, you change. And this is who we are and like they said, what we like to listen to and what we wanna turn up in the car and what we wanna get ready to and what we really love. So I think for a while, it’s, you know…it’s a little scary to go out there and just do it, but at the end of the day you wanna make music that you love, and that’s what this is.”
“White Noise” and “Psycho” is available to listen to on streaming services now.