The eclectic singer-songwriter discusses the origins of his latest single release.
“The old saying goes that the best music comes from life’s experiences,” says Met Montrel. “This song serves as that. Originally, I was going through beats to write a slow love song about getting over someone who has hurt you. Needless to say, I was deep in my feelings about my own personal life and I needed to release those emotions. I searched for hours for beats that would make me want to cry or put me in a choke hold emotionally. After several failed attempts, I came across this beat that was sexy and seductive. My mind raced rapidly. It’s funny because I was in state of sadness and minor depression but this beat made me feel happy and sexy. It was the complete opposite of how I was feeling. I’ve learned when it comes to writing and creating music, I normally write about the opposite of what I am currently going through. If I’m happy and vibrant, I write the best breakup songs. When I’m sad and down, I write the best turn up songs. It crazy but I never question the process.”
He continues, “Writing Hitman was no different. When I first started to write to the beat, I played it extremely safe. I’ve always kind of played it safe when it came to lyrics and the vibe of the song. After many failed attempts, I freestyled to the beat about five times. Within those 5 takes, I was able to find the flow of the pre-hook. ‘I just wanna fuck, you know what’s up’ and the rest was history.”
“Going back to earlier when I mentioned how songs are best when they are from life experiences, this came into play. I was having relations with someone who was with someone else. During the intercourse, the person I was intimate with would yell out things like ‘it feels so good bae. He don’t even hit it like you on God.’ I never in a million years would have thought that our interaction would have been the inspiration behind a song.”
“When I first got the pre-hook and the hook written out, I was like this song is nice and all but I will never record it. It was vulgar and raunchy which is completely opposite of the music I make. After recording it in my home studio, I fell in love and I decided to record it at the studio. To my surprise it was received well from my engineer, Ryan. It was a fun track to record. Later, I hosted a listening party of a few musical artist in Memphis and out of all the songs I played, Hitman was everyone’s favorite. At that moment, I knew that Hitman would be a success. It’s fun and sexy and seductive. All of the things I feel like I’m becoming with age. Everyone has someone who they can’t let go of because of how the sex is. Hitman will be the single for those people.”
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