Trailblazing husband-and-wife duo The War And Treaty drop their surprise BLANK PAGE EP today, ahead of their first-ever CMA Awards performance tonight. The four songs, produced by Dave Cobb, are the catalyst to their forthcoming album under UMG Nashville that showcases a sound that cuts through the whole of Southern music tradition – from blues, soul and R&B, to gospel, country, folk and rock. Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter reach the next creative level as their story continues to play out with the duo’s BLANK PAGE EP that is available at all digital retailers here.
“We could not be more excited to release this new body of work into the atmosphere and give fans a chance to experience the heart of our upcoming album,” Michael said. “The song ‘Blank Page’ came at a pivotal moment for Tanya and I because much like everyone else trying to find their footing after the pandemic, we felt as if we were starting over and that can leave anyone feeling crippling or euphoric. It all depends on how you see it…and it just so happen that this time for us it’s euphoric.”
The precursor to their 2023 LOVER’S GAME album transcends its sonic landscape with new tracks like “Blank Page” that uses a rootsy R&B sway to tribute the kind of love that gives weary hearts a second wind, while “Dumb Luck” offers a pleading prayer for humility with spirit-swelling Gospel grit. Meanwhile their new single “Lover’s Game” “showcases their genre-crossing essence” (NPR) as “That’s How Love Is Made” is “the sound of pure love that shatters and defies every musical category” (Music Row) and “makes for necessary listening,” (Billboard).
BLANK PAGE EP TRACK LISTING:
1.) “That’s How Love Is Made”
Written by Michael Trotter Jr., Tanya Trotter, Dave Barnes
2.) “Lover’s Game”
Written by Michael Trotter Jr., Tanya Trotter, Dave Cobb
3.) “Blank Page”
Written by Michael Trotter Jr., Tanya Trotter
4.) “Dumb Luck”
Written by Beau Bedford
Founded in 2014 by the husband-and-wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, The War And Treaty have emerged as one of the most electrifying new acts in American music. With a lionhearted sonic blend – both roaring with passion and tender to the touch, they “are making soul moves that are captivating everyone who sees them,” (Hits Magazine). Earning respect, they’ve gone on to appear as top-flight collaborators, and have been recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and the Americana Music Association as “2022 Duo/Group of the Year.” The duo have dominated stages across the globe including North America, Europe, Italy, Australia, and Ireland, while headlining their own shows and opening for a diverse group of living legends; Al Green, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Legend, Lauren Daigle and Van Morrison among them. The War And Treaty continue “delivering larger-than-life vocals and heartfelt emotion,” (Local Spins) during their HEARTS ON FIRE TOUR which makes its final stops this weekend in Cambridge, MA (11/11) and Washington D.C. (11/12). For more information visit www.thewarandtreaty.com.
The War & Treaty (recording process) OC: …what you thought. :34
“When I think about this process and how eager we were to get into the studio with Dave Cobb and how we clicked and connected with Dave and the musicians, I get overwhelmed with emotions. And to see all the songs come to life this way is extremely excited. ‘Blank Page,’ ‘Lover’s Game,’ ‘That’s How Love Is Made’ and ‘Dumb Luck’ really speaks to our process and really speaks to who we are as people and who we are as lovers, and we can’t wait for you all to tell us what you thought.”