At the top of August, Monica nearly broke the internet when she revealed to Billboard that she was working on a country album. While she shared the death of a close uncle delayed recording of her long-awaited Trenches album, many fans still wondered if they’d ever get it now the country album was in the works.
So she scrapped her other album?! https://t.co/vQDqxhLgkz
— Jnelle Belle aka J. Belle (@jnellebelle_) August 8, 2021
This is cute and all but what about trenches goonica? https://t.co/bktTSCSZ0H
— ✨ (@respectfullysis) August 7, 2021
Yesterday (Aug. 11), Monica put the online talk surrounding the delay of Trenches to rest in a Facebook post, writing, “My R&B album is finally done ❤️.”
Last fall, Monica announced that Trenches was slated to arrive on November 20, 2020. Later, after speaking with Volume West’s Lÿndsey Parker on SiriusXM, she explained that the launch date of her Apple Music radio show Mo Talk, along with the reception of the title track at radio, didn’t necessarily align with the initial album rollout.
She teased a winter 2021 release date, but unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, such as the passing of her uncle, it was again delayed.