Earlier this month, LA-based producer MAST dropped his Love and War_ album, a 17-track chronicle of a painful 2-year relationship he endured. MAST broke the album up into three sections: War, Love, and Transcendence, with “recurring musical themes” as his Bandcamp bio states. “The Letting Go,” released for free last week, is fittingly sequenced as the gateway to the third “transcendence”section.
Without Knowing where it fit, one could probably assume that the composition speaks for transition, with a brilliant contrast of solemn keys, gorgeous synths and sparkling sound effects throughout. The instrumentation speaks to an internal conflict, albeit one that’s going the optimistic route.
The sounds build to a climax, the tempo raises, and the synths take over, presumably to synesthize the point where MAST accepted that he should move on from his relationship. MAST collaborated with Taylor McFerrin on the track, who no doubt helped it achieve its full sound.
You can purchase Love and War_ here. You can stream “The Letting Go” below.