ERT Invites Listeners Into His Mind On “Mental”

Get acquainted with Chicago’s next up.

After releasing a collection of successful SoundCloud singles, Chicago’s ERT is hungry to put his stamp on the game. He’s cut his teeth, he’s put in the hours, he’s developed regional notoriety. Now, with the release of his debut Babygrande Records single, “Mental,” ERT is ready for his official introduction to the world.

On “Mental,” ERT invites listeners to peer into his mind, pulling back the curtain on the waves crashing between his ears. From discussing problems in his life to the women running through his daydreams, “Mental” is an honest offering that reflects ERT’s unabashed mode of thinking.

Produced by Oakerdidit, the instrumental reflects this dynamic energy by finding traction through friction, as the varying textures coalesce to create a uniform soundscape — one that sounds like it was processed in a digital matrix. ERT matches this unique production by enlisting his distinct voice and flow to offer a stream-of-conscious writing style. 

While this is his first official release, ERT is no stranger to the spotlight. In late 2016, ERT opened for Dizzy Wright and Dej Loaf at Chicago’s revered Portage Theater, where he also shared the stage with Warhol.SS and Famous Dex. Continuing to level-up, ERT delivered a memorable performance at 2017’s SXSW, and invited Digital Nas — the prolific producer responsible for Sheck Wes’ Mudboy, ASAP Ferg’s Still Striving, multiple Lil Yachty projects, and more — to join his set.  

ERT is well-accustomed to capitalizing on a moment — and with “Mental,” he doesn’t plan on changing the record.

Get acquainted with Chicago’s next-up by listening to ERT’s “Mental.” 


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Zach H