“Working on the album My Feelings Be Peeling came to be when I wrote the song ‘Hot Cheetos’, producer IMAKEMADBEATS gave me that beat to play and sing on. I started working on new music for the album when two young free-spirited drummers, JD Beck and Sam Porter (aka RetroPMas) sent me some live drum tracks to write to. I also collaborated with Alissia Benveniste on ‘Under the Spell of You’, she created the drum programming on that song when I was playing around on guitar at her studio. On this album I’m pretty much just singing about being in love, existential crisis, and making life funny and funky through my personal bull crap. I suck at communicating with people, like actually talking to people about how I feel… so I write these little songs about my peeling feelings."
Dywane Thomas Jr. (born August 6, 1990), also known as MonoNeon, is an American bassist and experimental musician. He is known for his presence on YouTube playing bass guitar and known for being one of the last people to work with Prince. It was his eclectic artistry on the bass that first caught Prince’s attention in 2014. Mono and Prince performed a number of concerts at Paisley Park.
"A creative risk-taker in a modern music industry where so few exist—MonoNeon, Dywane Thomas Jr., or however you refer to him as—is an individual who is necessary because the game needs someone as intriguing, mysterious, and colorful as him. As an artist who has ridiculous chops, an endless supply of creativity, an honor and a relatable philosophy that is as enriching as it is educational, MonoNeon is one of the most easily recognizable bassist playing today (and not just because of the bright colored clothing and sock on the guitar). The future of music and performance art needs a person like MonoNeon so originality and transformation can happen." - OKAYPLAYER