There’s a lot of things that can be said about Trevor Hall, the South Carolina born and Los Angeles, CA based artist who mixes folk with rock and reggae, but thanks to Hall, you can decide for yourself by downloading a song for FREE as this week’s MP3 Leak of the Week…
While looking outward for universal love, Hall is not afraid of turning inside. This shines through on the one song that is about human love, the gorgeous and heartbreaking “Te Amo.” The young man grows quieter than his usual buoyant self while explaining:
“When you’re a musician, you meet a lot of people, but you’re always moving. You can’t really get attached to anyone. Sometimes you meet someone who really has a big effect on you. ‘Te Amo’ was a situation where I met a woman and fell in love very quickly, but I knew it wasn’t going to work because of my life. I had to make a decision. It’s a tricky place.”
Trevor Hall Bio/Background:
Trevor Hall’s 2009 self-titled Vanguard Records debut represented the young musician’s struggle with finding himself, his follow-up, Everything Everytime Everywhere that was released this year on Aug 23rd, is a courageous affirmation that he has become the man he had been seeking. Hall’s signature blend of catchy pop/rock songs infused with tasteful shades of reggae has made this diverse 24-year-old one of the most lauded up-and-coming musicians on the American music scene.
“With the last album, I was exploring more,” Hall says from his Southern California home. “I was going through a struggle with myself, and all that grittiness came out. With this one I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had much greater conviction.”
Hall easily exudes that rare ability to write universal songs that appeal to broad audiences in the vein of two of his heroes, Ben Harper and Bob Marley. While Hall spends his days listening to Indian devotional music and Golden Era reggae from the 1960s and ‘70s, his music is modern and immediately recognizable. The eleven tracks on Everything Everytime Everywhere are guitar-driven gems that fit right at home in the catalog of his influences. Created with a host of incredible musicians, including longtime Matisyahu guitarist Aaron Dugan, bass player Brian Lang and drummer Aaron Sterling, Hall’s stellar guitar playing and distinctive voice is backed by a crew of sonic experts.
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Here’s an acoustic video to the song “Te Amo” performed by Trevor Hall. Enjoy!