And out of nowhere, singer-songwriter Trevor Hall released a new 12 track album TODAY, June 17th, titled Chapter of the Forest. This isn’t a gag, he actually dropped a new album with 24 hours notice & just two days before his summer tour with Michael Franti & SOJA…
As Trevor Hall gears up for his Soulshine Summer 2014 Tour with Michael Franti & SOJA, Trevor Hall surprised his fans with the sudden release of a new record via Vanguard Records! Without any advanced awareness or promotion, the album debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and #17 on the iTunes Overall Albums chart.
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Hall posted the announcement on Monday morning, June 16th via Facebook with the following post: “Dear Villagers, IN FULLNESS OF HEART, I know a lot of y’all have been asking when the new album comes out. Just wanted to let you know that it comes out…..TOMORROW!”.
Later Monday night, Hall performed a live concert via his YouTube channel where he debuted some of the new songs, including the single “Wish Man.” You can view this performance in its entirety below!
Trevor Hall began songwriting and performing when he was 16 years old. He burst into the music scene with the song “The Lime Tree” which was featured on the Shrek the Third soundtrack. He’s shared the stage with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, SOJA & Colbie Callait.
The 12 songs on Chapter of the Forest were created during a yearlong sabbatical where Hall returned to his beloved India, Vermont, and Maine, and spent that time in deep reflection and spiritual connection embracing life-altering events.
Hall explains in his own words, “This album is inspired by simplicity, by the roots of life, and by the beauty that one finds in solitude and in nature. I am more excited than ever before due to the fact that this is the first record that I have done entirely on my own…purely from the heart.”
Beginning this Thursday, June 19th, Trevor Hall will join the line-up with Michael Franti’s Soulshine Summer 2014 tour hitting 30+outdoor amphitheaters across the country. In the fall, Hall will embark on a headlining tour in support of Chapter of the Forest.
You can pick up Trevor Hall’s new record Chapter of the Forest on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Trevor Hall – Chapter of the Forest Track List:
2.) Green Mountain State
3.) Holy Country
5.) Obsidian (featuring Nahko)
6.) The Promised Land
8.) Wish Man
9.) Chapter of the Forest
10.) Kabir II
11.) Great Mirror
12.) Walk Quietly
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Article By: Mike Patti
Photo By: Kit Chalberg
Watch: Trevor Hall – Chapter Of The Forest Live Event