As a child, it’s rare to know with conviction what one wants to do in life, but this was the case for singer/songwriter, Trevor Hall. Raised on an island in South Carolina, Trevor realized at a young age that music was more than just a hobby—it was his life’s purposeful expression. At just sixteen, Trevor recorded his first album and subsequently left his home state to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy in California to study classical guitar. There, he was introduced to yoga and meditation practices which would prove to be greatly influential in his life and music. Hall’s personal musical style is an eclectic blend of roots and folk music, interwoven with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. He often intermingles Sanskrit chantings that echo with the names and teachings of divinities. This powerful combination earned Trevor a growing and dedicated fanbase now known as The Villagers and saw him evolve into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community. His music maintains a refreshing and universal message that has captured the hearts and ears of fans around the world. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple—a place where he can share the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. Trevor has also experienced numerous pilgrimages to India and has also completed a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists including Steel Pulse, Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, and Nahko & Medicine for the People.
Trevor’s previous full-length album releases, Chapter of the Forest (2014) and KALA (2015) respectively debuted at number three and two on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and were extensively toured around the U.S and Australia. In addition to his intention to spread love and healing through his music, Hall also fundraises to support the education of children in India and he has continuously donated to various charities and relief efforts.
After more than a decade of recording for established labels such as Geffen and Vanguard, Trevor’s first independent release, The Fruitful Darkness (2017), became the number one music campaign of its kind. With the album’s inspiration originating in the stars, Hall’s astrological studies also helped him understand that everything is related, and nothing is separate. “There have been many hurdles and triumphs along the way,” Hall notes. “This album conveys the deep vulnerability of journeying through the unknown as opposed to playing it safe.” The album explored new sonic terrain and was unconventionally released in three-to-five song installments on specific lunar dates. The full-length album premiered at number four on the iTunes Alternative Charts—the most successful of Hall’s career to date.
During these crazy divisive times, it’s important for us to remember that we are all in this together and that no progress will be made unless we move forward as one people.
In the fall of 2018, Hall announced the release of the music video for “Moon/Sun”, a single off of The Fruitful Darkness in celebration of the full moon, which was filmed over the course of one day in Santa Barbara and is directed by Jordan Taylor Wright, Founder of Taylor Cut Films. “The message of ‘Moon/Sun’ resonates with me and is a beautiful message to receive,” Wright said. “After discovering Trevor Hall’s music via social media, I connected with him and asked about collaborating. He appreciated my work as well, so we worked together to create this music video. It was an honor to create with Hall on such a meaningful single about love.” One of Hall’s favorite tracks off the album, “Moon/Sun” quickly became a fan favorite, garnering millions of listens within weeks of its release. “This is a song of jubilation and a celebration of spirit,” Hall reflects.
On this journey that we’re all on, sometimes we push love away. It’s the only thing we want, but still, we push it away. ‘Moon/Sun’ is about the eternal space of the heart. The space in your heart is never going away. No matter where you go, that love is always going to be there.”
After kicking off the twenty-five-city national Moon/Sun Tour, Trevor then performed at several music festivals including stops in Costa Rica and Australia and has since extended the tour to continue through August 2019. Also on tour with Hall is Indie/Americana trio, Dirtwire, and Will Evans, frontman of Barefoot Truth. In March of this year, Trevor and Dirtwire also announced and debuted a brand-new musical collaboration single, “Strength in One”. “Psyched up for our upcoming tour opening for Trevor Hall, we reached out to see if he was down for a collaboration. He was and kicked if off right away with a vocal melody he had recently written over a tambura and acoustic guitar line,” Dirtwire explained. “We started building a beat and recorded some instrumentation alongside it, and days later he sent over the complete song with verse, chorus, and lyrics. We were blown away!”
“It was kind of cool how we created this song before we even met each other,” admitted Hall. “The song is really about strength and power in unity. During these crazy divisive times, it’s important for us to remember that we are all in this together and that no progress will be made unless we move forward as one people. We hope this song inspires unity amongst listeners.”
Whether you catch him on tour this year or find your favorite tune to chill out to at home, be sure to check out the unique vibe and evocative connectedness that is Trevor Hall.