TREVOR HALL ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
IN AND THROUGH THE BODY
OUT SEPT 25 – PRODUCED BY BRAD COOK (BON IVER, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER)
EXPLORES THEMES OF STRUGGLE, GROWTH, AND REDEMPTION
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Trevor Hall has officially announced the release of his new studio album IN AND THROUGH THE BODY. The announcement follows the release of the songs “My Own” and “Fire On Your House.”
“My Own” premiered exclusively via American Songwriter, who suggests: “When you listen to this song, take the time to really hear the words. Allow the lyrics to speak to you and help you go forward in the journey of life on your own.”
“Fire On Your House” premiered in July exclusively via This Song Is Sick who wrote “With a relentless percussion section accompanied by simplistic yet cryptic banjo-picking and deeply metaphorical lyrics, this track is one that will prompt a visceral emotional reaction from even the most detached of listeners. He’s speaking to those of us who have tried one approach, but are now fed up and have resigned to watching the proverbial house burn.”
Both tracks will be included in the new release. Hall also released a stand-alone single earlier this year titled “Put Down What You Are Carrying w Brett Dennen.”
About IN AND THROUGH THE BODY – Words by Trevor Hall:
For as long as I can remember, my music has been mostly seated in the abstract – woven deeply with the dream-like, esoteric ideals and philosophies that I have spent much of my life studying. Rather than focusing on my own human experience, I’ve always tended to point my music outwards, painting sonic landscapes of inner spaces that I longed for, or only experienced for fleeting moments. I guess I was carrying some belief deep down that the human experience, and all of its emotions, were less valuable or less worthy than these ideals and philosophies I was studying.
But through the grace of time and growth, that belief has slowly started to change …
I’ve spent a lot of time in recent years reflecting on the teachers and elders that I have had the great privilege to meet in my life. One of the striking common threads that has woven these beings together for me is not the greatness of their teachings, but rather their incredible HUMANNESS. Some of the most divine teachers in my life are so beautifully, wildly …. human.
Noticing this made me pay more attention to my own humanness – all of the facets and sides and colors that come along with it – and, as a result, I began to express that journey of discovery and uncovering in my writing and my music. To my surprise, I’ve begun to find a sense of home in a place I never thought I’d find it – within my own body.
While discussing this with some of my teachers and elders, one of them mentioned, “our path is in and through the body.”
These songs and this album I feel are different from any other creation that has come through me. They have come from in and through my body. They are a result of turning the mirror inward and bearing witness to my humanity.
The line between the human and the divine has started to fade. They have become not even a breath apart from each other. Instead, they have become inseparable. To witness that oneness, to let go of the illusion of separation has been incredibly healing for me.
Trevor Hall was raised on an island in South Carolina, the singer/songwriter realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion – it was his life’s art. At sixteen, he recorded his first album. Soon after which he left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where he studied classical guitar and was introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and his music.
Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music with touches of electronic elements, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Trevor quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community.
IN AND THROUGH THE BODY, Hall’s latest record, presents his most mature sound yet, touching on the timeless human themes of love, struggle, growth, and redemption. Hall uses a palette of genres that span from folk, roots-rock, and electronic, all with a consistent wash of authentic far-Eastern influence.
The album was produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger), with instrumental accompaniment from Phil Cook (Megafaun) and Matthew McCaughan (Bon Iver), as well as vocal accompaniment from Hall’s wife, Emory Hall. The album was recorded in Durham, North Carolina.
IN AND THROUGH THE BODY TRACKLISTING
Blue Sky Mind
I Remember You
Open Doors (Feat Mrs. Jamr, Clo-Bugz & Yoyo)
Great Storm Clouds
We in a Different Room
Fire on Your House
More Than Love
Her (Feat. Emory Hall)
Never Gonna Break Your Heart
The Old Story (Feat. Emory Hall)
Walking Through The Door
Hall’s prior release, The Fruitful Darkness, was his first independent release and the #1 music campaign of 2017 on Kickstarter. The album was released on June 1st, 2018 and premiered at #4 on the iTunes Alternative Charts.
Along with numerous pilgrimages to India, Hall completed a series of sold-out international tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti, John Butler Trio, Matisyahu, and Brett Dennen.
Through their travels, Hall and his wife, Emory were moved to create the Where the Rivers Meet foundation in 2020. “After decades spent traveling across India and Nepal, we were inspired to create a foundation that could give back to those lands and people that touched and impacted our lives so immensely,” they said of the new organization.
Where the Rivers Meet is a foundation focused on supporting the livelihood, education, culture, and overall health of communities in Nepal and India through the empowerment of grassroots organizations and projects.
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