Today, Trevor Hall has released IN AND THROUGH THE BODY, a record that invokes self-examination by exploring themes such as struggle, growth, and redemption. The new studio album, produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, the War on Drugs, Hiss Golden Messenger) sees Hall taking bold chances with his music while staying true to his core values. Ahead of the full album release Hall shared the songs "Fire On Your House, "My Own," and "More Than Love." PARADE exclusively premiered IN AND THROUGH THE BODY in its entirety this week praising the new album and calling it "a body of work that shines from within."
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.
IN AND THROUGH THE BODY TRACKLISTING
blue sky mind without expectation i remember you open doors (feat. Mrs. Jamr, Clo-Bugz & Yoyo) great storm clouds we in a different room monsoon cloud fire on your house more than love her (feat. Emory Hall) never gonna break your heart my god >my own the old story (feat. Emory Hall) khan walking through the door
About Trevor Hall:
Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion - it was, rather, 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 is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Hall quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community.
Along with numerous pilgrimages to India, he has also completed a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, John Butler Trio, and Matisyahu.
THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS was Trevor's first independent release - supported by his fans known as THE VILLAGERS - became the #1 Music campaign of its kind in 2017 - after a decade-plus recording for established labels such as Geffen and Vanguard. Besides the change in infrastructure, the album itself explores completely new sonic terrain and was released unconventionally, in 3-5 song installments on specific lunar dates. THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS Full-Length Album officially released on June 1st, 2018 and premiered at #4 on the iTunes Alternative Charts
His previous full-length album releases, Chapter of the Forest (2014) and KALA (2015), debuted at #3 and #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart respectively and were supported by extensive tours around the US and Australia. Beyond his intention to spread love and healing through music, Hall also collects donations to support children's education in India and has continuously donated to charities and relief funds.