Music Review: Trevor Hall - Everything Everytime
Author: Kirsten Coachman — Published: Aug 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Everything Everytime Everywhere, the latest album from Vanguard Records
recording artist Trevor Hall is set to be released this week.
The 11-track album was produced by Jimmy Messer and boasts such musicians
as Aaron Dugan, who has longtime played for Matisyahu (guitar), Brian
Lang (bass), and Aaron Sterling (drums).
Influenced by his musical heroes Ben Harper and Bob Marley, Hall showcases
his ability to write songs about life, love and community set to pop/rock/reggae
beats that should appeal to the masses.
Everything Everytime Everywhere is the follow-up to Hall's self-titled
album, which was released back in 2009.
"With the last album, I was exploring more," Hall said in
a press release. "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."
Look no further than Hall's lead single, "Brand New Day,"
to find the conviction he speaks of. The pop-rock anthemic tune speaks
of letting go and embracing the present. The uplifting song is a great
track to lead off with, because it paves the way for Hall's lyrics
to leave their musical message.
Standout tracks on Everything Everytime Everywhere include "Fire,"
"Te Amo," and my personal favorite, "Dr. Seuss."
What I like in particular about these three tracks is that they highlight
the the versatility of Hall's voice. There's a unique quality to his
voice that truly separates him from other male singers today.
"Fire" is one of those tracks that as soon as you turn it
on, it's gonna make you want to move. The overall feel to the track
is rock with reggae flavor thrown in for good measure. Cherine Anderson
lends her voice as she throws down an impressive lyrical flow.
One of the more modern sounding pop songs on Hall's album is the
beautiful "Te Amo." Musically stripped down, the song reveals
a much softer and vulnerable side to the singer.
"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 has a really big effect on you," Hall explains
in a press release.
My personal favorite from the album is "Dr. Seuss," which
Hall co-wrote with his prducer, Jimmy Messer. The track is upbeat,
playful, and actually quotes Dr. Seuss. I am all for music that has
a message, yet maintains an overall fun quality. "Dr. Seuss"
accomplishes that and then some.
When I listen to albums, I always imagine how the songs would sound
live, and "Dr. Seuss" has "sing-a-long" written
all over it. And what better song to sing, than one about enjoying
everything that life offers?
If you are looking for an album where there's lyrical depth to be
found and the music runs the emotional gamut, then Everything Everytime
Everywhere should be the latest addition to your music collection.
Trevor Hall's latest album, Everything Everytime Everywhere is available
Tuesday, August 23.
For more information on Trevor Hall, check out visit his official