Trevor James is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter from the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Trevor's love for music arose from his time playing in high school bands with friends (initially with the sole intent of trying to impress the ladies), though he soon found himself feeling a genuine passion for writing, recording, and performing music. Upon graduating, Trevor put music on the backburner to focus on college studies. However, in 2019, Trevor rediscovered his love for music after trying his hand at solo acoustic style music. Starting initially with cover videos, the success of Trevor's talents saw him quickly amass an impressive social media following, which inspired him to have a go at writing his own material. Trevor’s first EP “Breakthrough” was recorded entirely in his makeshift bedroom studio and was released in late-2020. One track from that EP (“Rendezvous”) then went on to feature on local radio station 97.9x Rocks, as well as popular Philly station Alt 104.5, where Trevor was also interviewed and performed live in Spring of 2021. Trevor released his much anticipated single "Again" in June 2022, followed by "Comfort" in August - both of which he got the opportunity to perform on the Wish USA Bus in Hollywood, CA that same month. Look out for more to come from Trevor later this year!
What is the biggest tip you followed when creating your sound? The biggest tip I followed when creating my sound is to always stay true to yourself. I know it sounds corny and is not necessarily a groundbreaking tip lol but it really is important; Staying true to yourself not only guarantees that you'll avoid being fake/phony, but can also help you to stand out in the area(s) that make you unique and original. How did your sound evolve from the start to the finish? My sound has evolved through embracing more of an emotional aspect of my songwriting. In earlier stages, I would tend to shy away from writing about deep or important emotions because it's just my natural personality to open up like that. But as things have progressed, I've begun to lean into that, or at the very least, not avoid it like I used to. Any tricks up your sleeve when making your latest music? For my latest music, I wouldn't necessarily say I have any "tricks" up my sleeve.. But I am excited to share some of the new sounds and styles I'm cooking up in the studio for this new music Was there a collection of ideas that you had or did you have a really specific idea on the music? I'd say that for this new (upcoming) music, it really depends on the song. For one song in particular, I can say that I had a really specific idea in mind for exactly how I wanted everything to sound. But for other songs it's definitely been more of a collection of ideas, or broader ideas in general for the direction of the sound. How much time do you demand of yourself to focus on your music? To focus on my music, I really try to stay disciplined in spending some amount of time every single day dedicated towards my music goal(s). Whether it's 5 minutes or 5 hours, I try to make a point to put aside some time every single day towards my music regardless of what I'm doing or where I'm at, in order to help stay on track and in that mindset. Do you have any tips or tricks for our audience on how to manage your time when it comes to making sure your music is on track for release? When it comes to managing time for a release, my advice is to always give yourself more time than you think you'll need. Not only does this help provide a cushion to account for unforeseen issues that may arise, but I've often found that things tend to take longer than you expect (at least that's how it's been for me lol).. especially when it comes to artistic creations. Give us links and all to hear the music and follow you! Sure thing! The best ways to keep up with me are to follow my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/trevorjamesmusic), my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/trevorjamesmusic), and my Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/1x8HWm0ZrT9qrUpA8HYbgv). Thanks!