Video: Trevor Daniel – “Mess” (Prod. by Taz Taylor, TouchOfTrent & E-Trou)
The Houston-Born Internet Money Records Signee Pledges His Devotion in the Romantic and Heartsick New Video From His Breakout EP Homecoming
“Laid back vocals, catchy percussion and washed-out atmospheres tie his productions together, and – along with raw talent – are the reason (Trevor Daniel) has already earned tens of millions of plays across platforms.” – EDM.com
“(Daniel’s) songwriting skills are phenomenal, and he has the kind of sound that draws you in immediately.” – The Plug Society
With a talent for infectious melody and relatable lyricism, Houston singer-songwriter and Internet Money Recordssignee Trevor Daniel has the potential for a breakout 2019. Sliding into a deep depression in the absence of his loved one, Trevor shares “Mess,” a romantic new video. An expansive and lovelorn ballad produced by Internet Money sound architects Taz Taylor, TouchOfTrent, and E-Trou, “Mess” finds Trevor distraught, dealing with infatuation and his inability to spend enough time with his bae. In the video, shared on Syrebral Vibes, the YouTube channel on which Trevor Daniel first gained attention, Trevor illustrates his disjointed state-of-mind, spending quality time with his girlfriend in the first half of the video and pining for her alone in his sports car in the second half. With over 662k plays on Spotify alone, “Mess” is the latest single from Homesick, Trevor Daniel’s debut EP, which features the viral hit “Falling.”
Quickly rising in popularity on streaming services, “Falling” earned over 5 million streams on Spotify and inspired millions of views on user-generated content on Instagram, as detailed in a recent Complex feature. Premiered by Complex and featured in HYPEBEAST, “Falling” recently caught the ear of blackbear, who collaborated with Trevor on a remix that currently sits at #20 on Spotify’s United States Viral 50 chart.
A mature and infectious six-pack of yearning and emotionally open tracks, Trevor Daniel showcases his budding talent on Homesick EP, stretching syllables to increase the emotional impact of his dramatic and romantic lyrics, and using his expert sense of rhythm to grant his love songs a conversational quality. Throughout the tape, Trevor has an excellent co-pilot in Taz Taylor, who gifts the singer with expansive and lush backing tracks, offering ear-catching counter-melodies with flecks of guitar or chiming bells, filling out the low-end with cavernous swaths of bass synths, and spurring forward momentum with his expert command of hi-hats and 808s.
Fresh off a fast-selling tour with Yung Pinch, Trevor Daniel is the first signee to Internet Money Records, the new partnership between rising producer Taz Taylor and Alamo Records. A game-changing company in digital music, Taz Taylor started Internet Money as a beat-making company and collective through which producers could make beats and sell them a-la-carte to artists. As Internet Money grew, Taz Taylor became a well-respected songwriter and producer, signing a publishing deal with APG, shaping the sound of countless rising stars, producing four tracks on Lil Skies’ chart-topping Life of a Dark Rose, crafting the instrumental for the late XXXTentacion’s platinum-selling “Fuck Love” featuring Trippie Redd, and reaching #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Rich The Kid’s “Plug Walk.” Taz Taylor recently earned a GRAMMY®-nomination for his work on Drake’s top-selling Scorpion album.
Watch “Mess”: https://youtu.be/bNLhV84m3RQ
Buy/Stream Homesick EP: https://soundcloud.com/iamtrevordaniel/sets/homesick ;// http://smarturl.it/TDHomesick
Homesick EP Tracklist:
1. “Falling” (Prod. by Taz Taylor, KC Supreme, and Charlie Handsome)
2. “Mess” (Prod. by Taz Taylor, TouchOfTrent, & E-Trou)
3. “On My Own” (Prod. by Taz Taylor & mjNichols)
4. “For You” (Prod. by Taz Taylor, TouchOfTrent, JRHITMAKER, & Jol’Z)
5. “Wild” (Prod. by Taz Taylor, Westen Weiss & KC Supreme)
6. “I Don’t Know” (Prod. by Taz Taylor, Devin Wright & Edgard Herrera)
Trevor Daniel Background:
Trevor Daniel began as a bedroom musician that now has since reached more than 20 million people. Based in Houston, the singer’s music is a gestalt of his influences. He is a fan of that 808’s Kanye-Drake-Cudi wave, Y2K Techno, and his city’s Chopped & Screwed trademark. With the voice, the melodic production, and heartfelt songwriting, Trevor thrives. The first act signed to Taz Taylor’s Internet Money Records broadcasts his life in sound and verse.
Taz Taylor/Internet Money Records:
A real boss moves in silence. For as loud as his influence resounds throughout hip-hop at large, multiplatinum producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Taz Taylor operates from behind-the-scenes. In that respect, he harks back to the genre’s game-changing production mavericks of the nineties and early 21st century. At the same time, he brings a fresh sense of melody to each tune often punctuated by live instrumentation. In 2018, his record label Internet Money signed a joint venture agreement with Alamo and Interscope. You may not recognize his face, but you’ll know his style…
“Falling” (blackbear remix): http://smarturl.it/fallingremix // https://soundcloud.com/beartrapsound/falling-remix-feat-blackbear
Homesick EP: http://smarturl.it/TDHomesick