Video: Trevor Daniel – “Paranoid”
The Internet Money Signee Shares a Fiery, Lyrical Lemonade-Premiered New Visual From His Restless EP
Critical Praise for Trevor Daniel:
With a fluttering tenor that sounds perfectly at home amidst instrumentals from Taz Taylor and the Internet Money collective, Trevor Daniel is quickly gaining fans. Wracked with insomnia over his relationship, Trevor Daniel shares a brooding new video for “Paranoid,” premiered by Lyrical Lemonade. A sonically rich trap ballad, “Paranoid” is a haunting tale of a fracturing love, as Trevor quavers above snaking guitars and snapping snares: “Say you don’t love me no more, no reason to come home/And you’re better off if I stay gone, baby, I’m paranoid.” In the video, directed by Logan Meis, Trevor’s paranoia is well-founded, as the object of his affections sets fire photos, possessions, and all reminders of Trevor’s existence, as Trevor hopelessly looks on from a circle of flame. With audio premiered earlier this month by FLAUNT, “Paranoid” is a highlight from Trevor’s Restless EP, released last week by Internet Money Records/Alamo.
The follow-up to Trevor’s 2018 EP Homesick, which boasted the mournful breakout hit “Falling” (over 10 million total streams), Restless builds a unique sonic world around Trevor’s voice, layering snaking guitars and resonant trap drums to soundtrack his relationship dramas. Produced by Taz Taylor and his Internet Money crew, including producer Nick Mira (Juice WRLD’s top ten hit “Lucid Dreams”), find the Houston singer-songwriter exploring every facet of his relationships, from the inseparable start, as detailed in the synth-heavy slow jam “Come Over,” to the heart-wrenching finish, demonstrated in songs like the mournful trap ballad “Closure.” Throughout the EP, Taz Taylor and the rest of the Internet Money producers raise their game, detailing each speaker-knocking instrumental with pristine clarity and switching up the sound with whimsical musical flourishes.
Watch “Paranoid”: https://youtu.be/_8X9QHBdPaA
Check out the Lyrical Lemonade premiere: https://lyricallemonade.com/p/paranoid-trevor-daniel-2
Listen to Restless EP: https://soundcloud.com/iamtrevordaniel/sets/restless
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…
Restless EP: https://soundcloud.com/iamtrevordaniel/sets/restless
“Falling” (blackbear remix): http://smarturl.it/fallingremix // https://soundcloud.com/beartrapsound/falling-remix-feat-blackbear
Homesick EP: http://smarturl.it/TDHomesick