Mixing trap-infused beats with emo sensibilities and R&B inflections, Trevor Daniel has every ingredient to make his success last well beyond TikTok.
So, we’re all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future thanks to this whole worldwide pandemic thing, and you might be wondering where to get your next fresh music fix from. Allow me to humbly suggest 25 year old American singer songwriter Trevor Daniel.
If you don’t know who Trevor Daniel is, you’ll probably at least know of his TikTok hit track ‘Falling’, which currently has over five hundred million plays on Spotify since it dropped in 2018. Its sudden explosion in popularity was seemingly out of nowhere, popping up all over TikTok and Instagram in the latter half of 2019.
Since then, Trevor has dropped two new projects, a six track EP titled Restless and his first full album, Nicotine. Both flex an impressive array of production skills, weaving between slick pop punk acoustics and trap drum beats with surprisingly refreshing results.
Think Lil Peep’s lyricism with Twenty One Pilots’ clean aesthetic and you’re not that far off. He boasts over thirty million monthly listeners at the time of writing and his latest album has already gotten hundreds of thousands of spins on Spotify. He’s a testament to Gen Z’s ability to pick and choose the next big thing without the need for a record label, and proves that careers really can take off thanks to TikTok.
His music bangs too, which always helps.