I am so excited to share with you a remix to the track ‘A Reminder’ by my brother East Forest.
I am so excited to be sharing our new music video for “Up There”. This song is extremely special to me, so I thought I’d let you all in on the inspiration behind it ...
In January of 2017, my wife, Emory, and I traveled back to India after not being there for about 4 years. In a Himalayan town called Rishikesh, we were able to arrange a private meeting with a great female saint named Sri Siddhi Ma. This was a meeting that I had been dreaming about for years … and it finally happened.
The meeting was unlike any experience I’ve ever had in my life. Because Ma was very old, she did not verbally say anything to us. However, what she communicated to us through her presence was almost inexplicable - as profound, clear and vast as the open blue sky. The details of our blessed meeting are still so vivid for me … walking up the stone stairs to the roof to meet her, all of the wrinkles in her hands, the pure white cloth that she was dressed in, her feet tapping the ground as we sang songs to her. It was all so magical, pure, and simple.
My song, ‘Up There’, is my recollection and reverence of that moment … It is the container that holds the memory and brings me back to that time and space, again and again.
When we have experiences like this, our minds usually try to make sense of it. We try to compartmentalize and analyze every detail to gain an understanding. But some things are impossible to understand and can only be felt within the heart. After our meeting with Ma, my wife Emory looked at me and said, “What just happened up there?” - this became the first line I wrote for the song.
For the music video, we wanted to recreate that magical, undefinable feeling and communicate it in a visual way. We wanted it to be abstract and dreamy … not portraying any particular message, but simply just a feeling.
At the end of our meeting with Sri Siddhi Ma, her attendant Jaya said to us … “Sing to Ma where ever you are. She will hear you.” These words rang true in my heart and became the chorus to the song: “I know you can hear my song.”
And so it is.
I truly hope that you all enjoy the video and I hope you can feel some sense of that peace and calm that I felt with Ma while watching it.
Lots of love and light,
⚡️ E U R O P E ⚡️ 🐻 & me are comin. ❤️ We are so stoked to announce a solo acoustic tour with my brother Nahko this April in Europe. Medicine in full effect. It’s been a dream of mine to get over there and meet all you Villagers, and to be doing it beside my brother and friend is too good for words. This will surely be a special moment you won’t want to miss out on. Tickets available this Thursday, 2/22.
It's here! From Emmy Award Winning Director, Dan Huiting, comes the Official Music Video for 'What I Know' - a brand new track off the forthcoming album, The FRUITFUL DARKNESS. We are so excited to share it with you, Villagers. Watch it here:
We are beyond excited to deliver to you Part III of THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS - featuring 5 BRAND NEW TRACKS. Part III is special to me for many reasons. Not only is it deepening this musical journey that we are all walking together, but it also features tracks that reflect the expansion of my individual artistic journey as well.
'If I Was a Warrior' is a meditation.
'Arrows' is a sonic journey of strength.
'A Reminder' is my reminder of where my heart lies.
'Karma' is a reflection of my study of stars.
'Jupiter's Call' is a simple song telling a simple story.
I am so thankful for all of the love and support that you all have shown me throughout this entire process. We've got some really exciting things in store for you guys, so stay tuned, Villagers - big announcements, collaborations and releases are on their way.
Without you, none of this would be possible. Thank you for opening your heart and your ears to this project. Click here to listen. Big Love All Around.
CHECK OUT THE LATEST SONG PREMIERES
It is with great excitement that I reveal Part II of my new album, THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS. These three new tracks (MOON/SUN + UP THERE + WANDER) are each their own unique vessels of sound, space and meditation. I believe that they reflect the expanding exploration of my sound as an artist, as well as the freedom of creativity that I have felt throughout this entire process. I hope that you enjoy them, and I can't wait to share them with you live & in-person. Thank you all so much for your love and support.
Big Love All Around
LISTEN TO THE BRAND NEW SONGS here
You can check out write-ups on each individual song here:
MOON/ SUN // Attwood Magazine // Click here
UP THERE // Impose Magazine // Click here
WANDER // Culture Collide // Click here
In case you missed Part I, check it out here
We're proud to share Trevor Hall's exclusive take on the Petty classic, “Free Fallin,” captured by the fine folks at Sugarshack Sessions at the Jannus Live Theater in Florida this September 2017. It’s a song that’s been incorporated into Trevor's setlist since the late rocker passed, and has clearly become a special moment of the set for all those involved. From The Vinyl District: "Hall has always been a deeply nuanced and singular artist, able to blend roots music with exotic world elements, his subject matter predominantly influenced by Eastern mysticism which makes this rare cover the most Americana-tinged piece of material he’s approached in a decade. The honey-dipped organ and wily fiddle solo all feel perfectly at home alongside the jangling iconic riff, but it is indubitably Trevor’s soulful take on the folk-rock staple that puts a refreshingly sultry spin on the time-honored hit."