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LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2023) – After delivering a one-two punch of singles in 2022 with “Story” and “Karma,” multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and producer Trevor Daniel keeps the momentum up with the release of “SYL,” his first new release of 2023.
Out today via Alamo Records/RCA Records, “SYL” – short for “Somebody You’ll Love” – is a dark and moody production infused with ‘80s-influenced synths, as Trevor’s signature melodic vocals echo throughout. From writing and producing the track to designing and shooting the artwork, the single is a full embodiment of Trevor’s creativity. Accompanying the release of “SYL” is its music video. Directed by Trevor, the video follows him as he drives across Los Angeles one night, bathed in a wash of neon signs and city lights.
“To me, this record is special – it’s about finding myself and finally being true to that version of me that maybe I’ve suppressed for a while,” says Trevor of the record. “I felt like it was easier if I personified it because a part of this whole realization came from me not feeling good enough for other people’s expectations. So, I had some backstory to work with. Since this was so personal, I felt the need to dive back into producing, lock myself in a room, and enjoy making something from scratch alone again. Being hands-on with this record and the entire album that’s coming is my number one priority since there’s no better way to express myself through music outside of diving into every detail.”
Marking the next step in his sonic evolution, Trevor broke out onto the scene with his 4x platinum-certified single “Falling,”which hit #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 at Pop Radio. Now clocking over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, in 2022 Trevor joined forces with electronic producer Alan Walker for their collaborative single “Extremes,” off Walker’s latest album Walkerverse Pt. I & II.
About Trevor Daniel
Trevor Daniel inhabits his songs with a vivid level of lyrical detail, immersing his entire being within smoked-out alternative pop soundscapes boosted by trap grit. In 2018, he caught the attention of Internet Money founder and super-producer Taz Taylor [XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD]. Together, they cooked up the breakout “Falling” with KCsupreme and Charlie Handsome, generating 1.4 billion Spotify streams, going 4x platinum, and cracking the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. By 2020, he dropped his full-length debut, Nicotine, which immediately incited tastemaker praise from Ones to Watch, Wonderland, Teen Vogue, and more, with Rolling Stone christening him “a truly modern star.” On its heels, he teamed up with Selena Gomez for the gold-certified “Past Life,” generating hundreds of millions of streams in the process.
Collaborations followed with Summer Walker, Julia Michaels, blackbear, Ty Dolla $ign, Bebe Rexha, Becky G, Zara Larsson, Travis Barker, Don Diablo, and more. Along the way, he contributed to The SpongeBob Movie soundtrack and performed at Lollapalooza, FVDED In The Park, Life Is Beautiful, Outside Lands, Firefly, and more. Now, as Trevor continues to work towards his next project, he welcomes audiences deeper into his world through a series of anticipated singles this year.
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