Interview: Trev Yarash
[gallery type="slideshow" link="none" size="full" ids="151748"] What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today? "What got me into music is how I could always fully lose myself in it. I was involved with sports and many things growing up, and music was always the one thing I felt freedom in. If I hadn't gotten into music I probably would still be in the creative field of some sort- production, videography, photography, acting, clothing lines. Much of which I still work in." What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity? "When I'm not playing music, I'm usually traveling on the road or in the gym. I love going to music festivals and going out, but nothing inspires me more than being unplugged somewhere off grid. That may be the pisces in me, but anywhere near the water is my favorite." How long has music been your career? "Music has always been my career. Since I was a little kid I always had a distinct vision for what I wanted to do in music. I started playing piano when I was little, performing and writing my first songs in Middle School, recording my first EP in highschool, and advancing to production/engineering from there." Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music? "I'm based out of a small town in Arizona called Flagstaff. Other than being where I learned how to perform and do music, it heavily influenced my music career because I was able to get the 'I Just Want You' demo to be played on a local radio station. From there, it spread over all of Arizona radio hitting #4 most requested. This set me on my path to Los Angeles." Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played. "The best show I have done was when we sold out The Orpheum Theater downtown in my hometown. Coming back from Los Angeles to feel all the local support was amazing. The radios pushed it hard, so it was a great turn out and the energy was amazing. The worst show I've played was for a High School during my radio tour. It was scheduled to be a big outside show but the weather didn't cooperate and they last minute brought it into one of the little auditoriums, and the sound check didn't happen, and it was a mess but we had fun with it" Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already? "Recently, I've been having dreams of playing at the Hollywood Bowl. Just throwing that out to the universe." If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket? "If I could play any show with any lineup, I would have Zayn, Marc E Bassy, Bazzi, Jordan Joseph, Omar Apollo, Justin Bieber, H.E.R., Kehlani, Sabrina Claudio, Willow" What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into music? "Some advice that I would give to someone who is just getting into music is to have individuality, focus. patience. and to keep making movement, not noise." If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be? "If I could go back in time and give myself advice, it would be to not hold back anything. You're either fueling fear or faith, no in between. You're either fueling spirit or ego, one way or another. Both in your stillness and in your movements so be mindful." Of your songs which one means the most to you and why? "Out of my songs, "Red Blood" means the most to me because it means that at the end of the day, we all need love... like we all bleed red blood. We all come from different situations, but at the end of the day the most important thing is love and respect." Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most? "I Just Want You'' is the most requested, as it is the most popular from the radio play. I enjoy playing that one because when it's just stripped down to me and the keys, it's a totally different vibe, and actually sounds closer to the way that we originally wrote the whole song vibe."
What is the creative process for you, and what inspires you to write your music?'
"The creative process is very different for me each time. However the common denominator is movement. Sometimes I'm inspired to write from something that I don't have the words to describe the feeling, but the piano does and that's where that record starts. Other times I'll hear a noise in the real world that struck me in a particular way (much like the movie "August Rush") and begin to build a beat off of that. But whatever I build from, it has to deeply move me first." What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music? "The root message for all of my music is love. Love can translate many different directions so each record is different, but the root is love. Love inspires and empowers movement." Do you ever have disagreements when collaborating and how do you get past them? "I haven't really had many disagreements when collaborating because I go into all my sessions with no ego, and all spirit. I'm confident in the highest possible outcomes only so I'm subconsciously always looking for the highest resolutions in any resistance that may come up. Everything is usually easy to resolve through communication and respect (love)."
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
"My plans for the near future is to release a few new singles this year that I wrote and produced myself. I'm also planning a radio tour with Jordan Joseph to tour my single, "I Just Want You" that I just put out last month. I plan to keep expanding in music that will resonate with the world in a real way. I want to expand my impact. I want to expand in becoming my highest self in all arenas personal, spiritual, and professional." Social Media Links: https://linktr.ee/trevsthe1 https://youtu.be/GY0YDtG9lOg https://instagram/trevsthe1 https://open.spotify.com/artist/6An6cCCq9FR92LdWEJ6wM8?si=7lBgvCviRdCpQNxCweQ50w&dl_branch=1