Johannesburg’s alternative folk rocker Trevor Rebello is back with a new single and full-length album.
'Marilyn Monroe' is the first single from 'Roadhouse Royalty' set to be released on 11 October 2017. The album has 12 tracks all recorded sporadically from March to August 2017 with Jacques Du Plessis and Adrian Erasmus at High Seas Studios in Johannesburg.
Listen to 'Marilyn Monroe' below!
“Marilyn Monroe is my first release in 2 years. It’s a bit of a departure from my older sound on 'Slow Horses' with more upbeat bass lines and drums reminiscent of the 80’s. Rob Davidson and I wrote the entire song in a couple of hours one evening. It features a saxophone solo from Rubber Duc’s Sheldon Sham and the gospel backup vocals of Kananelo Rantso and Lebo Moalusi.
The song is all about how people get pressured in life to live a certain way and to do things at certain times. Everyone these days lives life according to the same plan and schedule, right from when you should get married, when you should have kids, where you should live and the type of job you should have. It’s mostly about friends and family pressuring a man to get married and his statement to the world that he’ll do things in his own time. It talks about how love and life are easy without the pressures of the outside world. Now if you could run away, you wouldn’t have to change anything and everything would work out just fine. It brings to life the age-old story of running away to Vegas to marry someone in a typical shotgun wedding…” – Trevor Rebello
The new album has been a slow process says Trevor “We really took our time on this album. I spent the past 2 years writing over 30 songs. We started in March at High Seas going through all the songs and choosing the final tracks that would make the album. We then further pre-produced each song spending days working on each part. With this being my first full-length album, I really wanted to present a body of work that I was absolutely proud of and I think that I have achieved that. The album is more mature and upbeat than my previous EP “Slow Horses” but also includes some of the sadder and deeper songs that I am known for. I’ve stuck with a fusion of rock, soul, folk, country and gospel with a strong throw back to 70’s/80’s Americana/rock.”
'Roadhouse Royalty' will be released on the 11 October 2017 across all digital platforms.
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