Music Review

The Dallas musician and songwriter Trevor Douglas Opens Up


At some point in our lives, we may bear witness to someone we care deeply about becoming involved in a relationship that is either toxic or we can see the effects it has on their personality, and potentially, even long after the relationship ends. Friends and family may even voice their concerns about the relationship, sometimes falling on deaf ears as being in a toxic relationship itself, a person can be blind to these adverse effects since they can sometimes mistake love for something else entirely almost like drug or addiction. Afterward, it can take a long time to heal and opening up the heart again to someone new is a tough battle since trusting themselves again can be one of the toughest battles of all; it takes someone truly special to walk alongside them in that battle. In his newest single release, ‘Stay By Your Side’, Trevor Douglas combines his own unique signature of acoustic/percussion guitar with soft piano and light pop-vibe to offer a sound that is fresh and edgy at the same time, with a perspective that connects to many in the world of relationships.

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Trevor Douglas is a Dallas, Texas-based musician and songwriter, whose influences include Ed Sheeran, Eric Hutchinson, and Damien Rice. Much like his influence of Ed Sheeran, he uses his guitar as both an acoustic and a percussive instrument while his loop pedal plays an integral role in many of his shows. With a YouTube video of himself at the young age of 12 performing a cover of the Jonas Brothers’ ‘Girl Of My Dreams’, Trevor has accumulated numerous performance appearances since then including festivals, sporting events, and other major concerts.

When asked about the inspiration for his latest single, Trevor replies, “So ‘Stay By Your Side’ was written about a girl I liked who, before I met her, was in a toxic relationship. That made it hard for her to open up and be in another relationship. So this song is my way of telling her that I really care about her and would never treat her like that.”

At such a young age, it got me curious about any wisdom he’d want to share that if there was a single message that he would want to put out there to make the world the kind of place that he would aspire to live in, what would that message be? He responds with, “If I could change one thing, it’d be I wish people would have more empathy. All the time I see people being mean for no reason. Or I see politicians putting out laws that specifically target groups of people, and I just think if people could just open up their hearts just a little bit, the world would be a better place.” Truly wise beyond your years.
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