Appreciation and passion bleed out on Trevor Martin's new single "Go-To." Smooth country stylings and soulful inspired vocals blend together to create a nostalgic and cohesive auditory experience. "Go-To" takes a lyrical journey about a confident, self-assured woman, the object of our performer's eye, hoping one day he can be her "Go-To." Honest and thoughtful lyrics serenade the listener and unfold a beautiful love story. "Go-To" has the same sentimental qualities of a couple "how we first met" story, a man lovestruck, seeing the ordinary beauty of the one he longs for.
Born with a bleeding disorder diagnosed at birth, Trevor wasn't able to excel in contact sports growing up. During his exploration of other hobbies and interests, Trevor quickly realized his passion for singing and songwriting and has since never looked back. Influenced by Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, and Brett Young, Trevor Martin aims to create his own unique sound whose original lyrics can be understood and loved by all music lovers alike. "Go-To" is the perfect slow song that can be enjoyed by couples from all demographics and from all relationship milestones. "I know you got your Go-To t-shirt, a go-to lie when you're trying to flirt, a pick me up song when your heart hurts," "I'll be here for you, I want to be your Go-To"; its Martin's lyrics of unwavering support and commitment that truly capture the beauty of this song. Martin's ability to encapsulate genuine tenderness between two people hook the listener and transports them down their own memory lane.
Hi Trevor, and welcome to BuzzMusic. We loved your new single “Go-To.” Can you tell the listeners what this song means to you?
This song means a lot to me because it is my first big crossover country release. In its first three weeks, it has had some great feedback and that has been so exciting for me to see people listening and enjoying something that I have put so much work into! This is a love song about a girl who knows what she likes, and she has her “go-to” things, and the singer is hoping that at the end of the day he will be one of those “go-to’s.”
How did you get involved in music and at what age did you realize this was something you wanted to peruse as a career?
I started singing at an early age in church and in local community theatre, but my turning point was when I was 8 years old. I was chosen to sing with a local orchestra in Kentucky for a show called “Motown Madness.” I sang “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 and performed for about a thousand people for the first time. I sang and danced my heart out, and when the song was over, I got a standing ovation. That was the moment I realized that I wanted to pursue music forever.
What does the creative process look like for you? Can you speak about how the songwriting process starts for you?
The creative process is never-ending. An idea, melody, or lyric can hit at any time and I have to be open, and ready for that. I do have co-writes about 3 times a week though. I have my core group of writers that I write well with, and we write regularly. We typically talk about life- relationship problems, money problems, friend problems, or fun times, accomplishments, and good memories and sometimes an idea is born from that. Other times, we use an idea that we came up with earlier that week or even earlier that year! It is a very fun process, and there is nothing quite like finishing a song that you are very proud of.
“Go-To” defiantly has a country profile, what about the genre do you love the most and what connection do you have with country music that made you want to create your own music?
I love the storytelling in country music. Every song takes you on a journey and paints a great picture in your head, and I love that. I consider myself a “crossover country” or “pop country” with a similar sound to Dan+Shay or Brett Young. It is not the same sound as the classic guys, but it is the new age and what many new country fans crave and want to hear. I think having stories of my own made me want to create my own music and go from there.
What can we expect to see next from you throughout 2020?
My goal is to release more music! Keep an eye and ear out on social media for big announcements of new music. My Instagram is @trevormartinmusic, and that is where I will make those announcements! I am excited that 2020 is getting back on track and I am ready for whatever it may hold!