Trey Duncan has flirted with just about everything music has to offer. Hailing from a very musical family, songwriting and performing have been ingrained in him from a young age.
His father and mother ignited a love for the energy and power of artists like Def Leppard, AC/DC, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Tim McGraw married with a passion for honest and elegant songwriting from the likes of Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Clint Black, and Dolly Parton. This homeschool music education led him to strive for authenticity and soul in whatever music he creates. Trey’s first single on all platforms comes through with a force and it's titled "Ten Track Heart". The genre "country-rock n' soul" is definitely a niche of Trey, taking us back to the 'jukebox times' decades back, and giving us a glimpse of his musical upbringing. The exhilarating funky, tempo and catchiness to it have you constantly vibing out singing along to the addictive lyrics like "too much ambition, too little time".
He talks about how his heart and mind aren't always on the same page but he fights through those feelings regardless. Trey mentions how he works really hard on his craft in lyrics like "work work work till I have nothing left" and "I'll sleep when I'm dead". He takes country music to a different level with his unique take on it!
As we continue down his "Ten Track Heart", he lets us meet with the most passionate instrumental solo, it oozes greatness right away and keeps us at the end of our seats. The blend between this concept and Trey's vocals brings such a bold mood that has us up and dancing right away.
"Ten Track Heart" stands out with its electrifying energy, with the passionate vocals of Trey Duncan, he tops it all off with an epic guitar-solo and production overall.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Trey. We are ecstatic to have you join us today, tell us, what motivated you to create a record like this and how did you choose the instrumental that comes along with it?
I’ve been playing “Ten Track Heart” at live shows for years, and it’s always been a fun song that the crowd can get into. When I set out to do my first solo release it seemed like an obvious choice! I’m thrilled because that same energy and sense of excitement made its way into the track. It’s sort of 90s-inspired bluesy country, so I just wanted the musicians to get in there and let loose! What's the message you're trying to deliver in "Ten Track Heart?"
“Ten Track Heart” is about having many different passions and being pulled in a million directions. You don’t know if you can do it all but you’re dang sure gonna try! Coming from a musical family, what were some things you learned from them that you still use in your career or everyday life?
Oh gosh, every time I play music I’m thinking about something I learned from my mother and father. My dad taught me how to play guitar and my mother taught me how to sing, but it’s deeper than that even. My dad was a strong advocate for the “feel” of the music and how two notes phrased the right way can say more than twenty shoved in the same span of time. My mother, on the other hand, is an amazing performer and the most charismatic person you’ve ever met. She just exudes confidence and has never met a stranger in her life! I try to tap into that energy when I’m on stage and connecting with the audience. Your authenticity is compelling. What keeps you in your best creative state and how do you manage to balance it all?
Well “Ten Track Heart” questions if I balance it at all, but I try! I can be a stubborn person when it comes to my work, so part of it is just me banging my head against the wall until something feels good. But it’s also about creating that space and honoring that time you’ve set aside to work. I also always have my ears open for phrases and ideas that I can stash away and draw from when I’m stuck- tuck some snapshots of real-life in your pocket until you need it, you know? What's next for you?
Ten Track is the first of five singles I’ve got ready to go. So I’ll be releasing my next single in a couple of weeks, and it’s a very meaningful song. I’m anxious to see the response because it means so much to me and it’s an example of something beautiful coming from a place of brokenness. Aside from the singles I’ll be playing shows in SC and branching out regionally. My graphic designer also just sent me the first mock-up of some new merch and I’m obsessed. It’s so quirky and I love it!