Creating and Shaping Music
"I'm genuinely grateful for those who like my songs..."
Thank you for being part of our zine. Tell us more about your beginnings in the industry!
I kind of got into the industry by accident. I always played music and was really musical, and I knew that music was probably the thing I wanted to do. Even still, I didn’t make a conscious choice to enter the industry. What happened was that I was traveling often for modeling and was gone from home for months at a time. My mom missed hearing my music when I was gone and brought me into a studio to record so that she would be able to hear me when I was gone. I realized in the studio that I really loved creating and shaping music at a higher level; I’ve just kept doing exactly that.
Where are you located now and where are you originally from?
Right now I’m back home in San Diego. I’ve been living in a bunch of places so I’m happy to be back home.
Goals for 2019 and beyond?
I'm still developing them but right now it seems like I want to continue making music and recording, I’ve been doing some more live performances and want to continue those as well.
What have been the specific challenges in your career so far? What have been the greatest achievements so far?
I think one of the hardest challenges is navigating the industry and the path that makes a musician successful all around. It can be hard to know what to do next. It’s also difficult to have the belief and constant creativity continually manifesting itself inside me at the appropriate level that is needed for success. I’ve been fortunate to work through those tough moments and stay creative and profound in my writing and my reasons for writing. I’ve also worked hard to push through the boundary that separates an artist from just creating by themselves and going out there and performing. I’m a relatively introverted person so making myself get out and play these songs live doesn’t really come naturally to me, although I do really enjoy it now.
Where can our readers catch up with you out there soon?
I will be playing live more often, I have a couple things lined up in both California and NYC. The best way to stay in the loop is through my Instagram page @trevordrurymusic I will have dates and upcoming shows listed there.
Please answer the following... "If my fans really knew me, they would know that... "
I'm genuinely grateful for those who like my songs, and that the best part of playing isn’t me singing, though I love doing that, it’s hearing from people what my music has done in their lives.
Also I have a strong compulsion for Netflix and Funyuns. That’s the other thing.
Who are your top inspirations?
They change around a lot, but the core inspirations are Radiohead, 21 pilots, Elvis Presley, Tom Odell and Billy Joel.
Having accomplished so much in your career, are there more dreams you hope to conquer?
Definitely. I feel I’ve been lucky to do the things I have done so far, but I want to keep going and exploring music and see where it takes me.
Any words of wisdom for your fans out there?
I feel like me trying to spin some words of wisdom in a sentence would be quite a let down, so I’ll spare you all. But if people are interested in what I think and say, my music is the best place to find out.
Please list your social media links so our readers can follow you everywhere!
Music page FB/IG: trevordrurymusic