Trevor Sensor annonces Debut EP, Texas Girls and Jesus Christ 3/25

by Woody on February 12, 2016


Photo by Katie Hovland

Trevor Sensor is the latest signing to the venerable Jagjaguwar label. And based on one track, he’s pretty fucking awesome. He’s an Americana artist and his voice is comparable to Kristian Matsson (Tallest Man On Earth). His debut EP will be out on 3/25 and I would imagine he’ll be on the road shortly thereafter. Here’s some info from the PR Machine.

The Illinois-born 22-year-old singer/songwriter’s distinctive burr of a voice sounds aged decades beyond his years, and the rest of Sensor’s music follows suit, with timeless-sounding melodies and a sense of songwriting that exudes maturity while still feeling fresh. 

An English major with an affinity for writers ranging from Marcel Proust to Dave Eggers, Sensor crafts lyrical atmospheres stuffed with confessional lines that leave a mark and visual allusions that aren’t easily shaken. Sensor wrote the music featured on Texas Girls and Jesus Christ on a borrowed acoustic guitar that he has yet to return, composing songs that sound deeply felt and from a place of truth and honesty.

“If I’m trying to do anything, it’s to be sincere,” Sensor says about his songwriting approach. “A lot of singer/songwriters today are oriented in irony. It’s cooler to be lackadaisical rather than to try to be compelling.”

And Sensor’s music, above all else, is compelling: the proclamatory howls that close out the piano-led “Pacing the Cage,” the dark desolation of “Satan’s Man,” and the dynamic blowout of the EP’s title track grab your attention and refuse to let it go.

Watch the video for the debut single, “Texas Girls and Jesus Christ” below. Director Ryan Ohm said of the video’s concept, “The film idea grew from the edge of town, dimly lit, local bar that Trevor and I had both spent time at – but separately and in different time zones. We wanted to try and recreate our version of these distinctly odd atmospheres and the unique folks who inhabit them – the guys and gals who aren’t necessarily high on life, but can be when the night grows long.”

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