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An emerging alternative rock solo artist from Los Angeles, California, Trever aka Magic Whatever, always knew he wanted to pursue music. At age 17, he saved up whatever money he had at the time and put it into fulfilling his dreams. The star, after facing many challenges in the industry, is motivated more than ever and tells us about some exciting new music he is set to release. Keep reading to learn about how his childhood shaped him into the person he is today.
What is the story behind ‘Magic Whatever’?
My uncle won a karaoke contest when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and I was too young to go into the bar to watch him perform, so my cousin and I waited in our rust bucket farm truck. I remember hearing him sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” through the aged cement walls and cheap stained glass of the small town dive bar. From that moment on, music was the only thing that mattered to me. Magic Whatever is a culmination of all my experiences and musical influences. I’ve been in countless band projects, and I finally decided that if you want something done right, you do it yourself – that’s how Magic Whatever was born.
What’s your favorite song in your album and why does it mean so much to you?
I have an EP coming out next year ( I haven’t officially announced yet. Wink wink), and there’s a song on there titled “Monsters”. The song tackles my personal experiences with drug addiction. I’m currently putting together a plan for 100% of the proceeds to go directly to drug addiction resources, so stay tuned!
What was the first concert you went to?
I wish I had a story of going to an epic first concert, but mine was Hoobastank! Still epic, just in a different way.
What inspired you to write your new single, Sentimental?
Sentimental is a song about missing something that has only hurt you in the past. I didn’t want to be too melodramatic, so It’s a grungy rock/pop an- them reclaiming the power of feeling sentimental towards your vices.
Who are your musical icons ?
I was raised by my grandmother so my OG icons include Etta James & Frank Sinatra. My first CD was Green Day’s International Superhits! – if anything has changed my sonic path in life, it was Green Day.
Given an option to have something pink in your home, what would it be and why ?
I’d love a lil pot bellied pig for my puppy to play with!