What happens when you take a healthy dose of textured R&B melodies, a sprig of pop sensibilities, a robust funk-tinged base and a hearty scoop of style? Trevis. The Norway-born-and-bred Californian has found his niche and has returned with his sophomore offering, ‘Company For Now’.
For the single — co-produced by Trevis himself, JV The Producer and JNS — the California star imbues the track with slick, charismatic vocal musings and soul-nourishing inflexions. On the instrumental front, Trevis packs the song with watery, air-tight drum patterns and soft hi-hats. The perfect song to underscore hazy summer evenings.
Speaking on the track, Trevis said: “’Company For Now’ is about a girl that approached me and asked if I wanted to be her “company for now”. Her confidence and approach blew my mind, and I had to write a song about her. Obviously, in the song I made it sound like it was me and I was a G, but she approached me like that. She knew what she wanted and knew she was gonna get it. That’s why I said, “You bad as fuck and you know it.”
“’Company For Now’ is my new favourite record that’ll always be playing if you’re driving around in the car with me. We made it earlier this year and it’s at the top of my playlist,” he added.
Born and bred in Norway, Trevis found a new home in the sunny wanderlust we know as California. Stateside, Trevis found his way to the studios of super-producer Harmony Samuels and the BOE Camp. Responsible for hits with Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grande, Chip, Ciara, Chris Brown and many more — Trevis would sit at the back of Harmony’s studio sessions, learning all he could from top-tier musicians, engineers and producers. Trevis would often dissect the formula of how to bring the best out of creative spurs of inspiration. Later on, the Norwegian vocalist found that creating his own music became a form of therapy where he could fix his inner-turmoil.
‘Company For Now’ follows Trevis’ pop-tinged single ‘All Night’, released late last month: garnering over 70,000 streams in just a few weeks. The success of ‘All Night’ led to Trevis getting co-signed and interviewed by the likes of Clash and Notion respectively. ‘All Night’ was also a favourite of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target and Nick Bright, who lent their support to the track.