KALA  CD Review

 

by Trevor Hall

Vanguard Records

Close your eyes and listen deeply to the lyrics of KALA, the latest album from beloved Trevor Hall. In Sanskrit, kala means time and Trevor’s 13-track album guides us along a transformative journey of lessons learned, of pain and healing, and of the love, passion, and gratitude which accompany our journeys here on Earth. He sings about time as being a healer and as something expansive, in contrast to deadlines and pressures. Trevor’s pacifying voice and beautiful guitar strums create a cocktail that can drown anyone into a meditative state.

KALA contains an abundance of heart-opening tracks. My personal favorites are “Forgive” and “You Can’t Rush Your Healing.” He sings of compassion, forgiveness, and interconnectedness. Of course, Trevor’s music is no stranger to the yoga community, as he is a devotee who performed at both Wanderlust and Bhakti Fest this year. His music inspires, uplifts, and invokes a deep sense of gratitude and peace around the unity of all beings.

Trevor’s own journey of self-discovery, growth, and maturation is evident across his albums. He speaks lovingly about his frequent travels to India, where he has found much of his spiritual inspiration. The serenity of KALA demonstrates the humility, depth, and spiritual intelligence of an artist who is simply adored amongst his fans known as Villagers. Honorable mentions go out to the beautiful artists whose voices are heard on the album: Nahko, Xavier Rudd, Tubby Love, and Luka Lesson. trevorhallmusic.com.


Reviewed by Serena Deeb, world-traveled professional wrestler, Santa Monica-based yogi, animal lover, and avid adventurist. Twitter: @SerenaDeeb