Author: Joycelynn Okezie
Fresh off the success of the popular Netflix movie Burning Sands and recently joining Yara Shahidi’s grown-ish; Trevor Jackson is one busy man. The passionate artist proves his devotion to his growth by his return to music.
Trevor ended his deal at Atlantic Records and is now signed with Empire. He is working on his Rough Drafts Pt. 1 album. His first single “Benz and My Wallet” released on September 22nd. This is his 2017 début since his 2015 release of “In My Feelings”.
B&W is catchy, touching and relatable. The video shows Trevor working out his problems with a bottle on the streets while getting in his killer dance moves.
When asked about the “B&W” video concept in a Complex Interview, here are Trevor’s thoughts:
I feel like if you love anything too much and don’t do anything [in] moderation, then you can lose everything, whether it be a girl that you gave too much of yourself to—look at Kevin Hart, make one false step with one girl and go too far and you can lose everything. But on the flipside, the song could be about alcohol or addictions that we struggle with as humans. We give ourselves too much of something and it can take everything away. The homeless guy that I’m playing in the video is singing to the bottle.
Throughout my music career, in general, I’ve taken a lot of direction in doing what people tell me to do, especially with the writing and even visually. [Now] I want to be in charge of the visuals; I know what I want. My best friend Wyatt Stromer, who is an incredible cinematographer and director, came in and I told him what I wanted to do and we did it. It was me, him, my mother, my brother, and my boy Osei Vita who is in the video, and of course a lighting crew and stuff like that. We just went in and did it raw, and that’s what represents not only the song but the project; everything that I’m doing in my life, although I might not be where I want to be, I’m thankful for the rough draft. I may not be the most polished man and I may not be perfect but you can’t get anywhere without being a little rough around the edges. I think the video kind of shows that and I’m hype.
Stay tuned for the release of Trevor’s Rough Drafts Pt. 1 album. Watch “B&W” below: