LA-based rapper and songwriter Trevour Amunga has come a long way since his last EP. As he reflects on the changes in his life and what truly matters to him, one thing has remained a constant source of inspiration: his music. With a life story that spans two continents and a charming blend of poetry and authenticity, Trevour Amunga unveils his evolution as an artist and his unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit of happiness in his latest EP “Reflexions & Strings.”
The EP opens with “86 Porsche,” a track that mesmerizes with its infectious energy and irresistible hook. The song’s heavy beat creates a dynamic backdrop for Trevour’s smooth and effortless flow, as he reflects on his journey and aspirations in life. The lyrics are introspective and thought-provoking, with Trevour questioning why he feels the need to “break the ceiling” and explore new territories, despite the potential consequences. He touches on themes of self-discovery, love and the cost of living, all while maintaining a playful and lighthearted tone. The chorus, with its repetition of the phrase “It’s only because I love you,” adds a touch of whimsy to the song, and serves as a reminder that all of Trevour’s endeavors are driven by his passion for his craft. The song’s outro, with its references to family, friends, and simple pleasures like being at the beach with weed and music, adds a personal touch and underscores Trevour’s authenticity as an artist.
The second track “Home” showcases Trevour Amunga’s melodic rap style, where he sings over a different music style with its lyrics. The song has a laid-back, funky vibe that instantly catches the listener’s attention. The lyrics speak about missing someone and feeling like life has become stale, needing a break to get away. The chorus “Take me home” is repeated multiple times throughout the track, which adds to the overall vibe of wanting to escape. The verse “Mama told me, not to act a fool, Karma catches everyone so don’t assume” speaks about the importance of being mindful of one’s actions and not taking things for granted. The lyrics reflect on how life can be unpredictable and how it’s crucial to be grateful for what one has. The track also has a playful nature, with the lines “Fee fi fo fum, Can I sing funky music to ya all night long” and “The keys are slightly off, It might sound like a bad note, Like most the things I wrote, But it still don’t sound too wrong.” This fun element gives the song a unique character that sets it apart from the other tracks on the EP.
The introspective “Magic,” featuring guest artist Luna Bands, captivates with its spoken word elements and lush, jazzy instrumental. Luna Bands’ background vocals add depth and texture to the rich production. This collaboration between Trevour and Luna Bands adds an extra layer of intrigue to the EP.
Rounding out the EP, “Stargirl 94” and “Chains” showcase Trevour’s strong performances and versatility. “Stargirl 94” enchants with its melodic beat and smooth vocals, while “Chains” takes on a darker tone, exploring themes of struggle and overcoming adversity. These tracks further solidify Trevour’s position as a diverse and innovative artist.
While some may draw comparisons between Trevour’s musical style and that of Lil Wayne, such observations only touch the surface of his unique sound. Amunga’s incorporation of poetry, spoken word, and various musical influences create a distinct sound that sets him apart. This EP stands as a testament to Trevour’s growth and development as an artist, showcasing his ability to create an engaging, captivating journey through his music.