For Trevor Green, his experience as a singer and songwriter is about something much deeper than the music- it’s about lifting up his voice to speak for those who aren’t always able. An adopted brother of a Navajo family, he is a champion of the rich musical traditions of Native American people.
Later, this journey to advocate for indigenous populations through song led him into the heart of Aboriginal culture with his wife and sons. Seeking a greater understanding of the didgeridoo, he found himself in Northeast Arnhem Land, where he and his family were adopted into the Galpu clan, and Green was given the name North Wind by elder Djalu Gurruwiwi.
“I follow the music where it leads me,” Green has said. “Through this process I find the music always comes from an honest place and that is most important in receiving the songs when they come through.”
Today, Elmore is exclusively streaming Green’s upcoming fifth studio album, Voice Of The Wind.
It begins with the title track, gently, in a soundscape that recalls the desert, with rattling percussion, the lonesome howl of flutes and a single guitar. As the drums pick up into a full, rhythmic heartbeat, Green’s voice joins the swirl of instrumentation. The song drives like a chant, and builds into a soaring, exultant chorus of voices, singing together. When Green calls to the “Great Spirit, voice of the wind,” the song becomes an invocation, a prayer for the beauty and hope of the earth and its Native people.
Listen to Voice Of The Wind below.