Singer/Songwriter Trevor Owen Releases ASL-Enhanced Videos and debut of And the Moon Rising

Fri Jul 16, 2021

Since the stirring and sterling release of his debut album, And the Moon Rising, Canadian musician Trevor Owen has been keen to incorporate American Sign Language into his music videos. The time has finally arrived, and the complete 10-track set of his ASL-enhanced music videos are available now.

The brimming double-handful of videos — including “Not the Only One,” “Fire Moon,” and the album’s title track, “And the Moon Rising” — feature actress and Deaf rights advocate Dawn Jani Birley, who Owen ultimately connected with through the Canadian Hearing Society.

Check out the video of “And the Moon Rising” here:

“It turned out to be more involved than I had imagined,” Owen revealed of the process of finding the right translator for the job. “A common response I received was ‘I don’t do music.’

“Indeed, I could not find anyone who would do it.”

Artist Trevor Owen Offers His Take on Hal David’s Swingin’ Single, “Horizontal”

Fri Jan 22, 2021

The veteran Toronto-based musician Trevor Owen has just released his latest single, “Horizontal” – Watch it on YouTube here:

Though the groovy two minute-spanning number was released as Owen’s latest single, it’s actually a cover of the 1940s tune by the famed American lyricist Hal David. “Horizontal” was the first success David actually enjoyed in his lengthy career, though it was soon banned in Boston for being too risqué... “Where lying down was apparently considered controversial,” according to Owen. The song was co-written by David and Lou Ricca.

Along with “Horizontal,” Owen’s accompanying debut album And the Moon Rising features three other covers and six original tracks. It was released last January and produced by Marcus Vichert. Owen began recording the album in 2018 with engineer Braden Sauder at Marquee Sound in Toronto, and the record was mastered by Stephen Stepanic at João Carvalho Mastering.