Trav Torch -
Trav Torch is a Maplewood, New Jersey native whose latest efforts suggest he may have contemporary R&B in a choke hold. Oddly enough, he started out as a rapper at the age of 13 but always had a passion for R&B music. He made a full conversion to R&B in his mid twenties. He is a true student of the genre, taking cues from all of the greats. It’s not just studying, however, that makes him who he is. It’s his ability to take human sexuality and transform it from a taboo subject into a topic that everyone should have a voice in. What makes Trav Torch unique compared to other artists is that he writes, arranges, and often records and mixes his own material - one of the reasons he refers to himself as an #RnBSuperhero. He is also the owner and creator of his own record label, Cologne & Cognac Entertainment, where he handles all the administrative, technical, and behind-the-scenes functions that record label executives are responsible for. Trav has been featured in popular music outlets including HipHopSince1987, The Rapfest, The Source, ThisIsR&B, Respect Magazine, That's Enuff (DJ Enuff), Hip Hop Weekly, AllHipHop.com, HotSpotAtl.com, and more.
On January 21, 2019 Trav Torch released his debut album, "Bachelor Life." The 11 song album has been preceded by the singles “Naked” and “Sex Tape” among others. The highly-relatable set flows like a captivating novel, detailing the highs and lows of being a single man in today's day and age. Each song was penned by Trav Torch and nearly half of the project he recorded and mixed in his home studio. Trav Torch was also the executive producer of the album and went on to release visuals for several singles from the album (including "Drake Sh!t," “Love You Down,” “Red Bull & Hennessy,” “Sex Tape,” and the title track “Bachelor Life”).
On June 15, 2020 Trav released his sophomore album, "Bachelor Life 2," which featured five singles (Lust, Run It Back, Wake Up [Featuring Chris Echols], Give It To Me Baby, and Don't Leave Me). Visuals for "Lust," "Give It To Me Baby" and "Don't Leave Me" were released. Trav Torch was also the Executive Producer of "Bachelor Life 2" and all songs were written, arranged, recorded, and mixed by Trav in his home studio. The album was highly successful and was previously considered for the 2021 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album.
Presently, Trav Torch decided to give more content to his fans by starting "The Trav Torch Show" which airs visually on YouTube and audio versions air on several podcast outlets. The show typically focuses on providing aspiring musicians and singers with critical guidance and information on how to navigate through the music industry.
On October 26, 2020 Trav released "Do It Again," the first single from the "The Bedroom Soundtrack." The music video for "Do It Again" was released in January 2021 and gained traction on YouTube and TikTok. "The Bedroom Soundtrack" is entirely written, arranged, recorded, and mixed by Trav Torch and was released Valentines Day 2021. It does not disappoint and sounds as good as its title.
On July 26, 2021, Torch released "Show Me What You Got (Acts I & II)" exclusively through a new label distribution deal between Vydia and Cologne & Cognac Entertainment. Show Me What U Got (Acts I & II) unveils the unique concept of releasing an original and remix at the same time, giving music enthusiasts an extended opportunity to connect with Trav Torch in a manner reminiscent of 90's R&B. Trav is slated to release his third full-length album, "100% Torch," in 2023.