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Trevor Owen Eases Into The Laid-Back Swing Of Hal David’s Horizontal

The veteran Toronto singer offers a cool cover of the controversial ’40s number.

Trevor Owen gets Horizontal with his laid-back cover of the suggestively swinging Hal David ditty — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The groovy two-minute number that serves as the Toronto singer-songwriter’s latest single was penned back in the 1940s by Lou Ricca and famed American lyricist David, best known for his collaborations with Burt Bacharach. Horizontal was the first success David enjoyed in his lengthy career, though it was soon banned in Boston for being too risqué. “Lying down was apparently considered controversial,” quips Owen.

Along with Horizontal, Owen’s 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.


As a young schoolboy in the 1960s, Owen decided to drop out of school to pursue a career in music. He started playing in Yorkville clubs and pubs before landing gigs all across Canada. He played covers and his own original music with multiple acts until finally recording and releasing And the Moon Rising in 2020. His lengthy career ended up paying for his post-secondary education, which resulted in him becoming a teacher in Toronto.

Check out Horizontal above, listen to And The Moon Rising below, and learn more about Trevor Owen on his website.