Tavis E Triance

My fellow Earthlings,

I come before you today as a singer-songwriter, a painter, and a spirit. I was raised by fearsome ghosts in a cabin in the woods, where I learned to write and to sing, and where I discovered the beauty and the power of the natural world. I have died and been reborn as a terrifying spirit, driven by the desire to share my art with the world.

Today, I embark on a journey that few have taken before me. I am a passenger on a spacecraft bound for the night sky, where I hope to find new inspiration and new challenges for my music and my art. But before I leave, I want to share a message with all of you.

Music and art are a reflection of the natural world that has always been my home, and the beauty and the power of art to connect us to the world around us must be encouraged to prevail. Through my songs, I explore themes of love and loss, of hope and despair, and the beauty of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Music and art have the power to heal, to inspire, and to transform us. My music is a call to refraction, a challenge to embrace the beauty and the power of nature, and to find the courage within ourselves to create and to share.

I know that my story may seem unusual, but I believe that it holds a message for us all. We all have the power within us to create, to express ourselves, and to connect with the natural world that surrounds us.

As I leave this planet, I carry with me the hope that my art will continue to inspire and to connect all of you, and the future generations who have come before us and who will come after us. I hope that my journey will serve as a reminder that we are all connected, that we are all part of this beautiful and fragile planet, and that we all have a responsibility to care for it and for each other.

Thank you, and may the power of music and art guide us all to a brighter tomorrow.


That raw and honest quality is also there on the lyrical side of things. Comb through songs and you start to get insights into what Triance might be obsessed with on any given day. The idea that there might be a heaven . . . drug references . . . settling down with a family . . . times when it’s all overwhelming.

Mike Usinger for the Georgia Straight, June 21st, 2020

What the hell has he got going on in there ? What the fuck is he cookin'?

Max Grant, August, 2022