Over the last few weeks we have shared Long Island born singer / songwriter EVVY’s most recent hit “Tidal Wave” with plenty of friends, artists and industry folks. Not one person wasn’t moved by it. Sweeping across IP airwaves everywhere, the sensational and spirited new number has graced over one hundred thousands sets of ears in less than a month. Not too bad for an independent artist building a brand in a competitive and increasingly saturated electronic pop market.
Immediately upon pressing play you feel lifted. Driving piano lines, slashing synths, subtle tropical elements and EVVY’s glittering vocals culminate into a powerful pop anthem that is uplifting and overwhelmingly optimistic. Beyond the euphoria and inducing feeling of triumph, the mature songwriter delivers a compelling truth. In the face of turbulence and adversity, the only thing that matters is love.
“Tidal Wave” is just one stunning piece of content and accomplishment of the driven young lady. Her full catalog includes an outstanding self-titled debut EP, a feature on near million play track “Victory” by Sound Remedy, among other works. She has been recognized by prominent industry outlets like Billboard and IndieShuffle, while continuing to grow as an artist through collaborations with adept producers like Baby Daddy of Scissor Sisters and Mickey Valen.
In short, EVVY is going places and we all see tremendous potential. Peep our exclusive Sunday Conversation with her below.
JADAMIX: Where do you party in NYC?
EVVY: Depends on who I’m with and what mood I’m in. I’m more about spontaneity than routine, so new adventures are always fun. I’ve been finding myself in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and the LES, more often than not.
What is a typical day with you like?
Putting in work, in some form or another. Between my part-time gig and sessions, my days are always different. My schedule is all over the place, so no typical days for me.
Describe your music with 3 words.
Ethereal. Swag. Inspirational.
What does “ethereal swag” mean by the way? We see you using that a lot.
The ethereal part comes from the lightness in the music. I’m really drawn to mythology, astrology and the universe, so I like to bring that mystery into my music. The swag is that New York swagger from being born and raised here.
Your “Tidal Wave” track has been massive. How did that come together?
Ha! It’s great to hear massive and “Tidal Wave” in the same sentence. I’ve been working with fellow NY based producer Mickey Valen and we were introduced to Baby Daddy through our colleague. We had a session with him and then ever since that day we’ve been developing the track. It was a day session and we consumed a lot of sushi. I just got back from Firefly music festival the day before so I was wiped, but I told myself I had to do the session, and it turned out to be awesome. We had a certain format for it but the song developed so much in the last few months. We altered the pre-chorus, the post-chorus and then the drop came in. It was created through a lot of trial and error, but we all think it turned out to be, well, massive.
Pair your music with any food.
Hmm… I would say fruit salad. It’s fresh and you get a little bit of everything.
Right now I would love to work with The Knocks. They are up-and-coming and I absolutely love their sound. Also, Robert DeLong. He’s an amazing singer, songwriter and one man show. Jon Bellion too, he’s brilliant!
Who is one of your favorite emerging artists?
Powers. They are relatively new and I really think they are going to be huge.
If you had one super power, what would it be?
How do you plan on differentiating yourself from other electronic pop artists?
A lot of it has to do with branding. Stylistically everyone is different. If you’re true to yourself, you’ll stand out on your own. I want my sound to be more uplifting, hopeful and inspirational. That’s how I write my music. There’s a lot of dark pop out there and I love it, but I don’t think that area showcases who I am as a person or artist.
What’s upcoming for you in 2015?
Right now I’m working on a new track, setting up more sessions with amazing producers and playing a few shows here and there. I may be going to LA sometime in the near future to write and play some shows, fingers crossed. Right now that’s all in the works but I’ll mostly be working on new music and performing. My next show in NYC is on 9/5 at Baby’s All Right! Playing direct support for WhoMadeWho and it’s being presented by Communion Records.