Posted On 19 Apr 2017
The singer-songwriter Evee recently released her first single “Lone Wolf” on Popdust. Prior to moving over to the conventional pop side of music, Evee made a living as a model, a stage actress (RENT, Dante’s Inferno, Ragtime) and as a classically trained opera singer. She waited patiently to grow into her voice, before approaching such a polished genre, but “Lone Wolf” reveals she was worth the wait.
Learn more about this newcomer in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What are some words you would use to describe 2016 for you and your music? What were some of the highlights? What are you most excited about for 2017?
I spent most 2016 writing and cultivating the right sound and music style with Cazz and Jackson Croft. I would definitely call that time experimental and developmental. The biggest highlight was the production of, “Lone Wolf.” It was the first song we wrote in studio and it all came together so beautifully. For 2017, I’m most excited for releasing my EP.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory? Could you see yourself doing anything else today?
Actually, growing up I was 100% sure I was going to be a professional equestrian, until my freshman year of high school. It wasn’t until I was in my first theater production of Les Miserables that I found my love for performing. I’d always loved singing but never looked to pursue it as a career. My earliest musical memories are of driving around with my dad listening to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, or Temptations and singing along. I’ll never forget the first time my dad realized I could sing – the shock in his expression was priceless!
You recently released your first single called “Lone Wolf.” Can you talk about this song came together? What was the inspiration for it?
I was talking to Cazz about the type of sound I was going for; cinematic yet intimate. When I finally heard the track in the studio all I could see were visions of running through the forest at dusk. When I write lyrics, I like to let the music set the tone and vibe, then I use the lyrics to make that world and vision a little more tangible.
What finally got you in the studio to record “Lone Wolf”?
When we first started production on “Lone Wolf,” I was also in rehearsals for Dante’s Inferno at Synetic Theater, a world renowned physical theater in DC. Once the show closed, I was able to race back to the music scene and my first stop was a trip to LA. The label was ready to get me back in the studio and I was ready to be there.
I’m curious to know how your experience as a model and stage actress has helped you transition to being a musician now? How do you think that all these different professions help make you a better artist in general?
Modeling definitely gives you a sense of composure. You have to be cool to walk the cat walk. As for the stage, you learn so much about how you are perceived by the audience. The presence you create, the dialogue you create with the audience and how small moments can be the grandest gestures.
How do you plan on balancing everything? Are you still currently acting much?
My primary focus is music. However, I always miss the stage. If the right opportunity came along, I’d definitely jump back in.
When do you hope to release more new music and even a full collection of new songs?
There’s another single in the works to be released in the upcoming months. However, I like to be flexible. I want the EP and album to be well thought out, cohesive, and honest.
Do you have any plans to play live this year?
There’s some special things in the works that I’m really excited for! I can’t say much right now.
Who are some of your favorite musicians? What musicians would you love to work with in the future?
I’m currently obsessing over Aurora, Banks, Dounia, Tei Shi, and Maggie Rogers. However, I’ve been a Childish Gambino fan for years. It’s hard to pick a favorite.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs?
I hope my music resonates in your heart. I want fans to know there’s always someone who can relate to you. You’re never really alone. Someone understands.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
We’re working on one killer album!