Posted On 22 Jun 2017
This acoustic ballad showcases his command of melody while offering a harsh yet honest perspective on modern relationships.
Evan’s debut EP features sensual rhythm, deeply personal lyrics, and unparalleled falsetto. Inspired by Sam Smith, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, this collection called “All The Things That I Am” will be released later this summer.
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Learn more about Evan in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! So where does this interview find you today? Is there music playing in the background? If so, what is it?
There’s always music playing in the background. Today is Prince’s birthday so I’ve had him on heavy rotation since I woke up.
How is 2017 treating you so far? Did you approach the start of this year any differently then you did last year?
Honestly, 2017 has been a breakthrough on a personal front because I decided to throw my fears out and just go for it. 2016 was a great year of growth, but I was still afraid to pull the trigger on some things. This year I made a promise to myself to take as many half-court shots as possible not only on the court but also with my career. It only takes making one to wow the crowd.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your first musical memory? Could you see yourself doing anything else today?
I think subconsciously I always wanted to be involved in music somehow. I don’t remember not being able to play the piano, and my dad said I started around 3 or 4. My first vivid musical memory was definitely seeing Carlos Santana live when I was 7 years old. I thought that was coolest shit ever to see 10,000 people all moving to the same beat. I could see myself getting into acting one day. I love the idea of bringing an idea or character to life with visuals and sounds. Who knows where the music will take me.
Let’s talk about your newest song, “Nice Voice.” What was the inspiration for it? How do you think it compares to your previously released single, “Wake Up Mary, Please”?
“Nice Voice” is a 3 and half minute long summary of my life experiences and experiences that others, both male and female, have shared with me about dating these days or whatever you want to call it. I talk to my fans often and have concluded that most of us are skeptical of someone who knows all of the right things to say and do because there could be some other motive there. I made the arrangement as simple and stripped down as possible so that the listener could focus in on the lyrics and how the character changes throughout the verses. I also attempt to make listeners look deeper than the surface with my songs. The suspect shows remorse for his actions in the lyric “I hate that I was built this way, I wish I had a choice” which raises an even bigger issue. What does he hate about himself? Why doesn’t he have a choice?
I love playing with the idea of devil’s advocate and letting the listener decide which side to choose as I did in “Wake Up Mary Please.” Obviously the songs are different in style and overall vibe, but are similar in the sense that there is room for potential questions at the end.
When do you hope to put out more new music and a full album of new tracks? Do you find out that you are in a period of creative inspiration right now?
My debut EP “All the Things That I Am” is due out this summer but I can confirm that I have another full length album written and production has started on the next chapter of EMG. The past year has been an explosion of creativity which is great but there are only so many hours in a day so finding a way to record everything was difficult until recently. I’m excited to share everything I’ve been working on in the near future.
How do you all keep up with your social media pages? Have you been able to connect with a lot of new that way?
I love being an independent artist because it allows me to be in complete control of my social media accounts and talk to my fans everyday. I think its dope to say you’re really good friends with your fans. It honestly just feels like a huge extended family. I also have 3 iphones dedicated to keeping up with all my fans and contacts. It sounds ridiculous but if you hang around me for 5 minutes, you would understand why.
What artists have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
Anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m a huge fan of Kdot and all of his different characters. I love the fact that he creates concept albums and follows through with the execution time after time. Also, Bruno Mars is not human. I think a trio between the three of us would be a deadly track. To the both of them, hit me up on twitter when you’re ready.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music? What do you hope is the message of your songs?
I want my fans to pay attention to the messages behind the obvious. Its very easy to hear a guitar and a vocal and vibe to it, but I want them to see how the lyrics are applicable to their life and maybe how they could help put certain things into perspective. My messages are sometimes very harsh or shocking in the sense that many people have said “Oh shit did he really just say that?” and I hope that it gets them to pay attention to the things we often let slide in this time in our society.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
Anyone, fan or friend, who wants to try me one on one in basketball, good luck. I don’t lose. I’ll be dunking again by the time this interview comes out.