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Versatile and multi-talented, New York based songstress Evee is on the rise. She recently dropped her debut single “Lone Wolf,” and it has our eardrums buzzing with goodness, she is definitely on the move and needs to be on your music radar.
GroundSounds recently caught up with Evee to talk about her latest track, musical inspirations and more, check out the exclusive interview below.
For those just discovering Evee, can you tell us about your upbringing and how you got started making music?
My parents were both into software engineering, which afforded me the opportunity to explore a number of avenues. I was an English equestrian for 14 years. However, the one thing that was always constant and filled me with the most joy was singing. As I grew up, I’d gravitate towards theatre because I needed to perform. I started making music once I met Chauncy and signed with Siri. I’ve always been more lyrically gifted than melodically, so collaborating with other songwriters has been an amazing learning experience.
What do you enjoy most about New York?
I love the energy! The way the energy flows through the skyscrapers – New York feels infinite.
As a classically trained opera singer, what made you decide to transition to pop?
I originally ventured into opera looking to strengthen my vocals for musical theater. However, I really fell in love with singing Italian arias. The music is so beautiful and at times heart breaking. Musical theater is what pulled me to pop music. The idea of performing and writing my own music was the wildest dream and I had to chase it.
Cazz and I had been mostly talking over video chat to start this song out. I had been playing with a few ideas when we finally got into the studio. When I heard the track Cazz put together all I could see was myself running through the forest at sundown (much like a lone wolf). After the mental visuals were established, it was really about finding the meaning of what the Lone Wolf would embody in this song. For me, it’s independence.
What made you decide on the single title “Lone Wolf?”
The “Lone Wolf” in the song is mentioned in passing in the chorus, yet stands at the forefront of the whole song. I wanted the lyrics to really feel personal to anyone who hears it. It would be silly to call the song “Aah-Aah- Aah-Aah” (Just kidding!)
What was it like working with Cazz & JacksonCroft?
It’s been a blast! I’ve learned so much and had so much fun at the same time. Cazz is a genius. I’m always blown away by his knowledge and dedication to music. Working with JacksonCroft has definitely upped my writing game. It’s been absolutely amazing and humbling.
What bands/musicians are you currently listening to?
My current obsessions are: Sylvan Esso, Aurora, Maggie Rogers, Banks, Tei Shi, James Blake. There’s probably more, but maybe I’ll make a playlist soon.
What’s next for Evee, what can fans look forward to?
There are a couple of videos for Lone Wolf set to come out soon. Hopefully more music and more studio magic! Fans can look forward to all that and lots of cat photos.