Evolsi was created as a vice for singer and songwriter Kelly Bergeron. Originally from Southeast Texas, Evolsi’s sound is influenced by a vast range of artists and genres.
In addition to her solo project, she has also released music as a duo, SWAN, with producer Ryan Scott. Evolsi’s unique delivery and introspective songwriting style attract a diverse group of listeners across the world.
Producing an enticing environment in her most recent single, “Break Up!,” Evolsi delves into a variety of bittersweet themes that create the overall atmosphere we’re exposed to, in “Break Up!” The sultry passion divulged by Evolsi has her audience captivated by her exhilarating performance.
Flaunting her unapologetic persona, the lyrical content that Evolsi graces listeners with is raw and uncut. She embraces her most authentic self all while catering to a fan base that accepts Evolsi for who she is. Immersing the speakers in a self-assured universe dripping in high voltage energy, the up-tempo liveliness in “Break Up!,” has you wanting more from the orchestrated Pop vibrancy.
Sending out intoxicating sensations that ricochet through the world of Electro-Pop, we hold Evolsi to a high standard in the way that she brings intrapersonal concepts to life. Redefining her sound in a manner that encompasses her artistic and individual traits, Evolsi is a name that rings bells with her unmatched talents.
Unique in her ways, one thing is made certain towards her audience, Evolsi always brings that superfluous oomph in the mesmerizing hits that she creates. If you’re looking for someone to invite you into a simmering world, Evolsi has you covered in nothing but scorching vibes.
We love the energy in your most recent single, “Break Up!,” what inspired the messaging in this song?
"Break Up!" was inspired by a romantic relationship I was briefly a part of last summer. It was written to show the dichotomy of personal relationships, and how when you put your trust in someone, you can go from being so happy to feel so horrible in such a short period of time. Writing this song was a way for me to finally surrender to the situation, and to speak my peace. With the lyrics, I tried to use specific imagery to better express the drama behind the feelings when you are going through a breakup; Every emotion is heightened. Sonically, I was inspired by early 2000’s pop. I wanted the track to feel like the antithesis of lyricism. While I was writing about a really hard moment in my life, I was also dancing around my room and making as much fun out of it as possible.
How long was the songwriting process for, “Break Up!?" Could you please take us into what the creation entailed?
The songwriting process for "Break up!" was actually really quick! From the get-go, I knew I wanted the track to sound like it was made in the early 2000’s era of pop, so I started with the instrumental and quickly built out the chord progression, bass line, and drums. Once I got the general vibe of where I wanted to go with it, I wrote the lyrics within an hour or so. I’ve found in my process that the more easily the song comes together, typically the more solid it is once completed. The tracks which take hours, or days to write, usually start to feel forced. To avoid this, I personally like to create in a way that is similar to purging, and then focus on cleaning them up on the back end. In this case, once the demo was in a good place, I linked up with Jonie (an amazing producer, engineer, and friend of mine) to take it even further. He really took this demo and the ideas behind Break Up!, and elevated them into what you are hearing today.
How have you found yourself evolving as an artist through your musical journey?
As I grow, the more I realize how important it is for independent artists to really take matters into their own hands. For a while, I thought if I could just release music, the right person would find it, see my talent, and help me get to where I always hoped to go. As I’ve grown, I’ve realized that having this mindset can be detrimental because it puts the power in someone else's hands. My greatest blessing in this era of my career is that I now realize that I need to have my hand in every part of my business. Learning this lesson has given me an opportunity to stop waiting on others and instead set up all channels of my business for success. Whether that be marketing, branding, content creation, music video treatment/production, mixing, and mastering, etc. — If I can’t do it myself, or learn how to do it well enough/fast enough, I try to find ways to outsource help were financially possible. I am also extremely thankful to have friends who are creatives and are strong in areas where I don't have as much expertise.
Do you have a favorite part of the creative process that resonates with you the most? Why?
My favorite part of the creative process is probably ideation. I love to create from scratch and purge ideas. When I open an Ableton session, I almost always create without setting limitations or trying to fit into any mold. I like to let myself release whatever emotion it is that I subconsciously need to release that day. I feel like the times where I’ve tried to control the creative process are the times where I’ve felt the least productive, so I try to avoid that where possible. Aside from ideation, I also love project management. I make lists constantly, and love to keep a day to day/week to week journal of what needs to be done to keep myself and the people I work with on schedule and productive.
What would you like listeners to know about you and the music that you create?
I would like them to know that every song I release is autobiographical and honest. I write because I have to, and there are parts of my upcoming project that are so scary to release because of just how much they reveal about the situations I have been through and the person I am. At the end of the day, I want people to listen to my music and feel inspired by my transparency. I also hope I can give others the confidence to chase their own dreams, no matter what adversity may be working against them at the time.