Hi Evolsi! Welcome to BuzzMusic! We’re completely captivated by your authentic sound. Where did you draw inspiration for the track “Lights Out”?
Hi guys! Thank you so much for having me and for supporting the single! This song was influenced by toxic relationships that I've both been a part of and seen others experience. I wanted to paint a mental picture of how it feels to be involved in one, while also using the chorus to empower people instead of victimizing the situation. Originally when I was in the studio working on it, I was drawing from experiences in relationships with other people. It wasn't until I finished writing the song completely that I realized how deeply I was reflecting on the relationship I've had with myself and how important it is for me to nurture that relationship first.
You’ve mentioned that you’ve drawn from a variety of musical influences, could you share some with us and how they made an impact on your music?
When I first started writing songs it was just me and an acoustic guitar in my bedroom in a small town in Texas. Because of this, I drew a lot of songwriting inspiration from Taylor Swift, John Mayer, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Amy Winehouse, Jeff Buckley and so many other artists who took more of a "singer/songwriter" approach. It wasn't until I was introduced to Lana Del Ray, Lorde and Halsey's music that I realized I could create songs that sound the way I envision them without compromising the lyricism. These artists inspired me to leap of faith with my sound, and I truly don't think I would make the music I do without their influence. Overall, I've always been attracted to artists who are great writers first, so for me the main ones that I consistently draw inspiration from (besides the ones I've already mentioned) are BANKS, Julia Michaels, SZA, Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Billie Eilish/Finneas, Rhianna, Drake, Lennon Stella, & Noah Cyrus. All of these artists inspire me for different reasons, but overall I love how they blend genres in a way that is digestible but doesn't feel forced.
“Lights Out” serves an incredibly empowering message. What helps your process for songwriting?
Thank you! I'm an introspective person who loves telling stories, so most of my process starts with watching life play out, and documenting my feelings about everything that happens. I honestly take a different approach to write depending on the session, but it typically helps to have a great chord progression or an instrumental I connect with to get started. From there I mumble words/melodies until I find something I like and run with it; My writing process is almost like a purge of information from my brain to the page until I organize it into something cohesive.
Your energetic sound is perfect for live venues, any upcoming shows in the near future?
As of right now, I don't have any live performances planned. Since I moved to LA I've been spending most of my time building up a strong discography of songs that I love and feel represent who I am as an artist. I hope to start playing shows again soon though!
What can we expect to see from you throughout 2020?
You can expect more music! I plan to release new singles consistently, and will hopefully have an EP out by the end of the year!
Listen to "Lights Out" here.