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Ava Max, Raye, Eveline

Q&A with passionate songwriter Eveline

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Set to release her 7th single of 2021 titled ‘Feeling Called Love’ on the 5th of November, Berlin-based singer Eveline shares pop gems that celebrate the vibrant energy of the city. This gifted songwriter and empath has toured with the likes of Adam Lambert and opened stages for big names like Billie Eilish. Surrounded by some of the best pop acts of our time, Eveline is paving her own path toward the road of stardom. The songstress’s previous single ‘The Limit (feat. MARYAM. fyi)’ is the perfect track for lazy afternoons spent daydreaming and thinking about your crush – slick and breezy. 

We chatted with emerging singer Eveline below.

Pre-save: ‘Feeling Called Love’

Please describe your sound for us.

I write music to describe my life’s story. I feel inspired by film scores and good food. The constant change of tension and the release of it is something that is very peaceful to me. It doesn’t always have to be super dramatic but I do have to admit this results in epic chord progressions and cinematic arrangements. 

‘Feeling Called Love’ is definitely a release moment. A calm soundtrack, describing a slow and hungover morning.

How did it all start for you?

I loved to play with words and used writing as therapy for stuff I struggled to share when I was little. It’s still the same I guess. While other kids were doing sports, I started singing at a very young age to express the heavy emotions I felt and to cope with grief. At that time I had the chance to learn some basic guitar and piano skills as well. Many times I flew from reality into other worlds in my head or tv series I enjoyed watching back then. Putting everything together to create my own “movie” in the form of music felt very natural to me. 

Obviously, I have come a long way from writing teenage diary songs, now I’m creating something that many others can relate to. But I do enjoy the process a lot. It is rewarding to see how my music grows from piece to piece, just like me, I guess. 

English isn’t my mother tongue and sometimes I’m asking myself how I must sound to native speakers and if they find it weird. But truth is, I like the sound of the language a lot and in many situations in life when I was younger I felt much more comfortable expressing myself in English. 

Which three artists would you say made you want to create your own music?

Florence and the Machine, Christina Aguilera, The Pretty Reckless & Nao.

What is your go-to gear/equipment when creating?

I usually write on the piano and use my phone to write down the lyrics and chords.  I record the demos with voice memos. The second step is creating the soundscapes and recording everything in Logic.

What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.

My key influences are film scores, techno (nightlife of Berlin), poetry I like, philosophic babble and in general good talks, sounds of my favorite artists at the moment, and the voices of my childhood idols; Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald. 

What is one sub-genre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?

Music with storytelling definitely – but we´re getting there.

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?

I have this playlist called What You Should Listen To where I try to feature my latest musical discoveries – one is definitely Orbit from Germany.

What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a performer? As an attendee?

My first time being invited to a nightliner for some drinks, after opening for Guy Sebastian in Berlin. It was one of my first big shows, and I really felt lucky for this opportunity. I also felt a bit closer to finding my path in this industry.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

Since I´ve put out a lot of singles this year, I´m focusing on a bigger project for next year.

Famous last words?

Because I’m here now, I can make a change.

Follow Eveline:

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

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