Indie/folk musician, EVVAN (they/them), is a non-binary singer, producer, and songwriter based on Long Island, NY. Branching out through new collaborations and producing some of their own music, EVVAN continues to evolve in their musical and personal life.
“Music is our most powerful form of communication, both on a personal level and as a means to reach others,” EVVAN says. “It has the ability to dig deep and help you discover your passions, flaws, and sense of self.”
EVVAN is open about their struggles with mental health and through their music has been able to turn their turbulent thoughts into art. In July of 2021, EVVAN shared their journey in a personal essay via Atwood Magazine. After reading their own words, EVVAN actually saw for the first time who they really are and accepted the truth of who they are as a non-binary, pansexual person.
Their personal journey is illustrated through their music. EVVAN’s writing continues to go through twists and turns, as they experiment with new ways to tell stories and coax listeners’ minds to open up to new perspectives through textured melodies, layered harmonies, and evocative lyrics. They are known for their distinctive voice and singular sound, showcased through performances at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Bluebird Cafe, and Spotlight at the Paramount Theater.
On the coattails of the self-produced single, “Mama You Taught Me,” EVVAN is releasing a new single, “Craving,” on June 23rd, which was produced by Dan Sadin.
EVVAN explains, “‘Craving’ came from a point of confusion and frustration over the gender binary. I want to tell those who don’t experience it themselves about the real life difficulties in understanding how the world isn’t as simplistic as man and woman. The spectrum is much more expansive and not only involves gender, but gender expression and sexuality.”
With echoes of Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks, “Craving” is a nostalgic pull to the 80s pop/rock era. Through crunchy guitars and passionate expressions of “craving change,” EVVAN conveys the tumultuous battle those in the LGBTQ+ community and other groups experiencing adversity continue to face.
PHOTOS AND ARTWORK
(All photos by Kevin Condon)
Coming out anthem from alt-folk artist, EVVAN (2/25/2021)
Out now: 'HOME,' the debut EP from EVVAN (4/30/2021)