Young Northampton EDM artist Evolution has been busy – firing up a debut album and hot new single ‘Dark Paradise’ in quick succession. New Boots went in search of the lowdown.
How did you begin this project?
I began working on my new single in December. I was learning how to produce house music with in my college classes. I wanted to make more house music, but with my own spin on things. So I began working on my brand new album Late Night Dreaming. This record is all about raving, partying and having a care-free time in your youth. I began this album as a part of my portfolio for when I apply to university in 2021, so I can show what I’ve done with in my teens. And how I’ve became an independent artist with in Northampton.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound is EDM, mixed with rap and pop elements.
Who are your main influences in music?
My main influence from a young age has always been Example. It’s was 2011. I had just finished watching the Phineas and Ferb movie and I then flicked the channel to the box. And that was when I was first introduced to Example and his number one single “Changed The Way You Kiss Me”.
What has the reaction been like to 2019’s album ‘Infectious Dreams’?
The overall reaction for my debut album has been really positive. It allowed me to show what I’m like as an artist and shows what I’m about.
Tell us everything about this new single, ‘Dark Paradise’.
‘Dark Paradise’ is a mixture of house, EDM and rap. It’s about coming back from the dark times and what I’m trying to do as a independent artist in a small town. It’s the lead single off of my upcoming album, and serves as my first single of the new decade.
Are you part of a wider scene in Northamptonshire?
I’m a solo artist. I tend to keep to myself and I work independently. I love to collaborate with people. But it has to make sense to me.
Any acts you wanna give a shout out to?
I’d love to give an shot out to slowthai. For giving me hope in the future!!
What has been your favourite artistic moment of the past year?
Producing my last two albums have been my favourite moments. Also releasing and preforming ’04:00AM’. This is my best single to date [next to my new single]!
What was the last album you bought/streamed?
Employment by The Kaiser Chiefs.
What is your burning desire to do in the future?
My burning desire for the future is to go to university and go full time with the music.
What plans do you have for 2020?
I plan to do more gigs. And maybe some more interviews and releasing album two!!
Dark Paradise is out now via the usual digital platforms