Music Week Presents: Evelinn Trouble

Music Week Presents: Evelinn Trouble

The eclectic Evelinn Trouble has shared her new EP, ‘Hope Music’ via Radicalis. Her previous singles ‘Monstruous’ which received support from the likes of Clash Magazine, All Things Go Music, Noisey and Variance Mag has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response. Originally hailing from Zurich, the now Berlin-based Evelinn Trouble has already racked up over a quarter million Youtube views, seen support from Line Of Best Fit and her track ‘Sunset Everytime’ was named by Noisey as one of “The 33 best Swiss rock, indie and alternative songs of the year” with radioplay including Switzerland’s Radio SRF3. Trouble performed back-up vocals for Swiss export Sophie Hunger, and has collaborated with STRESS, and she has taken to the stages of The Great Escape Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival.

Citing the likes of Frank Zappa, Nina Simone, Karon Dalton and Jimi Hendrix as influences, Evelinn Trouble’s sound begins at the intersection where Thom Yorke meets Patti Smith. Like her debut, she recorded and produced this release herself, the sonic universe being a collage of two years of home recording in several bedrooms, attics and hotel rooms across the globe - mixed in Berlin, where her nomadic spirit resides for now. On ‘Hope Music’ Evelinn’s standout vocal work emerges like a Djinn, and powerfully asserts her every word. The track traverses melancholic territory but unfolds as an anthem of hope - delivered by an artist that has truly lived every line of her songs.

Speaking of ‘Hope Music’, Trouble comments: “I was struggling to see anything in a positive light and I suspected that it had something to do with the music I was writing, which tends to be melancholic. I thought if I’d manage to write something life-affirming, things would face up. But in order to write something, I have to feel it first, so I made a big effort to teach myself to “think positive“. I became obsessed with the idea of self-transformation, got really into sports, healthy living, meditation, quit alcohol, all sorts of things to turn myself around. Hope Music was written in that obsessive phase, very blissful but delusive. I see it differently now; staying positive is an ongoing challenge and not something you can achieve by writing a hopeful song once.”

 Artist:  Evelinn Trouble

Genre: Alternative-pop

EP name: “Hope Music”

Release date: 4th May 2018

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