EVIEN is an independent dance-pop artist based in Los Angeles. EVIEN has crafted an ethereal persona that shifts from light to dark (like her lyrics). Vibrantly colorful and sometimes heartbreakingly dark, EVIEN uses her love life as the foundation for her songs. Bold, passionate, and authentic, EVIEN represents the new wave of pop artists. The follow up to her 2013 release is the new EP, “Broken Together” (available for licensing and remixing opportunities). After wrapping up the production for the “Audrey Hepburn” music video, EVIEN has been collaborating with Japanese DJ/Producer EKBY on a new EDM track, which was just released December 4, 2015. Currently, EVIEN is promoting her new releases—“Audrey Hepburn” music video, EP “Broken Together”, and single “Never Find Us”—via radio, magazine, and TV channels.
WHY DID YOU SELECT THIS SONG AS YOUR CURRENT SINGLE?
I SELECTED ”AUDREY Hepburn” as my current single because I want to empower GIRLS AND women to SAY WHAT they feel AND TO STAY TRUE TO WHO THEY ARE DESPITE THE PRESSURE TO FIT SOMEONE’S OR SOCIETY’S IDEA OF WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE.
HOW DOES THIS SINGLE RELATE TO THE REST OF THE ALBUM/EP?
My ep ”Broken Together” is a compilation of love songs that each has a dark beauty of its own. More specifically, ”Audrey Hepburn” relates to the rest of the ep ”Broken together” in that it embodies my BOLD HONESTY, passionate vocal style, and purpose of empowering GIRLS AND women; and NOT TO MENTION, my love life is the foundation for all of my songs.
WHAT WAS THE WRITING PROCESS FOR THIS SONG?
THIS SONG WAS BORN IN MY BEDROOM WHILE WATCHING AUDREY HEPBURN IN ”Breakfast at tiffany’s.” WHILE watching this movie, memories STIRRED of a recent relationship I just ESCAPED FROM. THE HOOK CAME FIRST, THE VERSES WERE RE-WRITTEN AND RE-ARRANGED A FEW TIMES, and it was all polished up in about two WEEKS.
WHAT DOES THIS SONG’S LYRIC MEAN TO YOU?
THE MESSAGE IS DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. DARE TO BE YOURSELF NO MATTER THE PERSECUTION OR PRESSURE TO BE SOMEONE MORE ACCEPTABLE. YOU’RE PERFECT THE WAY YOU ARE AND NEVER LET ANYONE CONVINCE YOU OTHERWISE. DIFFERENCE IS BEAUTY. DIFFERENCE IS PERFECTION. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO MATTERS OF THE HEART, LOVE DOESN’T WANT SOMEONE TO CHANGE—IT ACCEPTS AND EMBRACES—that’s WHEN YOU KNOW IT’S REAL.
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE TO SEE YOU IN PERSON PERFORMING THIS SONG?
It would be similar to the music video in that the choreography would be slow, graceful, and hypnotic and I would be styled out in glam-rock costumes. The difference would be I would have dancers in the background to visually enhance the live performance of this song.
COULD YOUR FANS SUMMARIZE WHO YOU ARE BY THIS SONG?
ABSOLUTELY. IF YOU WERE GOING TO SUMMARIZE ME BY ONE SONG IN PARTICULAR, THIS WOULD BE THE SONG. My music is intended to empower GIRLS AND women. It’s BOLD, DARING, POWERFUL, UNAPOLOGETICALLY HONEST, AND passionately dramatic, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT MY MUSIC IS ABOUT.
IS THERE A VIDEO PLANNED OR COMPLETED AND IF SO, WHAT WAS THE IDEA BEHIND THE VIDEO?
Yes, the ”Audrey Hepburn” music video has been released. You can find it on YouTube. The idea behind the video was I wanted it to be like statues in a museum – a fine art piece – visually symbolic of THE MEANING OF THIS SONG. I WANTED TO CONTRAST TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE: THE CONSERVATIVE, SIMPLE, SUBMISSIVE, CONFORMING, socially acceptable, and perfect ”Audrey Hepburn” girl versus the revolutionary, avant-garde, rebellious, non-conforming, iconoclastic, and SEEMINGLY imperfect ”glam-rock” girl.
WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION FOR YOUR MUSIC?
The motivation for my music is the freedom of expression – the freedom to express how I feel, passionately and honestly, IN MY OWN EDGY WAY; AND ULTIMATELY, TO REPRESENT STRONG, INDEPENDENT GIRLS AND WOMEN WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.
YouTube (“Audrey Hepburn”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNoLl38SNIg