Meet T. Evann, the breezy psychedelic pop artist who’s not afraid of busting a move to Justin Timberlake.

Welcome to Fresh Face, a new quick-fire interview series spotlighting the best rising talents in today’s youthful music scene. From biggest pet peeves to party tricks and death row meals, we’re stripping things back from the formal Q&A format. Think of it like speed dating, but with some of the freshest music makers worth discovering.

Offering up a piece of dreamy, blissed-out psychedelia, London-based producer and songwriter T. Evann has recently shared his new single, “Pointing The Finger”, featuring Oscar Lang. The track is the latest to be lifted from his forthcoming ‘Pocus’ EP. The new EP follows last year’s ‘Headblush’ EP, a packed-out London headliner last month and support from the likes of BBC 6 Music, COLORS, and more.


Talking on his new track, T. Evann (real name Tyler Darrington) says, “This song is about social media information overload and its false sense of productivity. Pointing The Finger looks at the false successes of social media and how it can have a negative impact on personal wellbeing and confidence.”


Displaying the full spectrum of his psychedelic repertoire, T. Evann’s music provides comfort in its exploration of shared emotional battles and personal experiences, all coupled with a variety of musical styles that will still keep you guessing.


Now, let’s get to know him a little better…

If you could bring three music icons to a dinner party, dead or alive, who would you bring?

Very hard to narrow this one down but I would probably say Nina Simone, David Bowie and Frank Zappa. I feel like I would get musical, philosophical and generally crazy chats out of all three.

The biggest misconception about being a musician?

Songwriting and producing comes naturally. Even the most talented musicians are consistently practicing and perfecting their craft.

If you could revive one fashion trend in music, which would it be?

It is probably quite prominent already but 1950’s / early 60’s London fashion is where it’s at. It’s all about the suits and knitted sweaters.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

I have to make my bed every morning without fail. It kind of freaks me out a bit when I see this hasn’t been done.

One thing you want to change about the music industry?

A fairer royalty share for the artist from streaming services. I genuinely cannot believe this hasn’t been changed already.

How can an artist stay original nowadays?

Always experiment with new or different techniques you’re not particularly used to and just hit record. For me, accidents always seem to be the best way to generate ideas that excite me.

Three things that inspire you outside of music?

Meeting people, food and dreaming.

What’s your life mantra?

Don’t be too hard on yourself and live in the present.

What is your biggest pinch-me moment so far?

This would probably be when I was around 18 and the band I was in at the time managed to get a main support slot for a sold out UK tour. As you can imagine, the amalgamation of excitement and nerves between us was overwhelming as we began performing at the first venue of the tour. But then after a few songs in I noticed two people at the front singing every word back at me. They came up to us after and asked for photos and autographs which I found pretty ridiculous (obviously we also secretly loved it). But yeah, a very nostalgic pinch-me moment.

What’s your party trick?

Busting out improv dance routines to Justin Timberlake’s ‘Like I Love You’. I deeply apologise to anyone who has witnessed this already.

Finish the sentence: I feel happiest when…

I’m around a table with good friends, music and food.

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