- Words Solly Warner
- Photography Kane Layland
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?
If you could revive one fashion trend in music, which would it be?
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
One thing you want to change about the music industry?
How can an artist stay original nowadays?
Three things that inspire you outside of music?
What’s your life mantra?
What is your biggest pinch-me moment so far?
What’s your party trick?
Finish the sentence: I feel happiest when…