Through acoustic instrumentation, palpable simile, and honey-languid vocals Eve Adams tells stories with her gentle tunes. Ringing from acoustic folk music styles popularized by artists such as Valerie June, Big Thief, and Margaret Glaspy, this singer-songwriter does a wonderful job of painting memorable melodies that exemplify her unique vision of the world and how to portray it in sound.
In “Blues Look the Same”, a reflection on our collective experience of life and the sadness it brings is sung through what seems like a conversation between Eve and the universe, as well as a warning to us, her listeners. Playful imagery of animals, colors, and childlike artifacts are brought up to juxtapose the innocence and freedom of a carefree childhood and the realities of adulthood.
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“Time, it comes running at your heels in the dark/ chasing your memory like a dog with no bark,” she croons. “I say don’t tell me my trouble’s aren’t real/ Yours are no lesser I just am how I feel.”
Eve Adams is based out of Los Angeles, California. She has worked closely with saxophonist Military Genius on In Hell (2017). A familial tragedy forced Eve into a repose before reuniting with the latter and finishing what is now her latest album, Metal Bird.
“To me, Metal Bird is like a collection of seat pocket poems written on a long flight. It’s a memento of the three years I spent exploring the sky while wondering where to land,” she said of the record.
Stream “Blues Look the Same” below.
Anjali Rose Kumar is a musician, videographer, and creative freak based in Brooklyn, NYC. Anjali is learning to cope with a self-imposed quarantine in NYC’s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by spending her hours recording music in her bedroom, watching her unemployment leave her bank account, and embarking on a newly revived love of writing. In fact, when Anjali was 10 years old she was convinced she would live her life as a writer, however, she would often confuse her teachers by making up her own vocabulary and therefore buried the interest for 15 years. Cheers to the new years ahead of us. You can find out more about Anjali here.