Premiere: Evan Klar steps up for a big 2020 with a new single, I Do
The Melbourne-via-Singapore-via-Perth musician has become a go-to name in collaboration over the last few years, something that's extending into his 2020 ahead.
Even if you're unfamiliar with the name itself, chances are you've come across a track Evan Klar has lent his Midas touch to over the last few years. His 2017 debut album Deepest Creatures is packed full of playlist-friendly electronica and pop, while his work with SŸDE - on their 2018 single Follow Me - gave the Melbourne-via-Singapore-via-Perth musician a glimpse of widespread popularity, something he's seeking to build to once again in the year ahead. Then, there's the work he's done behind-the-scenes, self-establishing Melbourne's Fall Back Studios as a place of friendly collaboration in songwriting and production.
Now, as we head into the new year - and new decade - ahead, Evan Klar is teetering on the cusp of something remarkable. He's kicking it off today, premiering his first solo work since his debut album with I Do: a track that sets Evan Klar up perfectly for the dominative year planned - one that he deserves too - both in front of the limelight and behind-the-scenes.
Arriving as the first single from a forthcoming EP scheduled later in the year, it's a track that displays exactly why Klar is such a rising force amongst bright-lit electro-pop; strong, earworming hooks making themselves known above a low-key production that sways with an almost R&B-esque groove, occupying a genre-ambiguous sound somewhere in between shattering electronic, charming pop, and soothing, gentle-cradling R&B. "I Do was written last year about a fictional character who breaks free from her past and moves on in search of a better life," he says on the track. "Very recently the song has become relevant to me and helped me through a rough patch. I hope it can do the same for others in this tough time."
As mentioned, it's a sign that Evan Klar isn't here to mess around in the twelve months ahead, with a new EP arriving later in the year just the start. In the behind-the-scenes songwriter/producer role, for example, Evan Klar's expertise is set to touch forthcoming releases from Kate Miller-Heidke, Austen, Essie Holt and more - a sign that there's something remarkably special going on here, and a sign that Evan Klar is a real exciting person to watch as the new year unfolds.
Dive into the track below ahead of its greater release this Friday, then stay tuned for more details on the EP and such still to come:
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