Five for Five with Evelinn Trouble
Zurich's Evelinn Trouble has been around music her whole life. Her mother is a Jazz Musician, and Evelinn grew up in the local squat scene. She's so far released four albums and three EP's in just over ten years (of which she's produced some herself), lived in London and she's worked with Sophie Hunger. Evelinn's vibrant personality is evident in her music, and she has a new album in the works as we speak. We're stoked to have her on this segment:
1. Is there a band, a song or album that made you realise that music is your calling?
Not really. Singing was always there as long as I can remember. My mother is a jazz singer and taught me standards at a very early age, „Black Coffee“ was one of them, so maybe that counts?
2. If you were locked in a room for the rest of your life with endless food, water and a turntable but were only allowed five records. What are they?
"Herb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66“ - sound of my early childhood, very mellow mood and great singing.
„Velvet Underground & Nico“ - I think that would help soothe the anxiety from being locked in a room for the rest of my life.
„Nina Hagen Band“ from 1978 - one of the greatest rock albums of that era.
„Abbey Is Blue“ by Abbey Lincoln - beautiful vocal jazz from the 50ies.
„Return To Cookie Mountain“ by TV on The Radio, that album never got boring to me.
3. Do you remember the first album you bought?
Spice Girls - the first one. Still love it.
4. Are there any current bands or albums that you think deserve more attention?
Domi Chansorn, he used to play drums in my band and is a great producer and songwriter, not to mention drummer. Staro Sunce, they’re an upcoming band from switzerland that play wild Folkpop with Jazzharmonies. OY, the everlasting epic Avantgarde-Electro-Duo of Berlin. Peter Kernel’s last album „The Size Of The Night“ was legendary too and they’re an amazing live-band.
5. Is there a project / album / gig you are most proud of being part of? What is it and why?
Being proud rarely occurs to me in relation to music. I often overthink it, pushing for my idea of perfection so the creation process is never really finished, the invisible goal is never reached. That said, there are a few recordings I did in my past that I am still happy with today. The „Arrowhead“ album is one of them. And the single „I Was A Lover“ (a cover of "TV on The Radio“ from my album „Television Religion“). The song „Goodbye“ from my last EP because it is so simple. And I’m excited about my new album that I’ll record in the fall. I really like the songs. Maybe I’ll get to be proud of that one some day.
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