If EVVY isn’t on your radar yet, she will be ASAP. Like many New York aspiring singer-songwriters, EVVY—née Michelle Ferreira—hasn’t quit her day job yet. But, judging by her latest single “Tidal Wave” with Scissor Sisters’ Babydaddy, we wouldn’t be surprised if that happens sooner rather than later. The blogosphere seems to see the 25-year-old singer-songwriter’s potential as well—”Tidal Wave” even hit #2 on the Hype Machine since its premiere in late July.
While there’s definitely a trend of electropop babes popping up in the music scene these days, EVVY brings a bit of rock and soul to the table too—something she showed off on her self-titled debut last year. The dreaminess of the up and comer’s music is something that’s pretty hard to forget, and we’re pretty stoked that there will be more music to come from her in 2016. Following shared stages with Robert DeLong, Cody Simpson and VÉRITÉ, EVVY will be adding WhoMadeWho to that list.
The New York native gave us a look inside her “ethereal swag” and “her” New York. Also, Jon Bellion, if you’re reading this, EVVY wants to make some magic happen with YOU.
Check out EVVY’s “Tidal Wave” along with your other new favorite jams in our most recent mixtape.
What’s your best NYC moment?
Minus all the incredible shows I’ve had in NYC, and the rare occasion I get an awesome parking spot when unloading gear, I’d say my best NYC moment, most recently, was when I got to watch the 4th of July fireworks from the 60th floor of the Freedom Tower. It was such a beautiful moment to take in!
Will you be heading in a more EDM/electropop direction? The release of “Tidal Wave” makes me think so.
Not entirely. I think I usually like to have influences of electronic dance and pop since I’m very much into fusing different genres that make sense for my sound.
What are your favorite NYC hang out spots?
This one is hard because there is always something to do in NYC and routine isn’t for me. Time Square gives me anxiety… although Time Square is a lot cooler at 3AM when there are just a few people on the street and you can actually see the floor sparkle. I would say I have been finding myself in Brooklyn more often than not, my favorite spots in Brooklyn are Baby’s All Right, Extra Fancy, Night of Joy and Rough Trade. I also love frolicking in the Lower East Side. Oh, and basically wherever there’s a local food truck.
How did you end up working with Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters and Mickey Valen?
Mickey Valen and I met through a mutual friend from my hometown and after we had written and released my second single off my debut EP, we were introduced to Babydaddy by a colleague. Working with these guys was a great experience. Creating this track and all the magic everyone put into it … there’s so much love.
What’s your style inspiration?
I take a little inspiration from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, and the same applies for my music. I’m constantly inspired and always take a little bit of that inspiration and apply that into my lifestyle. I’m also into gods, goddesses and mythology, so I guess that’s where the ethereal side comes into play. Also, the swag of a born and raised New Yorker— hence “ethereal swag.”
You’ve played shows with VÉRITÉ and Cody Simpson. Any cool shows you have coming up?
I just confirmed a direct support for WhoMadeWho at Baby’s All Right on September 5th, presented by Communion Records. Pretty excited for that one!
What’s up next for you? An EP? An LP?
Right now I’m focusing on sessions with some producers that I love, and we’ll just have to see what direction that leads to. I’m trying to just go with the flow and focus on the “now.”
Is music your full-time gig?
Not yet, but that’s the goal. I actually work at a Pet Shop, which is a pretty great side hustle. But of course, every chance I get, music gets my attention. I’m lucky enough to have a good schedule that accommodates my craft and passion.
How’d you first get interested in being a musician?
When I was younger, my family would always find me dancing around the house, singing little melodies and writing poems. I didn’t start writing my own music until I attended college in Manhattan. Being surrounded by these amazing artists fueled my creativity. I’m still lucky enough to collaborate with a lot of those people still.
Do you have any other pop bangers on the horizon?
There is a lot on the horizon. All I can tell you is it’s going to be an epic ride into the EVVYlution…
What’s your go-to karaoke jam?
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor or “Wannabe” by Spice Girls, because…girl power.
What’s your guilty pleasure at the moment?
Binge TV watching. I recently watched a whole season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix in two days. It felt like I was watching a Nickelodeon show for adults. I’m still not sure how I feel about it. Ask me again in a month.
Who is your favorite up and coming artist and why?
Wow, there are so many amazing up and coming artists, not sure I can choose one over the other. But, I’ll narrow it down to three I’ve been listening to most recently; Powers, Robert Delong and Jon Bellion. I was lucky enough to share a stage with Powers and Robert Delong–hopefully Jon Bellion is next. Jon, let’s make some magic! All these artists to each have something super unique in their styles and they all bring that extra fire into their live shows.