Listen Now To – Evvol – Speedboat
Berlin Pop Duo Evvol Releases Brand New Single ‘Speedboat’ from upcoming album on !K7 Records
Berlin based duo Evvol will release their second album ‘The Power’ on 8th May via !K7 Records. A meditation on love, the intimate and personal offering is a product of turning their thoughts inward after time spent considering the state of the world and politics over the last year. “It’s about all relationships, including but not limited to our own,” they explain, “and It details the intimate powers that bind us together.”
Evvol released their debut album ‘Eternalism’ in the summer of 2015. It was the sound of commercial pop fused with arty electronica, dripping with industrial charm and evoking Berlin’s seedy underbelly. They spent the beginning of 2016 holed up in their studio writing the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut. ‘Physical L.U.V’ was the result – a wonderfully atmospheric 5 track EP released in May that year. Written, arranged, produced and engineered entirely themselves, it combined hypnotic vocals with electronic beats that ebbed and flowed with metronomic consistency.
Looking at the fragility of human existence and the importance of emotional release, ‘The Power’ was recorded in the girls Kreuzberg home-studio. From the lusty first encounters of new single ‘Speedboat’ to the beautiful banalities of long-term partnership in ‘Old Love,’ the intimacy and personal subject matter were best captured in a domestic environment. “It allowed us to really let down our barriers. Tracks like ‘Call & Response’ were recorded in one emotional take, and we honoured the rawness of that performance in the production process.” As always, percussion, groove and rhythmic tendencies are exploited in a number of different moods throughout, whether it be the 90’s inspired ‘War,’ or the pop-house sounds of ‘The Power.’ The bands signature warm analogue sound is maintained throughout, the lighter shades offset by equally present winter melancholy of tracks such as ‘Video Tape’ and ‘The Well.’ “It was really important to us to create a special and beautiful body of work,” they say, “and in today’s climate of Spotify and playlists it can be easy to follow trends and forget about artistry.” With hard-craft and ambition aside, ‘The Power’ is essentially an introspective mantra about love and intimacy, and at a time of universal unrest, it feels refreshing and vital.