EVVAN, the alternative-folk singer-songwriter formerly known as Evan Petruzzi, has just unveiled her brand-new single, “Hurricane”, the first piece announcing her forthcoming debut EP Home, which will be released next year.
“Hurricane” offers a metaphor for tumultuous relationships and their endings, which have a way of mimicking chaotic storms, the turbulence of a hurricane.
After performing under her given name for several years, EVVAN found herself at a personal and creative crossroad. She states: “I was at a point in my life where I stopped and thought to myself, ‘What am I doing? Where am I going? I want to change things up.’”
Discussing the song, EVVAN explains: “there’s a beauty in the sky opening up and feeling the rain pouring down. It can be cathartic, signalling a fresh start. But sometimes you get caught in the craziness of it all when a volatile relationship heads into a downward spiral. This song was a direct result of the ending of a relationship, mirrored in the turbulence of a hurricane.”
The Long Island, NY, native is known for her distinctive voice and singular sound, replete with textured melodies and layered harmonies inspired by a mix of Fleetwood Mac, Foy Vance, and Brandi Carlile.
Co-produced by EVVAN and the band Milo Greene, who also appear on the record, the Home EP was engineered and mixed by GRAMMY-award winner Sean O’Brien, recorded over two weeks in Los Angeles, CA, and will be released in 2021.
In the meantime, you can listen to “Hurricane” right here: