After nailing her performance at this year’s Splendour in the Grass, Eves the Behavior is an artist that should unquestionably be on your radar. And if she’s not, you have either been living under a rock for the past month, or may need to re-evaluate what music you’re listening to. Her self-titled EP, released through Dew Process, is a stunning collection of hauntingly beautiful music that houses a soft darkness that you can’t stop yourself from being drawn towards.
The artist formerly known as Eves steps up with her self-titled EP. Featuring strong imagery and lyrics, Eves the Behavior crafts an impressive debut.
Eves the Behavior, aka Hannah Karydas, exudes a maturity that is far beyond the years of a 21 year old. Hailing from Brisbane, this young songstress already has already worked with songwriters like Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Samuel Dixon (Sia, Adele) and Chris Walla (Deathcab For Cutie), and has spent time in the US and UK writing and producing.
We were first introduced to Eves the Behavior through her earlier singles Zen and Heavy, which gave us a taste of her brooding, yet catchy and pop influenced sound. She has created a sound that is reminiscent of heroine’s Lorde and Lana del Rey, but has at the same time has managed to keep a strong element of uniqueness throughout her four-track EP. The EP features previously released singles TV and Electrical, with each single seamlessly delivering beautiful and catchy melodies.
Both singles have respectively gained a lot of radio exposure and created a buzz amongst the Australian music scene, with Electrical currently featured on the triple J hit list. With Karydas expressing her vision to create a fictional world with recurring characters, the videos for TV and Electrical capture the visions of a gothic inspired world and landscape that perfectly compliment her musical talents, and feature as parts 1 and 2 of a three part video instalment. Directed by Josh Logue, the clips and returning characters are definitely eye catching and make you feel as though you are part of the unfinished story.
The remainder of the EP is made up of new single Digging, as well as a funky and upbeat remix of TV, courtesy of Stella Mozgawa. As a whole, the EP creates a unique sound that can’t be pin-pointed as one specific genre. Rather, it creates a world of imagery and infectious music that can be credited to Karydas’ thoughtful and visually provoking lyrics, teamed with her smooth, pitch-perfect vocals. This isn’t the kind of music that can be explained through words*.
Its rawness and ear-pleasing beauty can only truly be experienced through listening to the music, and Eves the Behavior’s EP is certainly a mix of sounds you don’t want to miss out on.
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