Eve Minor is an artist like no other, hailing from New York City, the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, which is anything but boring, is back on the music scene releasing a new slap called, I’m Bad!
Her sound blends a lot of industrial, black metal, trap, and punk music resulting in a thing that transcends mundane cliches, stuff like 3:33 and 11:11 display the synchronicity with the source, making the point even more legit.
Raising in the music industry, Eve sold out The Market Hotel on her Manic Summer tour, leading her to an invitation to open for acts like The Wu-Tang Clan‘s Ghostface Killah, not stopping right there.
The self-produced indie-pop anthem, I’m Bad, was mastered by the legendary music engineer John Sparkz, who already worked with big names in the field, including French Montana, along with many other talents.
About the song, it’s bringing together electro-pop with stunning guitar lines where the independent label owner is seeking her legendary status through her talented art.
We had the opportunity to have a fascinating convo with Eve to know more about her music career that you can follow this up here.
Where did you come from, and where are you based now, and why?
I came from Hell. JK.
I originated in NYC and have moved to LA recently amidst the pandemic.
When did you start your music career, and what are the highlights so far?
I’ve always been a musician, but professionally within the past 3 years. I think the release of 3:33 was game changing for me. It charted 3 times and had post punk give me my own genre name, “Screwgaze/Pop Violence”. I think inventing a genre has been one of my favorite highlights. I just released the first single, “I’m Bad”, off my new record and it has begun trending on spotify; that’s also been pretty exciting for me.
What challenges did you face as a youth in pursuit of your music dream, and who inspired you?
I didn’t have a conventional childhood and was tossed between homes, so that stood in the way of a lot of me being able to pursue anything, really. I really connected with Choking Victim growing up, I think Sturgeon (the singer/band leader) has always been one of my very early heroes. That entire band inspired me in a way that I don’t have to be anybody but myself and I can put out the records I like, I don’t have to be some product of Disney to excel in my creative pursuits, I can literally be myself and do that to the best of my ability and let things fall into place. I also really like Amy Winehouse, especially recently; it’s nice to connect musically with people who take their craft seriously and have real messages behind their art, those sort of things have always inspired me.
How was it to work with a legendary engineer John Sparkz, in your new release?
I mixed, “I’m Bad”, and had John master it. He’s a really solid person to work with but also a great friend. He is incredibly talented and has that same love for the craft and music that I do, so it was really natural for me to just reach out and see if he was into it; fortunately for me, he was.
What is the message behind I’m Bad, how was the creative process behind it?
I moved to LA, and have just been absorbing the sights and sounds. It’s a huge change from NYC and BK. Due to the pause in touring I think it gave me the ability to explore my other influences like Portishead, Tricky- those kind of Bristol trip hop sounds I love. I’ve always been a huge massive attack fan, so I was playing around with those kinds of drum sounds and textures. The musicality of, “I’m Bad”, was really a nod to those influences and of course applied myself in it. I have also been listening and singing a ton of Jazz, so I have an upright bass in the production, and a more chill sounding guitar. I wanted it to be more hypnotic, but somehow it wound up being more in the commercial pop realm, which I am fully ok with. I don’t really think about my art, I just let it happen.
What 3:33 mean to you?
It means SO much. 3:33 is a number that has always sort of haunted me. I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and it’ll be 3:33 AM on my clock, or I’ll have my attention drawn to that number. At this point it’s a marker I’m on my “correct path”. That record was really me manifesting my path, and destiny. It was a call to action in frequency to my divine counterpart or “twin flame”; I made that very clear with track 8 (infinity) “Ostara”. It was a love song to someone I hadn’t met just yet. I may or may have not met them somewhat recently. I think that record has absolutely done it’s universal job in divine timing for me. I have a lot of faith in the message of it, it’s been rebalancing my life in a lot of ways. I think great art has the power to do that. That’s just a little bit about 3:33, it’s really heavy so I could talk about all the intricacies and meaning behind it, but when touring happens again, I think those performances will justify it better.
What are your influences?
At this point I’m really into jazz and trip hop and black metal, some pop records too. Massive Attack, Portishead, Amy Winehouse, I’ve been singing a lot of Sia and Lauryn Hill, Djangelo, Erykah Badu. I guess I’m eclectic.
How do you see this situation; the world is facing right now will change the music industry?
I think like anything else we adapt. In all honesty, I’m really happy about the shift in artistic endeavors. It separates those who love it from those that don’t. I think of people like my friend, DJ abilities; that MF will create under any condition, much like myself. That’s a genuine love for the craft. I’d like to look at this time positively. Those that love it will continue doing just that. A thinning of the heard, sort of speak.
Which message do you have to your fans and people who are checking your craft for the first time?
Hang in there. Once we get out of this pandemic, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for yourself and people. You can’t miss things unless they’re gone for a little. It can’t rain forever. To my fans: I love you dearly! I appreciate all of you for sticking with me from playing little punk rock clubs to where we have come now.
What is next for Eve Minor!
I’m working on a few collabs and finishing up this record. I have something coming out with Jayson Nugent from the Slackers/Crazy Baldhead. I’m also working on something with Xasthur that I’m excited about, maybe something with Sammy from Goatwhore. Honestly, I’m just staying creative. Follow me on instagram.com/eveminor to see new stuff and eveminor.com , I tend to update those the most.
Big Love ❤ Hang in there ❤