When Evie was 12 a devastating car accident picked her up like a whirling dervish, tossed her around as though she were a rag doll and left the doctors, the love of her family and her own indomitable will to pull all the pieces back together again. The dust, so to speak, having settled, out of the wreckage came a voice full of love of life, full of heart, and a wild imagination that turned a bullied, nearly broken teenager into a gorgeous, sensuous woman, who travels the planet seemingly without fear, realizing her own personal dreams.
Evie’s 2012 single, “Habibi,” remixed by Marc Vedo and featuring Vedo, from her eponymously titled album, Evie, produced by Tony White, swept the club charts from Britain to North Africa, reaching top ten in the U.K. and top 15 in Europe. The accompanying video was shown across the U.S. on the American Eagle and Video Poll channels.
Her second album, Dreams Never End, also produced by Tony White, is due for sometime in the next months. The title came after a serendipitous moment: She had been in Berlin (for the premiere of Keanu Reeves’s Side by Side) and had seen these words in graffiti written along a wall there, and when she was in New York a short while later to shoot the video for the single “Ray-Bans” (remixed by Pete Hoffmann and due for release in October 2013) had been in a car in the Meatpacking district. “Out of the corner of my eye I saw the same words written. I said, ‘Stop the car!’ There is the name.”
Evie has just returned to New York from Los Angeles, where she has been working with LA-based Tibetan director Pema Dhondup on the video for a second single from Dreams Never End, “Damn Amazing.” (Pema is known for his feature film We’re No Monks, shot on location in Dharamsala, India, headquarters of the Dalai Lama, and for his powerful fictional short film titled Arise, currently making the rounds of festivals.) Evie and Pema had been introduced by a mutual Tibetan friend after she returned from Tibet. Pema cast fellow Angeleno, Michael King (CSI) in the role of Evie’s dangerous lover. Pema really pushed us to the limit