Evelyn Ida Morris announces their new self-titled album, to be released on Friday 20th April. To celebrate, Evelyn shares new single ‘The Body Appears’ alongside a stunning video shot by Geoffrey O’Connor and performed by Deanne Butterworth. Watch below!
The album represents a significant departure from the looping pop of Pikelet, for which Evelyn is best known. It builds on the structural complexity of that project, but focuses wholly on piano, and is now available for pre-order here.
“All of the songs happened really quickly, during a time when I was attempting to find clarity around my identity,” Evelyn says, “I didn’t know what I was feeling when I started making this album. I had a whole lot of unresolved feelings about being non-binary and about what that meant in the world, and I guess the album was working through that on the piano.”
Evelyn wrote the album four years ago, before starting LISTEN, an advocacy group aimed at increasing awareness around gender politics in music. It took time for them to understand the feelings associated with the songs. “They felt like they were exposing a part of me I wasn’t ready to speak to, before spending a lot of time around gender discourse.”
The exception is the song ‘The Body Appears’, which was written in a single afternoon last April and which Morris recorded themself. “That song feels like I finally found words around my identity. It felt like a new character was being added to the album – a certain and protective one, so that the others didn’t feel so vulnerable anymore.”
Stream / purchase ‘The Body Appears’ here.