Announcing Evan Klar’s debut album ‘Deepest Creatures’, set for release on November 10. Pre-empting the album’s release is title track ‘Deepest Creatures’ complete with stunning Riley Blakeway directed video – VIEW HERE.
Blakeway was excited to work with Evan Klar, saying “When I first heard the track, I immediately felt a sense of escapism. The idea took off from there and once I knew that shooting in New Zealand was a possibility, I started developing the story with that in mind. I was drawn to the idea of a young girl escaping from an oppressive all-male household and going on somewhat of a surrealist adventure. NZ made this possible. The landscape is incredible there, even when only an hour or two outside of the city. I pitched the idea to Evan and he was on board, so we spent two weeks in NZ working on the film with the team at Robber’s Dog. Stoked on how it all came together.”
Evan articulates the inspiration behind the song, which ultimately lead to the arresting video. “My favourite books growing up were The Big Jump and Where the Wild Things Are. Along with some others, they are the stories that stuck with me, and they still keep me on my feet. With Deepest Creatures I tried to find that same warming confidence I found when I read those books. With the video, Riley found his own story which, when I initially read his treatment, felt incredible. He took a short film approach and delivered something honest and powerful. Deepest Creatures is a simple song about imagination, growing up and escaping. I think Riley discovered that perfectly.”
‘Deepest Creatures’ follows Klar’s previous single ‘Barefoot’, which received spins on triple j and community radio and chalked up more than 700,000 streams. The album was created in the UK, and produced by Ash Workman (Metronomy / Christine & The Queens) and presents as a cinematic like landscape with lush, woven sounds and heavy percussion.
Humble about his processes, Evan Klar describes his approach to composition as more of an organic “dabble” that is closer to sound design than it is to traditional songwriting.
“I’m really interested in film and video game scores and sound design,” he muses. “It’s a huge part of my inspiration.” A self-confessed cinephile, this close adoration of film led Evan Klar to a process that worked for him –just like a visual score, it’s not uncommon for one of his songs to start with a field recording or atmospheric track.
Evan Klar will be playing a select run of shows in support of the ‘Deepest Creatures’ single release, including Bigsound Brisbane between Sept 5-8 and Rolling Stone Live Lodge at the Lansdowne Sydney on October 3.
EVAN KLAR EAST COAST TOUR DATES
Friday September 1 Workers Club, Melbourne
Tuesday September 5 Social State Big Sound Party
Wednesday September 6 Big Sound – The Flying Cock
Thursday September 7 Big Sound – Mane Stage, Woolly Mammoth
Tuesday October 3 Rolling Stone Live Lodge, Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
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