The Illness of Love is an album for those who like good music, regardless of genre. The album is an interesting mash-up of both eclectic and traditional sounds from Rock to Hip-Hop to Oriental.
As an artist, Evrim wants to bring the word \"Pop\" out of the gutter and to add the ART back into the \"Pop ARTist\".
About the Artist
Born in Istanbul, Turkey but raised in Houston, Texas, EVRiM is a \"Rebel Pop\" artist with a break-through feel to her music. EVRiM’s music can be best described as “Electronically-Produced Electro Rebel-Pop” with infusions of Dance, New Wave, Electronica, Rock, World, Hip-Hop, Oriental and more.
Shortly after moving from Istanbul to Houston at age three, EVRiM began performing a popular Turkish song, Uskudar, for small parties. By twelve, she could sight read music, including pieces from Mozart. At eleven, she began creating her own music and by fourteen was writing full-on songs for a friend’s band. During her middle and high school years, EVRiM produced and performed her own shows, sang for four regional choirs and received over fifteen solo and ensemble medals. To add to her stage presence, EVRiM has studied and performed various types of dance, such as street, jazz, ballet, and modern. In addition to music, she is a Thespian, won 1st place for a dramatic performance in a regional tournament, and has been in a number of non-musical performances and plays.
From 1991 to 2007, EVRiM has performed at an array of different venues including the Turkish Ball in Houston, main stage at the Houston International Festival, Texas Horny Toads in Baytown, Helios, Chances Bar, Dean’s Credit Clothing, Super Happy Fun Land and main stage at the 17th Annual Turkish Festival at Jones Plaza. EVRiM has also performed with solos in the musicals “Godspell”, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and “The Wiz”.
In addition to the Arts, EVRiM has an academic side, graduating with a BS in Advertising/ Marketing from the University of Texas-Austin and later earning her MBA - Magna Cum Laude – at the University of Miami. After years of individual research into what ails the world, it was in 2004 that EVRiM invented a brand new process in psychology/sociology, which will be featured in her upcoming book – Gazelle Therapy: The Rebel’s Handbook for the Journey of Life. She spent most of 2005 in a remote fishing village off the Aegean coast of Turkey writing the book.
EVRiM’s music is part of the new sound where Pop is finally headed. She thinks “Pop” has become a bad word and wants to change that. With a music video, a catchy single, and her first full-length album now released, EVRiM is fully prepared for the music industry. She was OutSmart Magazine\'s top pick for \"People to Watch\" in 2008 and has been featured on Houston\'s 90.1 FM KPFT multiple times.
From the Artist
I’ve lived a lot of life in a short time, thus now I can create things that are beautiful. I’m an inventor, a scholar, an artist, a songwriter. I’m also a loner and an extrovert. It’s hard being both.
I’m destined to move big things. I’m no longer afraid of the world. I also am not intent on conquering it either. Changing it? That’s for sure. You might say I’ve already started.
So what have I done? I danced with life and it danced with me. And the dance has changed my way of thinking. If you listen to my music or skim through my book, you’ll get a much better idea of what I’m talking about.
I’ve been involved with music and the arts and academia since my childhood, but my passion has always been discovery of what ails us all. My music and my writings are my output devices for this passion, which seeps through my creations.
I believe the human mind and heart and spirit are capable of things we have up until now mostly imagined and rarely seen. There is so much to discover. Like the subconscious mind, the contents and abysses of Earth’s oceans are an epic yet to be explored. And the human potential is as vast as the Universe itself: unending, untold, unfettered.
Since time moves forward, even stagnation is loss. We are in a time of great change and there is more to come. There always is. Change is the only constant you can rely on. Unless we (human beings) accept and learn to live with and perhaps even embrace change, we will more than likely self-destruct.
“The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It can not be changed without changing our thinking.”
Maybe overcoming chaos will help us to finally see.