For an artist getting started in their musical journey, it is important to let the fans into who you really are. Not just as an artist but as a real person too. Our new friend Evin Gibson lets us dig a little into his music and his story.
Enjoy the interview here:
First off, what first drew you to creating music?
Since I was a child music has been a constant in my life. From the early days of singing in church with my family, I knew that music was connected to the soul in some way. I also loved watching my favorite artists and legends and noticing how they did their thing. So I think it was pretty inevitable that I started creating my music in style throughout the years.
How would you describe the Evin Gibson sound?
I think the Evin Gibson sound is mellow but with a bit of a kick to it. I think it’s a blend of Pop, R&B, and Soul but it’s universal as well. I try to make good melodies and attach them to good messages of love and life.
Which artists have had the biggest influence on you?
I grew up listening to many great artists but I found that it was never me to style myself after a particular artist. It is hard to say who had the biggest influence on me because I think I just love what feels good in music. I will say my favorites are Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, En Vogue, Sam Cooke, and the list goes on and on.
Speaking of that, we hear you had the chance to meet Whitney Houston. Tell us about that experience.
That was one of the most incredible moments of my life. It was such a surreal feeling. I will say when you’re in the room with Whitney Houston you get this feeling that you know a legend is in the room. She was so down to earth and breathtakingly beautiful. I was shaking inside but I wouldn’t let that show. I grew up listening to her music and she was right there in my presence, you can just imagine how that felt. It was just an all around awesome experience.
How does a song come together for you? Tell us about your songwriting process?
I have written and created so many songs. I find that the process varies. However, in most cases it starts from the beat and then I develop melodies around the music and make them tell a story. The story to me is essential. I find that I try not to go too deep often because I don’t want the message to get lost. If I’m working with someone at the time, they will throw in ideas and the song takes on a different energy. I love that part of working with others because you make something and by the finish line it is a different project. On my latest single W.YW (What You Want/Right Here) it kind of happened that way. I recorded with my friend Quinton initially but it took on different versions to ultimately become the finished product.
What has it been like for you sharing music during the current Covid-19 pandemic?
Covid has been rather trying but inspiring all at once. I will say that it’s all been about trial and error. Trying different ways to connect with people. A Lot of my time has been spent performing in which you get instant gratification from the audience but that is a luxury that Covid doesn’t allow. I’m still trying to figure it out but I think I’m working on some concepts to help reach people with my music in this era. We will see what happens.
Share some advice for other artists trying to make a name for themselves?
Honestly, it can be as hard as you make it. I say stay true to yourself and I know that sounds cliche but it’s true. Enjoy what you do and keep pushing. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to make it happen for yourself so don’t let anyone tell you how things must go. Don’t feel down about people who don’t like what you do and use the feedback as ways to grow. Overall, just keep going and make good solid decisions about the business side of it.
Give us a look at the future of Evin Gibson.
The future for me is to continue to make strides in what I do. I want to build the music and messages in the music. I want to inspire people through what I do and create a new generation of it. I also look to create movies, tv shows, and other productions in the near future. I honestly want to see where the roads take me. I know I will remain true to it though.
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