After Australian songstress Evangeline’s recent success featuring on Donatachi’s new single ‘Do What I Want’, the artist has finally released her new track ‘The Strangest Thing’.
Opening with ambient synth noises, her first release of the year lushly explores exotic electro-pop sounds while enchanting listeners with her effortless vocal ability.
Each layer of the song feels genuine, from the upliftingly warm beat, to the sombre lyrical choices. Evangeline’s raspy vocals explain a personal tale of loss with a special someone, revealing the emotional foundation.
“I wrote [The] Strangest Thing towards the end of a break up,” Evangeline explains. “I was at the time touring and in the UK where I met Knightstarr… it’s a song about loving someone and feeling them fall out of love with you.”
She says it’s about being left with the ghost of that person and coming to the realisation that they are not who they used to be; particularly exemplified in the chorus which focuses on closure.
“It’s the strangest thing when you’re the stranger I used to know.”
Drawing influence from Lorde and Billie Eilish, the artist features a brooding soundscape from the outset courtesy of the restrained nature. However, through the utilisation of crisp percussion and alluring pads that balance the utterly captivating vocal prowess, a shift in intensity occurs.
Evangeline has put all of us at Good Intent in a trance with ‘The Strangest Thing’s magical vocals and charming beat. Make sure you stay tuned… she’s releasing a B-side version in the coming weeks featuring guest vocals of Sydney artist, LOVER. The track is available everywhere now!