London College of Contemporary Media (LCCM)’s Youth Music Officer, Evie Asio has released
her second single “Available”. An alternative soul track, it was named as Jazz FM’s Late Night Track of the Week on the influential Late Night China Moses show.
With international play on MFM Radio with her first single Pendulum in 2020, Evie’s return sees an alternative-soul track that looks to guide the listener through her own personal struggles with social injustice, all from a second-person perspective.
Self-produced, between her grassroots church studio and home, “Available” gives a nod towards several of her musical influences, including NAO, Hiatus Kaiyote and Jacob Collier. The composition plays with the ideas of contrast, balancing classic 80s snares against punchy guitar riffs and soaring string lines, which tie in with the main theme of the lyrics, that commonality can be found in the most seemingly different things.
“The subject is very different to every other song I’ve written,” says Evie. “It was a poet at an open mic that made me want to reflect on my own feelings about social injustice; however, I love how the song also tells a wider story about the difficulties of reflecting on our own shortcomings.”
As a singer-songwriter and producer from South East London, Evie works as the LCCM Youth Music Officer, providing opportunities for young musicians to connect to LCCM and enhance their music career opportunities. She also leads the LCCM Women in Music initiative, which seeks to challenge and remove barriers for women within the LCCM community and beyond.
“Available” is the second single from Evie’s upcoming debut album, Contending and Contention.