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Review: "modern disaster" - Eveline

Things are more desirable when they’re dangerous. This explains why so many people have skydiving on their bucket list. They love to feel the rush of adrenaline that happens when they jump out of the plane and hurdle back towards earth. In “modern disaster,” the title track for her new album, Eveline sings about another type of desirable danger on the ground. That is, a forbidden romantic relationship. She knows the relationship is toxic, but she can’t bring herself to stay away. Eveline describes her experience in an edgy and haunting (in a good way) pop tune.

An aspect of the song that I really enjoyed was the instrumentation. It starts off with a slow and beautifully haunting melody that consists of a violin. The music builds and builds until the chorus when it seems to explode into a more edgy and electronic sound. You can even hear an actual alarm in the background of the vocals. I think this was a good stylistic choice because it seems like a musical representation of the “disaster” Eveline is singing about. As for the lyrics, she does a great job of telling her story. I liked the very first line when she sings “half a heart invested, that’s okay.” In other words, Eveline does not care about getting her heart broken and just wants a thrill. She describes this thrill in the verses throughout the song with lyrics like “Wanna feel your kiss along my spine” and “We think we can heal all pain with just a touch.”

Eveline began writing short stories and poems from a young age as a way to daydream and escape reality. After learning how to play guitar and piano, she found that music brought her out of her shell. Since releasing her first single in 2017, Eveline has captivated listeners with her songs about love and life. If you liked “modern disaster,” you should listen to “dear desire,” another song off of her new album. In contrast to the others, this particular track is unique because it is almost like a musical poem. She still talks about danger. Instead of embracing it though, she wants to avoid it.

Written By Kelli Dixon



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