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FACING FORWARD WITH
GEORGE EVE

In preparation to stick it to the man, George Eve releases ‘I Don’t Mind’.

After the success of his single ‘Gates’, George Eve is back with another captivatingly positive track ‘I Don’t Mind’. These two singles are both tasters for what is to come from his EP (due for release on the 27th of May) and if they’re anything to go by, it’s going to be stellar.

The track itself delivers a dose of cool breeziness, tantalisingly tempting us with the draw of the summer months. “You can hear birds singing at the beginning of the track,” Eve says, as it “was recorded outside as quick demo”, which explains the fresh feeling it embodies. The vocals are smooth and catchy, but the overall attraction is pure charm, it sounds familiar like an old friend.

We caught up with Eve to hear his answers to our Facing Forward questions, and he gives us some wise words about the future and a hopeful plea to find the soul in music again.

What do you envision the future of music to look like?

I dunno, it can be hard at the moment because there are no real gigs. It’s also strange that content and social media is almost more important than music right now, I feel like all the wrong things are being prioritised in music. It’s not gonna make any Dylans or bands like Sonic Youth. It may make a few names like Weird Al Yankovic and it can be good for singer-songwriters. I hope music can find its soul again in this tech-dominated corporate social media lead world. Fuck the man. Those apps are the man.

If you could collaborate with any musician in the future, who would it be and why?

I would love to do something with Josh Homme and I’m a huge fan of Rostam and Haim. I’m a huge QOTSA fan and love the production Rostam is doing at the moment. I’ve always loved Haim and feel like it all came together for them on the album they just released, produced by Matsor and Ariel Rechtshaid. I love rock the most, but also really like pop music, so it could be fun to work with someone like Calvin Harris or Halsey!? There’re loads, but Josh Homme the most!

Where would be your dream venue to play?

I’d love to play the Brixton Academy or the Royal Albert Hall, I saw my first ever gig at the Brixton Academy, I think it was The Fratellis, it would feel like a real achievement. Or the Royal Albert Hall because it’s a legendary venue where all the legends have played.

Where do you hope to be in the next year?

I’d love to get gigging and continue to work on new music, hopefully release another EP. Gonna fight to keep the ball rolling all round!

The next 5 years?

If I’m still making music in 5 years, I’ll be happy. I’d love to have put out a couple of albums and be headlining tours because people vibe with the tunes. Gotta write and record lots of good songs and get them out to the public first, it can be hard to get people’s attention these days, but I’ll keep working on myself and hopefully create something with meaning that gets people dancing!

Press play on George Eve’s ‘I Don’t Mind’ below now…

Words by Tori Sharp

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