“absolutely otherworldly” – PAPER
““17-year-old burgeoning talent Evann McIntosh is one to have on your radar”
– TEEN VOGUE
“dreamlike take on alternative R&B” – ONES TO WATCH
“Swooning…dreamy R&B groove”
Today, rising 17-year-old singer-songwriter Evann McIntosh (they/them) releases new song COCO PEBBLES a clever and slinky declaration of admiration as they recite “She’s my second cup of Coco Pebbles every morning/ Pour it over me like milk” over a groovy bassline.
The accompanying video, a collaboration between Evann and director Caleb Carnell chronicles an unorthodox love story in a dreamlike sequence set in a small-town diner – the Churn & Burn in Wichita, Kansas. “COCO PEBBLES is a track that was inspired by the first time I’d heard Irresistible Bitch by Prince,” Evann explains. “It sounds nothing like it, but I’d really wanted to make a funky track like that and this is what came to be.”
Evann’s upcoming project ‘Character Development’ out August 27th via Mom+Pop, attempts to capture the turbulent act of coming-of-age. At times delicate to the touch and at times emanating a self-assured confidence well beyond their 17 years of age, ‘Character Development’ is more than just Evann McIntosh’s transfixing new project; it’s their way of life.
Written and recorded primarily in the breakout star’s suburban Kansas bedroom, the 13-track collection mixes dark alt-pop and dreamy R&B with streaks of hip-hop, jazz, and funk, calling to mind everything from Prince to Billie Eilish as it grapples with growth and evolution, gender identity and sexuality, freedom and self-expression. The album is a work of pure intimacy, a poignant and revealing portrait of modern adolescence from an artist unraveling the mysteries of their psyche one song at a time. “This record is all about growth and change,” Evann explains. “I’m always evolving, and this album is the sound of that transformation, of one version of myself giving way to the next.”
‘Character Development’ follows McIntosh’s acclaimed 2019 debut, ‘MOJO’, a digital juggernaut that racked up more than 31 million streams in part due to the viral TikTok success of lead single What Dreams Are Made Of. Ones To Watch hailed the music’s “self-awareness and vulnerability,” while WWD praised McIntosh’s “maturity and vision,” and Vogue HK declared that they were “ready to conquer the world.” The record also caught the attention of esteemed indie label Mom + Pop, who signed McIntosh over Zoom in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT OUT 27 AUG
Listen to COCO PEBBLES HERE
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With thanks to Positive Feedback