Bahamian Indie-Pop songstress Evin Nazya is back after a short hiatus with a new single, entitled Louvre. This song is her first release in 2021 (aside from one remix) after taking a break from recording due to a vocal injury. Having made a full recovery, Nazya returns with a song that is decidedly darker and moodier than most of her previous work. The trap-soul production boasts some video-gamey flare, and the vocal are some of her most explorative and adventurous yet in terms of delivery, harmony, and effects. The now representative "Gen Z" vocal production - emphasizing intimate, surround-sound voices - will prove particularly rewarding for listeners using headphones.
Having only initially teased the release a few days ago, the single has already grabbed the attention of podcasting and playlist outlets like Cathedral Music Podcast, Soul Recently, and some others. Evin Nazya has previously landed herself on some reasonably popular Christian R&B playlists, so it would seem that things are continuing to trend favourably for her.
Regarding her new single, Nazya had this to say:
My new single "Louvre” represents the part of me that's learning to be more vulnerable with the people I love and who have proven, by their trust and track record, to truly love me. By the same token, however, being a cautious, closed-book by nature, I am still careful to keep certain parts of myself and my story hidden. A louvre is a structure designed to allow air or light in, while keeping sunshine or moisture out. In other words, it's open to some elements, but acts as a barrier to others, just as I, despite how tight a bond may be, choose to meet people halfway. Some may call it "holding back," while I call it wisdom.
You'll hear the lyrics of the chorus, "she alive but you got no proof," which symbolizes those friendships that may have a solid foundation, but still aren't as deep as they could be, followed by the line, "strapped up, got her big girl boots on," which is analogous to me letting my walls down, and in a way "manning up" to my fears of being judged by those I care about. The bridge shows me opening up even more and includes a little bit of sarcasm (as I often include in my songs) where I'm acting as if I adore the toxicity that often comes from the need to constantly fix things, as an Enneagram Type-2.
Perhaps "Louvre" is a reflection of my conflicting feelings: "Do I open up, and if so, to what extent?" vs "Trust no one."
Check out Louvre now on all streaming platforms and online distributors.
More about Evin Nazya
Location: The Bahamas
Genre: Alternative / Indie Pop / R&B
Verse 1 Imma say it out loud I’m a little jealous of her news How amusing And I’m a little anxious Grab a six-string I’ll deliver on the blues Chorus She alive but you got no proof Strapped up got her big girl boots on Let 'em in Play pretend's her cue Meet her more than halfway Look a louvre (ahhh) She just wanna sit pretty stay cute (ah) Looking weak just ain’t something she'd do Lord had to pull her out her bag for her own good Verse 2 I can say it with my chest now (say it with my chest) Call it insecure but I’ve seen better days (ahhh) I’m a little bothered (ugh) Keep it six feet I’ll deliver on the space Chorus You don’t know but your girl’s type two Strapped up got her big girl boots on Let 'em in Play pretend’s her cue Meet her more than halfway Look a Louvre Meet her more than halfway Look a louvre Look a louvre Bridge Somewhat of a mess Call it vibin' Gatta keep it high stress Like I like it If she got nothing to fix Wreak havoc Toxic to the bone Feels good to be home Toxic to the bone Feels good to be home Layin' in her own thoughts Jesus quick Here’s the phone Layin' in her own thoughts Oh God, keep her close Chorus She alive but you got no proof Strapped up got her big girl boots on Let 'em in Play pretend’s her cue Let 'em in Play pretend Look a Louvre (and you don't even know) You don’t know but your girl’s Type Two (But your girl's type two) Strapped up got her big girl boots on Let 'em in Play pretend’s her cue Meet her more than halfway Look a louvre (ah yeah) She just wanna sit pretty stay cute (ah) Looking weak just ain't something she'd do Lord had to pull her out her bag for her own good