EVELYN IDA MORRIS new album Evelyn Ida Morris out now + tour dates!

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Shows announced for Melbourne + Hobart

Praise for Evelyn Ida Morris

“All the politics, the agony about objectification and determinism and being unacceptable, being policed, being defiant, representing a cause, being alone – in the notes loud and soft on Evelyn Ida Morris, and the silences between, the musician expresses their grief and resolve. It’s an aching album, an elegant and lovely one, full of all the vulnerability Morris has felt forbidden to feel.” – The Saturday Paper

“Evelyn Ida Morris has made something starkly, unexpectedly special: a melodious manifesto that offers an unadulterated glimpse into a single soul.” – The Music 

“The latest from acclaimed Melbourne artist Evelyn Ida Morris is a stunning collection of piano-led compositions, some vocal and others instrumental. The stark beauty of modern classical and minimal soundtrack scores appears in the melodies. And the dynamic arrangements offer a sense of reflection and transformation that mirror certain themes of the album: explorations of the self.” – Simon Winkler

“Evelyn Ida Morris is ultimately Morris boldly asserting their identity, with each track finding a way to transfix and surprise.” – STACK

The self-titled album by Evelyn Ida Morris is out today via Milk! Records and Remote Control Records. To celebrate this release they have shared a new video for ‘Darwin Heat’ as well as details for upcoming shows in Melbourne & Hobart.

The ‘Darwin Heat’ video was directed by Julia Suddenly. Evelyn has shared – “When Julia pitched the idea of a naked body filmed in the murky waters of a river it resonated with me so clearly that I insisted on being that body. I am a big fan of using artworks as experiences, and the challenge of letting go of fear of the male gaze and the feeling that others will judge my body or see my body as ‘woman’ – rather than a non binary person – felt very much like one that would change me.”

“All the clips for this album are about bodies – The Body Appears was about watching another person’s body and understanding my own through observing theirs. This one is about attempting to demonstrate how I understand my own body. The light rippling through water beautifully replicates feeling sensations rather than being just an object to be seen by others. The cloudiness and claustrophobic nature of the water also seems to comment on the ways in which it is often hard to connect to my body. It feels as though the viewer is searching, like I often feel I am, for a sense of what shape the body is.”

Evelyn Ida Morris represents a significant departure from the looping pop of Pikelet, for which Evelyn is best known. It builds on the structural complexity of that project, but focuses wholly on piano – huge, wild, racing, dexterous piano. Indeed, a number of these songs don’t have words, because Evelyn Ida Morrisdidn’t know how to say out loud what they were feeling.

These new works are lush, postclassical compositions that deal with the experience of being non-binary and making sense of that experience. Evelyn uses they/them pronouns and does not identify as female or male.

Evelyn Ida Morris – Evelyn Ida Morris https://evelynidamorris.lnk.to/album

Upcoming Shows

Saturday 2nd June – Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, Melbourne
Tickets here

Sunday 3rd June – The Nolan Gallery @ MONA, Hobart
1PM show

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