There is an organic feeling to Evelyn Cools’ music -- it’s dreamy, infused with her lilting vocals and illustrations of her surroundings. Accompanied by a Laurel Canyon-inspired sound, her new EP Misfit Paradise pulls listeners into a vivid world of color and imagination.
Coming from a multi-cultural background, Evelyn is originally from Belgium but has spent her whole life moving between different corners of the world including Hong Kong, Budapest, London and now, the US. This sense of wandering is a driving force behind her songs, as well as the connectivity between people and the natural world. Inspired by songwriters such as Stevie Nicks, Simon & Garfunkel, Lana Del Rey, and Angus & Julia Stone, Cools is recognized for her powerful lyrics and her storytelling abilities through music.
After years of traveling she moved to the West Coast in 2018, where she found inspiration in California nature, crossed paths with incredibly talented people who eventually became her creative team, and experienced love like she never had before. The product of this transformative time is Misfit Paradise: a captivating collection of songs inspired by times of restlessness, elation, heartbreak, and wonder. “Rife with exposed vulnerability” (EARMILK), “monumentally catchy [melodies]” (The All Scene Eye), and “powerful vocals” (Audiofemme), it is clear that Misfit Paradise is just the beginning.