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Elated to announce her new full length album, Eves Karydas shares her latest intrepid release Girlboss lifted from the artist’s forthcoming record, ‘Burnt Tapes’, due July 5.

Where Sunday Drive doubled the nostalgia, Girlboss is Eves Karydas’ starkest release yet, direct through all intents and purposes. Striking a similar ability to translate classic impulses into modern recalibrations as Lorde or Chapell Roan, and foundations that retain their impact when stripped entirely back. Devoid of embellished instrumentation to emphasise her songwriting, through Girlboss Karydas reveals her most candid drivers emotionally and musically. Poking holes in the otherworldly and often extreme connotations of the “girlboss” verb (“I’m a whisper not a scream… maybe I like being soft?”), we come to understand how Eves has transformed her past experiences to serve as her own hero today: frank and entirely on her own terms.

“I started writing this song in jest more than anything,” Karydas explains. “The idea was born out of the desire to laugh at myself for being an overly sensitive person. It’s an ode to being a quiet girl and my fear of being misunderstood in a world that celebrates loudness. I suppose it’s my antithesis to the ideas that our generation of women were raised on; sometimes it’s hard not to see the girlboss machine as anything other than pressure put on women to shapeshift to fit into a man’s world. I own that it’s never as straightforward as that, and every woman has a different experience (as they should!), but for me, most days, I’m just trying to figure out where and how I fit in.

I wouldn’t say I’m an outgoing person with an alpha personality type, but I do feel a quiet sort of confidence. I hate confrontation and I cry far too often. I’m comfortable sharing my feelings through songs, but most often don’t communicate well, and sometimes I feel as if I could go my whole life without anyone ever truly knowing who I am. I couldn’t have written this song without other female perspectives, and feel incredibly grateful to have shared the experience and connected with Amanda Cygnaeus and Madelene Eliasson who co-wrote this song with me.”

Featuring the triple j playlisted and Rolling Stone praised Sunday DriveEves Karydas steadies to embark on a new trail, burning all the tapes and moving on. Written across Stockholm and Meanjin / Brisbane, recorded in London with Chris Zane (producer, ‘summerskin’), the milestone release is set to paint Eves’ ascent as a multidisciplinary creative. Inspired, driven and realised entirely by her own empowerment and autonomy – in control of all elements of her creative vision, fiercely self-managed and releasing music independently – ‘Burnt Tapes’ is a stoic departure from the Karydas we currently know.

Reconstructing indignant burnout and frustration in the face of her perceived success, ‘Burnt Tapes’ for Eves is “an ode to reclaiming my sound, image and narrative.” By no means a victim of circumstance, this new album is set to reveal a master of their instrument, the reward of choice and courageous freedom, and merit in embracing a guerrilla ethos. With musicality and conviction unlike before, ‘Burnt Tapes’ shares an all new purview to her deepest motivations – songwriting and performance. An aptitude Eves Karydas is already recognised for, be it ARIA-platinum certification to over 60 million career streams (and counting).

Girlboss is out now – BUY / STREAM HERE
‘Burnt Tapes’ will be released on July 5 – PRE-SAVE / PRE-ORDER HERE


Fri 5 Jul – Howler, Naarm / Melbourne
Sat 6 Jul – Mary’s Underground, Eora / Sydney
Thu 11 Jul – The Zoo, Meanjin / Brisbane

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