In a pop world that is dominated by candy-coated dance-infused hits, newcomer Jared Evan bursts onto the scene with a sound that is wildly unique and instantly puts him into a league of his own. Evan is not afraid to experiment and create music that is both nostalgic and forward, successfully mashing up pop, rock and hip hop.
Listen for example to his debut single "In Love With You" that is a hurricane-sized piece of work, which is dominated by his expressive delivery and spitfire sonics. The video for the song already garnered him over 3 million views on YouTube.
The Interscope artist has been working with an impressive list of collaborators to put together his debut album, including Dr Dre, Pharrell Williams and hitmaker Polow Da Don.
I recently caught up with Jared to chat a little bit more about his style, his drive to stir up the status quo and his future plans. He also talks at length about "Fourth Chapter," which is the title track taken from his forthcoming debut album.
"Fourth Chapter" is not only an ode to great music and the artists that have influenced him, the song also firmly positions Evan in the musical spectrum as a songwriter and performer who intends to write a new chapter in music.
Ambitious? Yes. Driven? Most definitely. Passionate about music? For sure. But Evan more than delivers on his promise with a poise and gusto that is infectious. He's one of the biggest artist to watch out for in 2011.
(Catch Jared Evan on tour with my pals of 2AM Club over the next couple of weeks. Click here for cities and dates.)