How many artists do you know who were hit by 10,000 Volts of electricity and managed to walk away from it? Evelinn Trouble (read: Evelinn in trouble) is a vocalist, songwriter, producer, and visual artist who creates work that deals with the knotted and complex nature of the human condition. Critics have dubbed her the bastard child of Thom Yorke and Patti Smith. The description is apt, as her work is equally driven by stylistic innovation as it is by a deep-seated compassion and an inexorable outspokenness.
Evelinn was born in Zürich into a household filled with jazz; her mother is a professional jazz singer and vocal teacher. While pursuing the unbound freedom heard in the music of her childhood, Trouble dove into the local squat-scene. Head-first. It was in this subterranean, non-commercial space where she polished and tested her craft, clearly defining the parameters of her art. She honed her voice and tested its limits in loud, brash industrial rock bands. In under a decade, she recorded and produced 5 albums and three EPs, forging a vast sonic universe filled with dark poetry and breath-taking beauty. This intense work ethic and high output wrecked her voice, reducing it to a whisper. It took a total of two years to rebuild it with proper technique and an eye on self-care.
Evelinn’s songs are extremely personal and serve a cathartic purpose, especially in how they deal with all the hurdles that life has been steadily throwing her way. No two releases in her catalog are alike; each a testament to the need for incessant self-reinvention and a natural aptitude for risk-taking. Evelinn lived and operated out of London, then Berlin, each of these cities leaving a distinct imprint on her work. She is currently based in Zürich.