With the release of the new Fly Away single, Don't Call Me Shirley takes a fresh approach to some classic genres and gives the record a life all its own. Laced with addictive progressions, a soul pop vocal approach, and alt rock undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of dream rock anthems.
"Fly Away" is a song about missed opportunities, or not capitalizing on the breath of a moment before it no longer exists. Like giving up a walk-off in baseball, the only thing you can do is walk away and get off the field. That's outlined in the verses and the hook. The bridges were written much later than the rest of the song, and those lyrical ideas kind of bring in a new thought about how our phones distance us from what's really in front of us. There are no consequences when we interact negatively on social media because it's not a physical, tangible thing. "Fly Away" is my attempt to express that people need to just put it down for a moment and appreciate the things/people around them." explains songwriter Brett Evans of the single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding of where Don't Call Me Shirley is coming from, both songs should be heard in their entirety.
"It has definitely taken all the years I’ve been writing and recording to come up with these songs. I’m interested to see what I can do in the future as I get better at the instruments I play now." says Evans of creating the record.
Don't Call Me Shirley is the brainchild of songwriter Brett Evans. Standing at the helm of the project, Evans performs all the instruments himself. Honing in his recording technique over time, Evans has finally been able to bring songs to fruition the way they were intended. The Tired / Ashes release is a testament to where he is at with his sound right now.
Tired / Ashes is available now for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets and the artist is currently working on new material for upcoming releases.
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