Eva Schubert – “Brawler”

The suave “Brawler” is a highlight off Eva Schubert’s new EP, Hot Damn Romance. The Vancouver-based artist describes the “essence” of the EP as “playing live in studio together.” Eva continues: “I deliberately avoided electronic sounds because there is something direct and resonant about the musicianship, and we wanted to showcase that. Also, what I think a lot of people love about old school jazz is this very quality of sound, which often gets lost in the jungle of contemporary production. The other characteristic of vintage jazz is fresh and thoughtful lyrics, which is something I tried to bring to this as well.”

The natural approach pays off on the EP, as evident by “Brawler.” Trumpet, guitar, and charismatic vocals converge for a moody and consuming sound, one that’s easy to get lost in the groove. Fans of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone — among Schubert’s influences — are very likely to enjoy the five tracks on this EP, spanning from “Brawler” to the melodic self-titled effort.

“Brawler” and other memorable tracks released in September can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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