How many artists do you know who were hit by 15,000 Volts of electricity and managed to walk away from it? Evelinn 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 a raw, rebellious energy.
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.
Evelinn Trouble’s persona is a fusion of opposites: she has sung opera in theatre performances around the world but is also the front singer of a Black Sabbath tribute band (when she finds the time). 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 New York, London, then Berlin, each of these cities leaving a distinct imprint on her work. She is currently based in Zürich.