The new EP ‘Like Summer’ is a beautiful and pure interpretation of chill vs cool. Tev$ch’s pure approach paints her stories with her guitar as the paint brush. Originally from Santa Cruz California her roots can be heard in her songwriting. Now in LA the world is her oyster, we suggest you keeping your eye on this artist…
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where are you living now?
How does it feel being in Los Angeles making music?
Good. Exciting. It’s definitely a change of pace, that’s for sure. I’m making a lot of new friends and enjoying the city!
Why did you decide to change your artist name?
Honestly I went through the ringer last year, and it’s changed me. I felt that using my first name didn’t represent what I had gone through and how I have changed as a person and artist.
You have an amazing NEW Ep ‘Like Summer’, tell us about the creative process and who you worked with on this?
Oh thank you! I’m very proud of this one. It’s cool because I laid out the tracks, but I gave Ross Ryan the full reigns on reconstructing my old demos which gave my earlier songs a new twist and they all turned out better than I could’ve imagined!
What I love about your EP is that it’s very broken down, just your vocal and you playing guitar mostly. What was the decision to go so minimal for this release?
I wanted to release something more personal. I needed to reconnect, not just to my music, but to myself. I wanted to put out something pure, which at the end of the day, is me singing out the feels with my guitar, and telling a story through my lyrics.
Where do you wish to go in the musical universe?
I hope to start playing live shows. I’ve been late to the game in that sense but now have a decent body of work to start performing live.
Book some shows!
What does Dark Beauty mean to you now?
Embracing every side of yourself and channeling it into something constructive and meaningful. There’s a dark side to each and everyone of us and in confronting my own demons I’ve learned to really, truly, find beauty in what it means to be human.
Photo credit Kyle Jetter