Evelyn Jane Mason and Jeremiah Klein of Evy Jane are working with Ninja Tune to release an EP on August 26th. In preparation, ambient R&B track “Worry Heart” was premiered on The FADER. The cinematic instrumental texture of the music weaves nicely with Evelyn’s soft, soulful voice. Like a sub-zero fridge, it has a chilly atmosphere that contrasts nicely against blistering hot summer days.
“…Evy Jane have shared new cut ‘Worry Heart’. Down pitched, woozy hip hop, the production feels as if it is emerging from a slumber, with Evelyn Jane Mason’s vocals tumbling across the top” (Clash).
“…the moody, dub-streaked R&B track will close Evy Jane’s upcoming effort…” (XLR8R).
“A dusty reggae rhythm bubbles beneath Vancouver act Evy Jane’s downbeat-but-not-beaten vocals on new song “Worry Heart.” At points, her intonation recalls Suzanne Vega’s early work—it’s that tension between curling introverted thoughts and an ambiguous yearning for another, I think” (The FADER).
“At the moment there seems to be a vast array of experimental R&B out there, but this duo are head and shoulders above the rest” (Dummy).
“Sonically, it’s a perfect match for the perpetual gloaming of deep winter: subdued chords are framed by a skeletal kick-and-stick arrangement, buoyed up by a periodic injection of smooth, lumbering bassweight. Singer Evelyn Mason’s voice doesn’t stray beyond a sepulchral sigh, just the barest wisps of soul curling off it like smoke” (FACT).
“…Mason’s voice is close and confessional, like a soul singer giving a back-alley performance, like Julee Cruise at Twin Peaks’ Roadhouse bar” (Pretty Much Amazing).
“Vocalist Evelyn Mason voice drips slowly down the sonic walls of the warping-ly cold production. Think of the sound of the track as being similar to The Weeknd’s ‘What You Need‘, apathetic tendencies included (compliments, promise)” (Earmilk).