Eves Karydas has offered up a handful of stripped back tunes for Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home during a year which has seen live shows become a rarity.
2020 looked like it was set to be a major one for Eves Karydas, but then, COVID happened. Emerging from a global writing trip in 2019, the acclaimed musician returned with “Complicated” back in June, her first new single in two years. With tunes up her sleeve, and plenty more still to give, Karydas bestowed upon us another ray of hope in a bleak year by way of the exceptional “Get Me So High”.
Now, with mere days to go until the end of 2020, Eves Karydas has become the last artist to perform for ‘In My Room’ this year, offering up a trio of stripped-back songs from her parents house in Brisbane.
Sitting before her childhood piano (which is so out of tune that it dictated the use of a guitar), Karydas dips into one of her older tracks, giving us an insight into the writing of the beloved “Further Than The Planes Fly”.
“I wrote this song in London a couple of years ago when I was living there, and I had just fallen in love for the first time,” Karydas explains. “So I wanted to capture that moment.
“It’s a very distinctive memory for me. I was on my way home from the studio and I was sitting on a bus – one of those double-decker London red buses – and the sun was setting, and there were planes taking off on the horizon.
“It painted this scene. I was sitting there on the bus and I got this text from a guy and it didn’t say much, I think it just said ‘Hey’, but it lit up my entire world. So I wanted to capture that moment in a song.”
Soaring and emotive, the track captures just what it is that has made Karydas one of the most exciting artists on the Australian music scene today.
As she continues her brief set, she offers up a rendition of latest single “Get Me So High” (“this song is pretty much the result of three girls sitting in a room talking about their disastrous love lives,” she explains), before closing things off with the mesmerising “Complicated”.
Check out Eves Karydas’ performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, her latest single, “Get Me So High”, was officially released back in November.