“Blood,” was a labor of love, growth, and rebirth. Making this EP was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. The stories I had to relive to get an experiential, honest piece of work nearly tore me apart. There was blood on the studio floor when I was done recording, but there was also a lightness of being I’d never thought possible. I bled for this album and that catharsis led to me giving birth to a new version of myself that could shed the hauntings of my past. Those ghosts went into the mic and they stayed there. This work is me. My stories, my life; all that makes me, ‘me.’
Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” I never really understood what he meant until I wrote the lyrics for, then put vocals to, this work.
With humility and gratitude, I thank my producer/recording engineer/mixing engineer, Alex Venguer, for his patience, talent, and care. This music would never have made it out of my soul without him.
Critics’ Reviews – Excerpts
“Savarre has a wildly versatile vocal instrument; it’s capable of convincing lower register contributions as well as soaring highs. Evans gives “Art of the Bleed” a sense of stakes. She’s singing for her life here, leaving it all on the studio floor, but her control never allows the vocal to become overwrought. She doesn’t attempt to dominate the song. Instead, Evans works hard incorporating herself into the overall arrangement. Savarre is clearly intended as a band project rather than a glorified solo vehicle.”
“Her amazing range, crystal clear vocals, and soulful sound helps Shannon, who serves as the band’s front-woman, paint a vivid story through her words and emotions. SAVARRE feels like a cross between Adele and Carrie Underwood.”–UrbFlash
“She is a brilliant singer who can do anything to create music with an unfaltering authenticity that captures the attention of the listeners.”
“As the main vocalist, lyricist, and co-composer, Shannon’s raw and passionate voice brings the music’s iconic words to life. Her talent to narrate stories shines through in all of her musical productions. Her voice is a force to be reckoned with…”
“Her vocal delivery is majestic in its tone and presence, and she displays her vocal dexterity throughout the course of the song with a dynamic range of presentation. Particularly, as the song opens up leading into the ending climax, Shannon’s towering vocals take you on an extraordinary musical journey…. prowess and projection personified.”
“Her incredibly powerful voice makes a huge impact on the overall resonance of the track. She gives out a brilliantly potent vocal performance to make the song highly penetrative and convincing to the audience.”
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