BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Impassioned New Eves Karydas Video for ‘There For You’
Image by Clare Gillen
Over-produced pop star wannabes are five cents to the dozen; but discovering such a fiery young songstress as Eves Karydas is surely a moment of revelation.
Arriving in London from small town Australia in 2015, she quickly won praise from the likes of V magazine and The Guardian. And indeed, her striking new single “There for You” – co-produced by Chris Zane (Bat For Lashes) – betrays a remarkable songwriting maturity. Against the lush atmospherics, her breathy, impassioned voice challenges a lover (or possibly herself) to give her the respect she’s obviously due, admitting that, “I’m still grinding my teeth down on the truth,” before insisting, “No one’s gonna be there for you like I am / It’s gonna be worth the fight.” One might readily be reminded of Lorde, at least in terms of sheer intensity.
“’There For You’ was written shortly after I moved from Brisbane to London,” she explains. “I was a new person in a huge new city and I was feeling very vulnerable. I decided the only way to overcome that was to stop hesitating and throw myself wholeheartedly into my new life.”
The exhilarating accompanying video, which BlackBook premieres here, is Eves veritably saying, “This is me, take it or leave it.”
“I flew to LA to shoot it with Clare [Gillen],” she recalls, “and it was an absolute dream working with her; she really understands my weirdness and my quirks. I wanted the video to be very unguarded, to reflect the honesty of the song, no frills, nothing choreographed. It’s just me, with nothing to hide behind, running around in a semi-collapsing mansion, avoiding big holes in the floor and spiders.”