Melbourne songwriter and producer Evan Klar returns with his new single, Illusions. Produced by Kilian & Jo, the genre-bending track fuses together influences of house, pop, soul and trap.
Set to feature on the musicians forthcoming EP, the catchy track conceptually finds Klar in search of happiness through self-confession. Feeling like a hidden gem from a Post Malone record, Illusions places the musicians vocals on centre stage, captivating listeners whilst he blurs the lines between singing and rapping.
The release is accompanied by a visual, directed by Adjani Autumn. The green screen centred clip sees the musician traversing landscapes, falling through the sky before landing on busy city streets in a cardboard box home. Speaking of the creation the clip, Klar shares, "It’s a trip watching this video back, there’s a lot of subconscious going on but I think I'm trying to share what I’ve been learning in my own life. I’m practising self-care and I'm gathering tricks that are really working. I guess in the song I call them illusions. My amazing film friends Andjani Autumn and Ivarr Jacobsen made this video for me. What’s so crazy is they take my thoughts and recreate them almost exactly as they are in my head."
Born in Perth, raised in Singapore and now residing between Berlin and Melbourne, the self-confessed pop addict spends all his time producing music for both himself and other artists. With his finger on the pulse, this year has seen Evan work with a new wave of Australian indie-pop artists including Ainslie Wills, Mallrat, Tyne James-Organ, Essie Holt and Alice Ivy.
Klar recently co-wrote and produced Kate Miller-Heidke’s album Child In Reverse at Fall Back Studios in Melbourne, a studio which he built with his brother, Daniel Niedermeyer. Evan's recent collaborations include Tobias Kuhn (Milky Chance), Konstantin Kersting (Tones & I), Hailey Collier (David Guetta), Roy Kerr (London Grammar) and many more.
Illusions is out now! Watch the music video below.