The genre-bending release documents an intimate coming-of-age tale
17-year-old singer-songwriter Evann McIntosh has unveiled their genre-defying body of work, Character Development. Featuring the singles Electricity and COCO PEBBLES, the record documents the journey from adolescence to adulthood, serving as a coming-of-age tale playing out across eight tracks.
Weaving together dark alt-pop and dreamy R&B, with threads of hip-hop, jazz, and funk, McIntosh brings intimately dissects their own psyche, touching on gender identity and sexuality, freedom, and self-expression.
“This record is all about growth and change,” McIntosh explains. “I’m always evolving, and this project is the sound of that transformation, of one version of myself giving way to the next.”
Character Development follows up the musicians debut body of work, MOJO, which embraced and championed the aspects of their identity that had previously brought confusion. McIntosh worked on the release with longtime collaborator Jesty Beatz, with the pair crafting the record together from different remote locations.
Earlier this year, we caught up with McIntosh to chat about their single. Read the interview here!
Character Development is out now!