The official music video for Meridian premieres in Jazziz Magazine!
Video Producers: Clizia Corti and Adison Evans
Videography: Clizia Corti
Drone Videography: Tobia Borgogni
Location: Crete Senesi, Tuscany
After paying tribute to her musical heroes on 2016’s genre-bending debut Hero, Evans’ own compositions and musical prowess take center stage on Meridian over the course of dynamic tracks that are at once lively and pensive. Inspired by the Tuscan countryside Evans considers a second home, Meridian can be considered her love letter to nature.
The music heard on this aptly titled sophomore album is inspired by the feeling one experiences whilst standing alone in nature, breathing in fresh air, feasting the eyes on wonders of the earth, reflecting, and recharging from the chaotic world we live in.
In 2014, Evans brought two and a half very busy years of touring with both Beyoncé and Jay Z to a close in Paris. Upon doing so, she realized that the bustling, chaotic energy of New York City did not present the most apropos return destination for her. In the interest of wanting to be able to speak another language fluently, Evans made the brave decision to move to Asciano, a small countryside village atop a hill outside of Siena in Tuscany.
Upon arrival, Evans opened the front door of the farmhouse she had retreated to, looked out among the eternally rolling hills peeking through the early morning fog, and taking a breath of fresh air, felt as though she had walked into a dream. “I knew I was exactly where I needed to be”, explains the 27-year-old Juilliard graduate.
Album opener “Meridian” is a brief yet pensive piece, which conveys the power of strong melodies, particularly when they are repeated and developed. For Evans, simple and effective melodies like this create cohesiveness and for her, a particular sense of meaningfulness.
“It is an opening statement to the album that focuses on the connection of the group as a whole, and achieves energy and depth through dynamics, sound, and nuance. This song is a loving reminder that we are all connected, to the earth and to each other.”