E. ALVIN is minimalism spiked with a synthetic vibrance. Relying on
heavy bass, moody melodies, and honest lyricism, E. Alvin cultivates an
individualized world of his own. With sonic similarities to filmmaker John
Carpenter and the likeness of left-field pop/experimental-r&b singers such
as Broods, Banks, SOHN, etc, E. Alvin still finds a way to uphold his
With two full E. Ps under his belt, it was no surprise recognition would
follow. In 2016, E. Alvin made his debut with a body of work entitled
"MIDAS". It was an eclectic collection of five songs that exhibited his knack
for pop and r&b.
In 2017, E. Alvin released a more polished follow-up record entitled "Masochist", with a crunchy, synth-punch lead single that caught the attention of Linq Magazine.
2018 was full of self reflection. E. found himself hiding away in the studio for days at a time, experimenting. Mid year, he teamed with AWAL, penning them
as his distributor and in early September, E. released his single “MANTRA”, a ghosty, ambient confession about anxiety. A follow up single was released in
late November entitled “BODY” with an accompanying visual. It was a more aggressive tone and reached 5,000 plays on Spotify within the month of it’s
release. A strong start for an independent artist hailing from a rural town in eastern Connecticut.
“BAD FOR YOU”
E. Alvin is setting to release far more music in 2019, periodically putting out singles that strongly refine and establish a signature style. The leading single of
the year is entitled “Bad For You”, a brooding and unapologetic confrontation towards an abusive ex. Accompanied by sinister synths and punching lyricism,
E. delivers a new side of vulnerability with a bit more bite than his recent single, "BODY". Set to release February 28th, not too long after Valentine’s Day,
"Bad For You" is the song that reassures listeners there is strength in turning a cold shoulder to the person that hurt you.