Today’s song is “Brawler” by Eva Schubert. Hailing from Vancouver, Canada Schubert is a talented musician with some beautiful vocals.
Schubert has a diverse style that has been dubbed “vintage jazz.” Her amalgam melodies are inspired from jazz greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Billi Holiday, and Nina Simone. She gets her bluesy influence from icons Etta James and Leonard Cohen.
The single “Brawler” is off Hot Damn Romance her third release which came out last month. The song instantly attracts the listener with its upbeat and enticing piano riffs. The funky jazz beats are greatly complemented by her sassy and humorously sinister lyrics.
Schubert says she wanted to keep an authentic vibe in her music. “The essence of this EP is real musicians, playing live in studio together. I deliberately avoided electronic sounds because there is something direct and resonant about the musicianship, and we wanted to showcase that. Also, what I think a lot of people love about old school jazz is this very quality of sound, which often gets lost in the jungle of contemporary production. The other characteristic of vintage jazz is fresh and thoughtful lyrics, which is something I tried to bring to this as well.”