July 9, 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Toronto based indie-pop singer/songwriter Jade Hilton is set to release her second single of the year, “Evelyn.” The folk-pop track is a combination of earthy guitar, eerie strings, and haunting lyrics. Hilton attempts to tell a chilling story that still leaves you with wisdom and understanding.
Listen to “Evelyn”
Jade Hilton takes you back in time with her new single “Evelyn.” The track is based on the infamous Evelyn Dick from Hamilton, Ontario, who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of her son, and convicted of murder in the death of her husband.
Hilton notes: “I was inspired to write Evelyn after visiting an old mansion [now turned into apartments] in Hamilton, Ontario. I learned that Evelyn Dick once lived in one of the apartments. While living there, she would often court men outside of her marriage. She was later found guilty of brutally murdering her husband and baby. I really tried to understand what triggered her to commit these crimes. It was rumored that her parents abused her when she was young. Perhaps she was incapable of any compassion because she was never shown any during her upbringing. With memorable gothic architecture, and a dark story behind the mansion, I couldn’t help but let my imagination run wild. As a result, “Evelyn” was born.”
The single was produced by Jade Hilton, Kenny Muto & Aaron Paris. Mixed by Dominic “Dot” Okune and John Garcia.
ABOUT JADE HILTON
Heartfelt lyrics and emotive vocals have helped Jade Hilton evolve into her distinctive sound. The singer/songwriter fuses earthy folk melodies over lo-fi soundscapes. She began building a steady following by posting covers and originals on social media. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a scholarship athlete, she moved back home to Toronto and began releasing music featuring her indie-folk sound with R&B-pop production. She has performed live on center court at Rogers Cup Toronto, Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Fairmont Royal York Toronto, and at Ryerson University Frosh Week.
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