Eva is new to the music scene but is already making a big splash with dance songs such as "Not My Daddy" and "Fashion Show." Get to know more about Eva in this exclusive interview.
Nightspots Magazine: Hi, Eva. Did you survive New York's Pride?
Eva: Yes, it was a lot of fun! I was exhausted. I slept most of the day on Sunday.
NM: Did you perform at clubs there?
E: I performed at two in New York then in Philadelphia.
NM: Everyone has been talking about the passing of gay marriage in New York.
E: Yeah, it happened while we were there. It was really cool.
NM: How is your "life like a Fashion Show?"
E: [laughs] Especially in the more recent years I have gotten into clothes and designers. I don't necessarily get a lot of it but I am more knowledgeable of new designers. I try to save up and get some nice stuff. Being in LA, I am used to being around it more. It is part of your lifestyle here.
NM: I like shopping at Melrose and the stores there.
E: I love Melrose.
NM: You have worked with amazing artists already like Lupe Fiasco, Snoop Dogg, and Scott Storch. How did you get connected with these guys?
E: Through the label in the music industry and contacts from people who know them. It is all about knowing people.
NM: What was it like working with Snoop Dogg?
E: It is so cool to say I have worked with such a legendary guy. He is super nice and very into what he was doing. He gave me advice and helped me a lot. He was a lot of fun.
NM: You have a new single "Ashes," with a video of your tour. Did you play Ring Around the Rosie when you were a kid?
E: Of course.
NM: Did you know that song is actually about the Black Plague?
E: Yes, I even said that but I didn't write the song. The producers came up with that one. It is a good song and catchy. People seem to like it.
NM: Did you take dance classes to learn your moves?
E: I did take dance classes but I'm not a professional dancer. I was a cheerleader as a kid so I have that background. Since I have been in LA I have been dancing a lot. Shane Sparks is my choreographer for my shows. He pushes me a lot, which is nice because it makes me better. I have such great backup dancers. They help me out a lot. I am not getting to that point where I can call myself a dancer.
NM: I heard your dancers are hot. Where is Shane from?
E: He is from So You Think You Can Dance? and America's Best Dance Crew. He's awesome.
NM: What is your song "Not My Daddy" about?
E: It's a fun song that Ke$ha wrote. It is a girl power song telling the guy "you are not my daddy. I will do what I want and don't tell me what to do."
NM: She keeps writing for people like Britney. Are you going to make a full-length album?
E: I hopefully have recorded plenty of songs to make an album. It is just about timing at this point. We are waiting for the singles to hit first. I want to get my name out there a little more and come out with the album.
NM: Is this your first time in Chicago?
E: Yes, this is my first time and I am so excited!
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Eva performs at Parlour, 6341 N Clark, on July 8. Click on www.parlourbarchicago.com for details.