Up and comer, Evan Farrell comes from Stouffville, Ontario. At the age of just 19, Farrell brings deep, rich vocals and strong acoustics to his sound. The young artist was born in California, and his family moved back to Canada when he was five years old. Farrell grew up playing hockey and baseball, and picked up the guitar when he was twelve years old. Songwriting came when he was fifteen.
It was two years ago, when graduating from high school, that Farrell stood on a stage with classmates taking their various paths to college and university, that he couldn’t think of anything he’d rather be doing than writing music and performing.
Inspired by the early success of Scotty McCreary, who won American Idol at the age of seventeen, Farrell takes inspiration from him, along with Josh Turner, and Toby Keith.
Farrell took his first trip to Nashville in February 2020, and making the most of the trip spent most of it songwriting. After posting a song by Jesse Slack on his Instagram story, the co-writer of the song, Darrell Scott reached out to Farrell. They ended up connecting in Nashville, along with Jade Eagleson, for a writing session.
Farrell really believes in writing genuine lyrics. “I don’t write songs about pushing dirt on a tractor; I didn’t grow up doing that so I wouldn’t have any connection to the lyrics.”
Farrell’s first single is out today, titled “Out There Somewhere“. The message in the song is a testament to the way Farrell looks at life … whatever’s coming is out there somewhere. “We don’t know where we’re going to be in 5 or 10 years, but whatever’s coming for us is out there somewhere,” is how he describes it. The song is meant to be happy, and uplifting … a reminder to enjoy the ride while you can. “Out There Somewhere” will be just what we need to get us through to Spring.
What’s Evan Farrell listening to right now? He’s a fan of Canadian favourites like Meghan Patrick, Jade Eagleson and James Barker Band. He’s also listening to Morgan Wallen, Matt Stell, Walker Hayes and Eric Church.
As Farrell looks forward to responses to “Out There Somewhere“, he’s looking forward to any opportunity to play a show, since a lot of shows he’d booked in 2020 were cancelled due to the pandemic. He’s excited to release a weekly cover series on social media, and gaining some momentum through 2021.
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