Eudoxia Vervain

Eudoxia Vervain

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"...very nice and has a "psychotic" edge to it, which is cool and different... the substance of the songs is different and is unique. [It] kinda reminds us of Diamanda Galas meets Tori [Amos]." -Liza of Subkulture Records

Biography

In a nutshell, I am a dark solo female artist. My music is very different so it might shock you at first or you might think you've never heard anything like it. My songs are very personal and my music is special to me. It's either you like it or you don't. +Eudoxia Vervain+

As a solo female artist, EV has gone through a whole lot of musical experiences. she started writing songs and performing them to herself when she was 13. The first ever genre she wrote was rap so it's really unbelievable if you've listened to her current music that she was once a rapper. Eminem was her idol back then and she wanted to be like him. Back then, his songs were way better than the ones he's coming up with now. Her favorite will always be "Stan."

After doing away with rap, she decided to explore another style of making contemporary music. She was a classical musician, so the whole field was new to her. So after making that decision, she picked up her brother's classical guitar and used it as an acoustic guitar then taught herself how to strum chords and pluck some notes. Out of that, she created a rich collection of originals, occasionally using flute, recorder, piano, and percussion along with the guitar. And sometimes, she'd do away with the guitar and create songs with piano. "She Bleeds" was probably her first piano-vocals song. "Sad Story," however, was her real first song with complete instrumentation. When she finalized it, it was a piano-vocals-flute piece. She was really getting into the whole songwriting thing. She wrote mostly about her personal experiences and she once spontaneously made a song about a homeless man, which remains her favorite up to this day.

When she was around 15, she'd record demo tapes and give them to her friends. They liked her music and were really encouraging so she kept on making songs. Then a point came where she decided she needed to concentrate on only one principal instrument. It was between the guitar and the piano. She didn't want to decide on her own so she asked her friends. You can say she "surveyed" them. And the result was piano. Her friends told her that piano was a less common instrument for artists. She thought they made sense so she was convinced to concentrate on the piano.

That gave birth to Eudoxia. Before Eudoxia, her artist name was Virgin Suicide. But when she found out that a band in the States carried the same name, she switched to Eudoxia. And then she discovered that other bands around the world carried the same name so she decided to add "Vervain" to Eudoxia resulting in "Eudoxia Vervain."

You can say she was an experimental artist before becoming Eudoxia. She was trying different things and going through different phases. But when she settled down with the piano, she found herself creating spooky and haunting riffs. As a result, it crossed her mind that she might just be best off as a dark artist. And it helped that she somehow had a haunting voice.

Now as a dark solo female artist, she is influenced by many different styles including goth, dark music, and piano-vocals music. Her music is very different. People have called it strange, weird, and/or screaming and wailing, but even so, there are people who have found themselves liking it. She doesn't make songs that sound like the ones you hear on the radio. Her songs are very personal and she likes to write about her experiences and all the things she sees around her. She is now comfortable with what she does and she considers it the best job ever.

She desires to be a professional musician her whole life. She wants to live off and breathe on music. It is the biggest passion she has ever had and she simply cannot live without it. Her music is raw, honest, and sincere and with each song, there is a message that she wants to come across to the listener. That is why she wants to be heard by so many people. So she is hoping, even against odds, that one day she gets that very chance.

Lyrics

Hollow Night

Written By: Eudoxia Vervain

Deep in the night
The shadows come to play
Out to consume you
And take you away

Deep in the night
The vampires sing their song
Of pain and immortality
It all goes on and on and on and on...

Oh, oh
La la
Life is dreadful in this
world

Beloved, come to comfort me
I need the blood
that keeps me alive

It's a never-ending circle

It's a hollow night
Come and celebrate
But it's all empty here

Oh, power of the moon
Give me the energy to keep still
Oh, inspirational stars
Shine over me for I am ill

Oh, it goes on and on
This vicious cycle
I can't stop it at all.

Little Girl

Written By: Eudoxia Vervain

She's looking for her guardian angel
She's looking for a way
Out of harsh reality
Into an unbroken place

She's lost in horrorland
Like an ant caught in the sand
No grown up would hold her hand
But soon her world will change

Chorus:
She's a little child trying to find her way
Through all the horror and the pain
And do you even know that this little girl
Has rights which belong to her

Little girl
Do you hear her screams?
There's a little girl
Do you even care that

(Chorus)

Oh, this little child is suffering
So remove all her doubts and her pain
Replace them with good dreams and bright-colored candy canes
Let her know she has her own rights too

(Chorus)

Life Unfair

Written By: Eudoxia Vervain

She wants to know her name
Up to the point of going insane
But she's got no one to blame
She feels so dizzy on this plane

She moves across the room
Oh, dead flowers bloom
She's filled with gloom
Is her life going to doom?

Chorus:
Cry, run, trip, fall
Sort out this feeling of despair
Weep, scream, drop, crawl
Please calm down now even though life's not fair.

She opens her eyes from a disturbed sleep
She takes all eternity to weep
the path to light is way to steep
To climb and then you feel defeat

(Chorus)

Bridge:
Sick to the bone
Sick to the soul
Left out and alone
Left out in the cold
But please feel better
The darkness won't last forever

(Chorus)

Discography

- Diaries of A Girl (independent 6-track EP as Virgin Suicide, mid-2004)

- Eudoxia (independent 12-track self-titled debut CD, late 2004)

Streaming Tracks:

Eudoxia Vervain (location: www.soundclick.com/eudoxia_music.htm)

- Neverland
- Unpretty
- Song No. 0
- Fallen Star (Names Are for Tombstones mix)
- Doll's Head (cover of The Late Isabel's single)
- Happy Doll
- Tiger
- Hollow Night
- Fallen Star
- In an Empty Space
- Tragedy
- She Bleeds
- Cut
- Path to Glory
- Don't Take Your Life
- Life Unfair

Set List

4-6 songs if permitted
3-song sets if that's the requirement
*really, the number of songs she has in her set
just depends on the requirement/limit (she can do
up to more than 6 songs if needed)

Usual Set List:
- Happy Doll
- Fallen Star
- She Bleeds
- Tragedy
- Don't Take Your Life

Additional Songs if ever: (all of which are non-
album songs)
- Neverland
- Red Riding Hood
- Little Girl
- Unpretty

Covers if included in set:
- "Doll's Head" originally by The Late Isabel
- "Silent All These Years" originally by Tori Amos
- "Smells Like Teen Spirit" originally by Nirvana,
but what I play is Tori Amos' version
- "The Space Between" originally by The Dave
Matthews Band

*more covers can be possibly done as soon as she
masters and incorporates her own style to certain
songs she wishes to cover
*watch out for EV's Fiona Apple covers