Updated: Jan 18
It's always fun to kickstart 2022 with a new addition of MySphera Artist Spotlight.
For this round, we chatted with artist & songwriter Eva Parmakova. We talked about her creative process, how she engages with her fans, tips for upcoming musicians and how the pandemic affected her.
She also has a new called "Drum", so be sure to give it a listen when you read the interview ;)
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi! My name is Eva and I am a 20-year-old artist and songwriter, who wants to create, move and inspire.
How did you start your career as a musician?
I've been into music ever since I was little, and have participated in several singing competitions. However, it was not until I participated in the fifth season of The X Factor Bulgaria, where I reached the final, that I was discovered by my first record label, Virginia Records. And the rest, as they say, is history...
As a musician, which platforms do you use to engage with your audience?
To be honest, it's all about Instagram and, even more so, TikTok these days! Both platforms, in my opinion, are a fantastic way to interact with your audience, both in their own unique way. But I'm not going to lie...there are times when I spend hours and hours just scrolling through TikTok and I'm not ashamed of it!
Can you describe your creative process? How do you write songs? Any tips?
My songwriting process is constantly changing and evolving. Sometimes, I'll come across some interesting chords on the guitar and begin improvising vocal lines. Other times, I'll find a sound or a sample that inspires me and begin creating from there. To me, the most essential thing is to simply go with the flow and see where my creativity leads me that day. I try to give every idea a chance, since you never know how great it can turn out to be! Additionally, if I am stuck on a particular section, I always take a break and return later with a new perspective.
Since 2019, the global pandemic has truly changed the world of music. How has it affected you? Did you do a virtual show?
I did, and it was a lot less strange than I anticipated. For me, it was also exciting to see how many different approaches there are to amp up a digital live act. The world of music did indeed change. I have become more confident in myself as a person and as an artist.
Can you share 1-2 tips for the upcoming musicians out there?
Though it can often be overwhelming to find your spot in the industry with the abundance of music released everyday across the globe, always remain focused on your goals, believe, manifest, and create!
What do you have planned for 2022?
Without a doubt, there will be plenty of new music and perhaps future collaborations.