Eva Marie of Eva Under Fire talks “Love, Drugs & Misery”

Eva Under Fire have just released their long-awaited debut album Love, Drugs & Misery via Better Noise Music.

The breakthrough band has had a massive year, amassing over 19M streams since last September, for a total of 24M Streams-to-Date, Eva Under Fire are quickly becoming an unstoppable force in heavy music and will no doubt be headlining arenas across the globe very soon!

The Everblack Podcast spoke to Eva Marie about their incredible debut album ‘Love, Drugs & Misery’, working with Spencer Charnas for the single ‘Blow’, starring in The Retaliators movie, her profession as a therapist and how it influences her writing, jamming with Halestorm live and more!

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The Detroit-based band also released a new focus track called “Coming For Blood (ft. Matt Brandyberry of From Ashes To New),” along with an official music video. Although they had to push their album back due to the pandemic, the band saw great success with singles such as “Blow (ft. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills),” which is featured in The Retaliators soundtrack and now boasts over 8M streams across the globe, their collaboration with Jonathan Dörr,  “Comatose,” Unstoppable,” and the Sno Babies soundtrack single “Heroin(e)” earning over 24M streams. This album is filled with a diverse selection of music, with each track sounding different to the last.

Thrilled to finally be sharing their body of work, lead singer Eva Marie commented, “I’m really excited for people to finally hear this album in its entirety! All of us grew up playing together in the bar scene, including the producer we worked with on this album. So to finally be here feels surreal. The album title Love, Drugs & Misery is naming the themes you’ll hear in each of the songs. Conceptually, the title is meant to be a sequel to the old adage “sex, drugs and rock n roll.” I think that generation had a great time, maybe had a little too much fun, gave birth to our generation, then spun out of control and now we are left with “love, drugs, and misery.”

Reflecting on the collaboration, From Ashes To New’s Matt Brandyberry said, “I am always flattered when another artist thinks of my voice and lyrics when creating music.  After hearing the track “Coming For Blood,” my part was an immediate reaction, which in my experience is the truest contribution I can offer listeners.  I am happy I could be a part of the essence that brings this song to life.”

Ahead of the release of their debut album, the band’s official music video for “Blow” gave fans a sneak peek of the band’s frontwoman Eva Marie’s onscreen acting debut in a pivotal scene of The Retaliators. The film, which premieres in theatres across the globe on September 14, also features Charnas and some of the biggest names in rock: Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, All Good Things, Cory Marks. Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx co-wrote and recorded the title song of the film.

This past May, Eva Marie wrote columns for Loudwire in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, drawing on her personal and clinical experiences as a licensed therapist. The band’s lead singer daylights as a therapist and moonlights as a rock star.
For insight into issues such as anxiety, substance abuse, body image, and grief, and to get an inside look on the themes tackled in the band’s music, read Eva’s columns HERE.

If you think rock n’ roll fairy tales are a thing of the past, you haven’t met Eva Under Fire. These Detroit rock upstarts got their start five years ago and instantly began cutting their teeth in the underground rock scene, building an enthusiastic fan base the old-fashioned way. However the band’s trajectory shifted toward the stratosphere when they sent an unsolicited demo to Better Noise Music, who recognized the band’s hybrid of rock, metal, pop and classic rock as something wholly unique.

That said, it took a lot of hard work for them to get to this point. The group’s roots go back to 2015 when Eva, guitarists Chris Slapnik and Rob Lyberg, bassist Ed Joseph and drummer Corey Newsom, decided to get together and write music that represented their diverse set of influences. The chemistry clicked and after releasing a well received full-length and two EPs, the band signed to Better Noise and spent the past two years working on their next album, their most ambitious and fully realized release to date.

Love, Drugs & Misery is out now