NYC-based artist, blogger, and performer. A lover of thrifting, collector of Spotify playlists, and enthusiast of cheap wine.
For the LGBTQ+ community, self-acceptance is already a journey in itself, but the disapproving glares from family, friends and strangers can make that journey feel endless. The fight for justice, acknowledgement, representation and equality for those within the community truly is never-ending, but it’s also tiring to be in a battle whilst trying to live your life. Having to explain your heart, and constantly defend the way you’ve chosen to use it is exhausting and, frankly, not worth anyone’s time.
UK-based songstress Evie Balfe openly and proudly loves whomever she chooses. Even in the face of adversity, Balfe continues to live her brightest truth. Her latest single Toxicity focuses on the crusade of LGBTQ+ community to be treated fairly in public and in private. To be able to hold hands with the person you love without fear of oppression or retaliation from bigots—this is what Toxicity delves into. The track is a synth-ballad with Balfe’s dreamy, stirring vocals at the center of it all. “We are fighting, not abiding,” she so eloquently repeats. Toxicity is an ethereal battle cry that moves in waves, like the heaving of sighs or a melancholy drum that marches on. Love is love, and Evie Balfe pours a lot of it into this one.