Evie Irie is a 16-year-old up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Not too long ago, she released a music video for her “The Optimist” single.

“The Optimist” music video

“Where all the dark clouds go? Silver linings of you go. Overnight this angel found her halo. I don’t really feel bad news anymore. Walking through walls like an open door. I’m shutting down the negativity, I’ll find the optimist in me. And it’s all good and it’s all bad. I’m giving in to love, I’m sick of being sad. I could be happy, I could be happy all the time.” — lyrics

‘The Optimist’ tells a heartfelt tale of an unhappy young woman who wakes up wearing (in her opinion) a “disgusting smile”.

The moody tune contains a relatable storyline, pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the song possesses lush instrumentation scented with an emo-pop aroma.

Evie Irie

Evie Irie press photo

Evie Irie is a name you should remember and an exciting new artist to watch. The bubbly newcomer creates songs rooted in the experiences of her sisters and their friends.

‘The Optimist’ is featured on her debut EP, entitled, “5 Weeks in LA”.

As the title reflects, she wrote and recorded the project over a 5 week trip to Los Angeles that also landed her a record deal with Republic Records.

Evie Irie – “5 Weeks in LA” EP

Evie Irie - “The Optimist” cover

“I’m singing to myself, because in the song I’m the reason why I’m being bitter, because I’m judging myself and I’m thinking everyone is judging me—when really I’m my own enemy. The song is me escaping that mindset.” – Evie Irie in regards to the first single, “Bitter”

We recommend adding Evie Irie’s “The Optimist” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.


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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, music insider, journalist, award-winning screenwriter, recording artist, and Editor-in-Chief at Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, Vibe Magazine, Centric TV, HOT 97, Essence Magazine, and much more. Thomson has also co-written non-fiction books such as "Do Right Do Good", a guidebook towards vision-fulfillment and entrepreneurship, endorsed by Russell Simmons and Dr. Dennis Kimbro; the award-winning relationship book, "Single Man, Married Man"; and his solo effort, "Take a Look… There’s Money All Around You!", which highlights the keys to becoming prosperous. Not too long ago, Thomson received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Show your support by downloading Thomson's award-winning book series, entitled, THREE BLACK BOYS, via Amazon.com.

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