SOURCE: Singer/Songwriter Evie Archer

April 01, 2014 16:32 ET

Singer/Songwriter Evie Archer Emerges From a Time of Doubt, Confusion and a 'Life In Sand,' Whose First Single "Close To You" Is Quickly Rising on the BDS and Mediabase A/C Charts

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Evie Archer (www.eviearcher.com) has taken an amazing yet maddening journey toward her emergence as a singer/songwriter -- a time she chronicles throughout the personal and heartfelt songs on her debut album Life In Sand.

The album is an ode to the power of resilience. Archer is done being a starving artist and is now eating more organic foods, cutting out sugar and starches. The future is looking pretty optimistic -- more kindred in spirit to Archer's uptempo, piano driven romantic pop/rocker "Close To You" and the lighthearted "In The Dark" than to some of the darker themed gems that also populate Life In Sand.

"Close To You" recently made a powerful single week leap from #67 to #41 on the BDS (Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems) A/C Chart, and a single week jump on the Mediabase A/C chart from #82 to #54. It has also reached #4 on the Mediabase AC Independent Label Releases chart. 

The album was produced by Martin Briley, a renowned British singer/songwriter who's penned songs for Celine Dion, *NSYNC, Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins and Gregg Allman.

Foreshadowing the years that found her working a variety of jobs and studying numerous things before returning to her passion of music, Archer shifted majors frequently at Princeton University.  

Walking the same halls as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jimmy Stewart, filmmaker Ethan Coen and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, she made an adventure of academia on her way to becoming an Ivy League grad. She began in accelerated pre-med, switched to economics, then music before settling on English Lit. She loved Shakespeare, but that tattoo of a muted post horn on her forearm is a symbol from another book -- Thomas Pynchon's 60's novella "The Crying of Lot 49."

"The symbol appears throughout the book and the main character Oedipa uses it everywhere," says Archer. "She doesn't know whether it's a joke or a worldwide conspiracy or if she's just insane. My first years out of college, that's how I felt about my life, confused about what my path should be. I want to be a successful singer/songwriter who, through emotional honesty, helps people connect with their feelings and be their authentic selves."

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