The son of a music teacher, Australian-German Evan Klar grew up in a home surrounded by music but admits he never had any real intention to follow the path. “There was just a lot of bashing around with instruments,” he says, with a shrug. “But I never really thought about doing it seriously.” It was while living in the UK that, simply by chance, Stef fell into the industry in a more serious sense, landing gigs, or, “tinkering for friends on bass, keys and guitar” as he so humbly puts it, as a session musician for a number of artists, including Alex Metric and Charli XCX. Yet, despite cutting his teeth in this world of live gigs and high-profile festivals, this musician considers his session experiences very different from his solo moniker, known simply as Evan Klar. Exactly like a journey, DEEPEST CREATURES is composed with a beginning, middle and an end and with an overall tone of optimism, curiosity and motivation at the heart – a reflection of the artist himself. “Nothing about me is a recipe for rock and roll,” he laughs. “I’m into being healthy and taking care of myself, so I like to think that my songs are motivating and might help get people out of rough places.” He adds, “I can’t see how anyone could be unhappy making music, it’s when I’m most happiest and I hope this inspires someone listening to it and takes them somewhere.” Not unlike the escapism one feels when immersed in a great tale, he agrees.