Was it hard for you to walk away, or did you have it set in your mind that music was the right thing for you?
It was definitely set in my mind. I’ve known for quite awhile that music is all I really wanted to do. But it was sad leaving school on the social level, because I was living in a dorm, which was so much fun. It was such a great experience. I loved everybody and all my friends. I even pledged to a sorority. That was a lot of fun and it was sad to walk away from that.
While in college, what was your academic focus?
When I was a freshman, I was still undecided on my major. That’s what really made me realize how much I want to sing and how much singing is my passion because I really didn’t want to do anything else. Nothing else really interested me. If anything, I wanted to do musical theater or something like that.
You are currently being marketed by your first name only. Was that a conscious decision?
It just sort of happened that way. Eva is my real name. It’s not a stage name or anything. I think the label just started having me go by just Eva. I’d never really thought about it before. At one point, I thought it would be cool to go by Eva Devora, which is my middle name. We didn’t really discuss it or anything. It’s what happened – Eva, just Eva.
For more information on Eva, visit her official MySpace page.