Eli Lev – Cardinal Directions

[ENG] This Washington D.C.-born singer-songwriter has a unique way of promoting his mini albums. Eli said that there are four projects will have released use the name of the four cardinal directions as an outline. One of them entitled “All Roads East” has been available on several music platforms. “It’s like four projects as a whole under the same series. Next, I will have another EP in 2018.”

On his first mini album, he has produced five song titles. There are “Making Space”, “Go Down”, “Just Trying To Get Home”, “Long Way Back to Shonto”, dan “Growing Up and Growing Down.” However, the recording process takes a long time, which is about six months. “I went to the studio a lot. I have to find the right musician, the producer, and songs. It takes a long time to record it.” Besides duration, Eli also needs to prepare every lyrics, melodies, and chord well. “I keep playing it over and over again for good results,” he added.

After “All Roads East” was published on November 17, ago, Eli did not appear as a soloist, but he asks Bojan Novevski (bassist), Dante Frisiello (guitarist), Corey Thuro (mandolin) and Michael Miraglia (drummer). Together, they now appear as a full band known as Eli Lev & The Fortunes Found.

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[IND] Penyanyi sekaligus penulis lagu kelahiran Washington D.C. ini memiliki cara unik untuk mempromosikan mini albumnya. Eli mengatakan bahwa terdapat empat karya yang siap dirilis dengan menggunakan nama empat arah mata angin sebagai garis besarnya. Satu di antaranya yang berjudul “All Roads East” telah tersedia di beberapa platform musik. “Ini seperti empat proyek secara keseluruhan di bawah seri yang sama. Berikutnya, saya akan memiliki EP satu lagi di tahun 2018.”

Di mini album pertamanya, ia telah menghasilkan sebanyak lima judul lagu. Antara lain “Making Space”, “Go Down”, “Just Trying To Get Home”, “Long Way Back to Shonto”, dan “Growing Up and Growing Down.” Meski demikian, proses perekamannya membutuhkan waktu yang cukup lama, yaitu sekitar enam bulan. “Saya sering pergi ke studio. Saya harus mencari musisi, produser, dan lagu-lagu yang tepat. Butuh waktu lama untuk merekamnya.” Selain durasi, Eli juga perlu mempersiapkan setiap lirik, melodi, dan nada dengan baik. “Saya terus memainkannya berulang kali agar hasilnya terdengar bagus,” imbuhnya.

Setelah “All Roads East” dipublikasikan pada tanggal 17 November kemarin, Eli tidak tampil sebagai solois, melainkan mengajak pemain bas Bojan Novevski, gitaris Dante Frisiello, mandolin Corey Thuro, dan drummer Michael Miraglia. Bersama-sama, kini mereka tampil sebagai sebuah band utuh yang dikenal sebagai Eli Lev & The Fortunes Found.

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