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LISTEN: Eli Lev, “As It Is”

May 19, 2021

LISTEN: Eli Lev,

Artist: Eli Lev
Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Song: “As It Is”
Album: True North
Release Date: June 25, 2021

In Their Words: “‘As It Is’ started to reveal itself halfway through a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat I went on near the Florida coast at the beginning of the year. I experienced silent sunrises over the ocean and brilliant sunsets over the bay that brought on infinite color variations and led me to a unique insight that everything is changing while staying exactly ‘as it is’ in every moment. The melody and words for the song started coming to me very quickly after that, but I couldn’t use my phone or guitar to record them because of the guidelines of the retreat! I only got the chance to write down the lyrics five days later once the retreat concluded, which allowed for some very interesting melodic elements to develop and resulted in one of my most unique songs to date.” — Eli Lev


Photo credit: Taylor Rigg

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