by Daniel Warren Hill
There is lots to love in each of Eli Lev’s recordings. He manages to bend and manipulate various influences from multiple genres in a way that serves the individual song while at the same time placing his signature sound at the core of each one. “Be Your Someone” is a well-polished expression of love that rivals anything by John Mayer from a songwriting standpoint, and will certainly be appealing for fans of Mayer from a production standpoint.
There are some really heavy lyrics in various spots in the song such as, “If you hate me, you’re supposed to. I’m that someone, you lean all your weight on,” and each of these moments return to the song’s central theme of: “Tonight, just let me be your someone.” It is a confidently delivered, and therefore convincing message for those of us who at times feel invisible, much like one of the characters in the moving and heartfelt music video, which you can enjoy below.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
Kaelab Riyan Folks is a singer/songwriter from Staunton, VA. Short and sweet, his genre consists of a pop-like R&B sound. He is known as a hopeless romantic, and he likes to make his music about the realistic emotional encounters he has faced. We are just beginning to learn about him, but we see a ton of potential going forward!
His newest track is called, “Save Your Love” it definitely fits into his genre range. The piano chords that are the center piece of the instrumental are simple, but has that pop-element we look for that keeps your head bopping. His vocals are impressive, as he sings, “Save Your Love” during the hook which will easily get stuck in the listener’s head. One of our favorite parts of the track are his ability to vocally harmonize in areas. Check out the track below.