Rising singer-songwriter and global citizen Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer the wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery.
The Maryland-based artist has just completed his epic Four Directions project which includes four EPs that were inspired by indigenous traditions he learned while teaching on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona.
His four part EP releases, All Roads East (2017) and Way out West (2018), Deep South (2019), and True North (2021) - imaginatively and intrepidly connect spheres and generations within a body of work that is irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and down-to-earth authentic.
The final piece of the collection, True North, released June 2021 with lead singles I Wanna Tell You and As It Is The EP was recorded during sessions with producer Taylor Rigg (Reno Royale) in a cabin in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The release has garnered attention from American Songwriter, as well as indie folk Spotify playlister Alex Rainbird.
Listen to Eli's sultry pop hit Walking Away, his low-fi indie single Be Your Someone, or his new folk anthem Anywhere We Can Go. A cross between The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers, Lev has opened for both Shooter Jennings and Lee DeWyze, and performed at The Kennedy Center and 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.