Cinematic folk artist East of Eli (aka Nathan West) has released his newest single Child’s Play! Featuring his wife, actress Chyler Leigh (Supergirl, Grey’s Anatomy) on backing vocals, the new track details the feelings of falling in love for the first time. Described as an “electro-pop coming of age story”, the song details the confusion, excitement and anticipation of first love. “The reason behind the song was to help my son navigate the next five years of his life as he winces ever closer to the ‘coming of age’ years in his life” West explains. “I felt sharing my experience would give him much needed insight and perspective on what he may expect and also let him know he has someone on his side that can relate to on his own journey”. East of Eli is currently on the Lost Transmission global tour, in support of the upcoming EP of the same name, having just wrapped the European leg and with dates upcoming in Canada and Los Angeles.
East of Eli has received widespread acclaim from People Magazine, Hollywood Life, New York Post, Hallmark’s Home and Family, and American Songwriter, which lists West as one of their Artists on the Rise. East of Eli has also found success selling out top venues like The Troubadour in Los Angeles and New York’s Knitting Factory. Their infectious blend of cinematic folk and modern electronic sounds has landed them a dedicated fanbase all over the world, leading to sold-out shows in Paris, London, Berlin, Copenhagen. After a special performance at Liverpool’s famed Cavern Club, EOE received their ceremonial brick from the legendary venue and a future residency. Child’s Play and the previous single release Nowhere are on East of Eli’s upcoming EP release Lost Transmission (read all about the inspiration behind Nowhere and the new EP here!). Come hear them on the Lost Transmission tour at The Roxy on July 29th and in Vancouver at The Fox Cabaret on August 5th. Listen to the new single now!
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(cover photo credit: Bobby Quillard)