Press Release courtesy of East of Eli
East of Eli is the stunning musical project from singer-songwriter Nathan West. Blending cinematic folk, pop melodies and modern electronic sound, East of Eli has been garnering both critical and popular acclaim since it's formation in 2014. After the success of his debut single "Nowhere", East of Eli is set to release the infectious pop anthem "Childsplay".
"Childsplay" details the feelings of falling in love for the first time and features his wife actress Chyler Leigh (Supergirl, Grey's Anatomy) on backing vocals. The electro pop single is a poignant coming of age story with West brilliantly detailing the confusion, excitement and anticipation of first love. West confides "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. 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".
"Childsplay" is off of East of Eli’s upcoming release Lost Transmission. Lost Transmission thematically draws it’s influence from all the transmissions sent to outer space in hopes of connecting with other intelligent life. It’s symbolic in nature of releasing a new album or song.The new album is the evolution of that journey, with songs dedicated to all three of his children, his wife and himself, that “connect with humanity through the music.” West reveals.
East of Eli has received critical acclaim with American Songwriter noting West as an artist on the rise. East of Eli has also found success performing at top venues throughout Southern California including a recent sold out gig at the Troubadour and Soho House.
We look forward to seeing what East of Eli got planned next.