Leven Kali releases the first of 11 videos to illustrate his recently released project, HIGHTIDE. Each week will bring a new video for a song off the project tied with a charitable component important to Leven. The video will be followed by a “HIGHTEA” episode on Leven’s Instagram channel where he breaks down the video and directs his fans to more information on the charity connected and where to donate.
Passionately committed to the art of storytelling through his music, Leven’s video this week for song “Get By” is a powerful and moving visual centering around the Black Lives Matter movement juxtaposing today’s events with that of history. Follow the series on Leven’s YouTube and Instagram pages below.
“We wanted to find a way to bring life to HIGHTIDE and highlight some causes/organizations that we care about along the way. Each video is dedicated to one. With everything going on it felt right to start with GET BY to remind everyone that we need to keep moving forward together and keep using our power as a collective to make change” – Leven Kali on the conception of the video series.
ABOUT LEVEN KALI:
Born in the Netherlands and raised in Santa Monica, it doesn’t take more than one song to feel the soul and love deeply embedded in Leven Kali’s inspirational sound. His soothing voice and signature background harmonies have been making waves since his first independent single release “Joy” in 2017. Leven introduced himself to the music industry through a string of incredible collaborations and solo singles that year. Not bound by genre or style, he contributed to and was featured on projects such as Snoh Aalegra (Feels 2017), Playboi Carti (Self-Titled), Skrillex (HOWSLA), and Drake (More Life). Staying true to his roots, he remains surrounded by his hometown friends and family, crafting his unique and heartfelt sound with the people that he loves.
Leven signed with Interscope in the winter of 2017. In January 2018 he released his first single “Do U Wrong (feat. Syd)”. Critically acclaimed and culturally adored, the track amassed over 38 million global streams and served as the leading single for his debut project “LOWTIDE” in 2019. “LOWTIDE”, in conjunction with “HIGHTIDE” serves as a two-part project which reflects on Leven’s life in the past two to three years, precisely on the time period immediately after his signing. The project is nearly 30-minutes—that’s a typical car ride in LA (without traffic), and intentionally so. From Santa Monica to Hollywood or the Valley to DTLA, if you’re listening in the car, you’ll understand the musical culture Leven aims to create. A sensory, funk-filled, pass-the-aux-cord experience for you and your people to enjoy together.