by Thomas Bedward September 24, 2021
Inspired by the darkwave sounds of the ‘80s, wrapped in the Gen X soul of the ‘90s, tied together by the new millennium electro-clash energy of New York City in the ‘00s, LEVVELS blends the subtleties of each influence’s nuances and ushers them into the modern era.
Working with the Los Angeles based production and songwriting duo HEAVY (Lovelytheband, The Unlikely Candidates, Chase Atlantic, Goo Dolls), LEVVELS has put together an initial release that has been compared to a modern sounding Depeche Mode mixed with the intense refinement of the Killer’s Hot Fuss...had its origins been a late night/early morning Los Angeles after-hours party instead of the bright lights and failed dreams of Las Vegas.
With their first single ‘Keep Me Alive’, LEVVELS taps into the franticness of desire amidst a waning connection, all while craving one more taste of lust that has been lost. Shrouded in an energetic pace that builds relentlessly, it leaves one wanting to fully dive into the sins and sounds that exist at the deepest levels of the human experience.
Shifting to their second release ‘Personal’, the bass groove launches you into the arms of life’s most passionate moments. The drumbeat drives your desires directly onto the dance floor and the vocals hit urgently, bringing the listener full force into the passion and complexities of wanting what you have while craving what you don’t. In LEVVELS, you get it all.
A brilliant new video and single from darkwave band LEVVELS, ‘Personal’ is all about the "mental and physical anguish of opening yourself up in order to be close to someone. The pleasure and pain, the back and forth, the passion and distraction, the friction and the harmony." confides Ty of the band.
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