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Who Can Change" Review
Mystic Levello is back with a fantastic new studio work: Someone Who Can Change
(“Try To Be A Someone Who Can Change")
Mystic Levello has always made a huge impression
with listeners due to his ability to combine honest and spiritually deep music with
tuneful sounds and wonderful production aesthetics. There is much more than entertainment to Mystic Levello’s music. His songs are filled with meaning and they share a positive message with the audience, combining catchy melodies with meaningful lyrics, while also exploring a wide variety of influences, including adult contemporary, folk, pop, acoustic ballads,
& even hints of soul music.
His most recent studio release is a beautiful track titled Someone Who Can Change (also known as "Try To Be A Someone Who Can Change). This song has a personal and lush sound, with lyrics that explore deep and insightful topics related to personal growth and transformation through life. It’s so easy to get stuck in our usual routines, and even if we know that we would be better off by changing and letting go of bad habits, it is not always easy to do so. This song is a warm encouragement to try and become a type of person who can indeed embrace change. It might seem easy to do so, but it takes a lot of courage to change when you’re set in your ways.
“And you can tell me how it use to be, what good is that, if that’s now history, so try to be a someone who could can change”
This song has a positive aura, and it is very inspiring, going for a one-of-a-kind tone,
as it particularly speaks about those people who are always willing to believe in every word they’re told without digging deeper and trying to understand the true facts:
“Believing every word they’re told as if they’re really facts without the evidence or signs to prove, never really knowing there’s a source beyond the shadows spinning stories, just to hide what’s true”
The song kicks off with a soothing and immersive piano intro, and it
quickly morphs into a smooth verse. The percussive arrangement is
very soft, yet assertive in the way it seamlessly gives the song a
groove and a rhythm. Mystic Levello’s vocals are really soothing and soft-spoken in the verses, as he explores the lower registers in his vocals. However, he goes for a higher register during the choruses, while also layering his vocals in a very beautiful way. His singing actually makes me think of legendary artists such as David Bowie and Elton John, while also being incredibly personal and one-of-a-kind. This song comes from the heart, and every note is emotional and perfectly placed within the mix.
Ultimately, this song comes as yet another remarkable addition to Mystic Levello’s discography, as well as a great display of the artist’s songwriting skills. The song also affirms Mystic Levello as an artist who is incredibly creative and
unique, avoiding to get stuck in the usual norms of the genre, while also straddling the line between styles in order to come up a more intuitive and one-of-a-kind feel. If you take a deeper dive into the artist’s discography on streaming platforms, you’ll find that he actually has so much great material out there, and with every song, he explores a topic, providing a smooth and soothing soundtrack for his listeners. In the tradition of the best songwriters out there, Mystic Levello makes music that defies cliches and expectations, going for an
unparalleled sound. -------------------------------------------
Review from Band Camp Diaries
Who Can Change" Review
Mystic Levello takes his musicality to the next level with his new single ‘Someone Who Can Change’....
Philosophic singer Mystic Levello spins magic with a pinch of thoughtfulness in his new song ‘Someone Who Can Change’ that enthralls the listener at every level.
Wishing to change a world that constantly tells you to abide by its rules is a serious challenge. Aimed to change that narrative with his great musical endeavors, artist Mystic Levello has emerged on the scene with another impactful sound titled ‘Someone Who Can Change’. The singer possesses the ability to draw attention with his refreshing and classic melodies and has done that yet again with his latest release. The song urges humanity to bring change in society and has used the most meaningful and poetic verses to depict his intentions. The soundscape mesmerizingly fuses the traditional harmonies with the singer’s timeless voice that offers moments of epiphany. The artist’s soul-stirring vocal tune churns out the intended message in the best possible manner to captivate the attention.
Mystic Levello has always aimed at creating sounds that spark certain emotions in the listeners and has always succeeded to do it with his infectious sounds. The song ‘Someone Who Can Change’ also means, try to be someone who can bring the change, and the words penetrate deep into the mind that causes self-reflection. The song has a very playful and appropriately tuned musical setup that expands the artist’s intimate vocal style. Many people believe in misinformation and the song implores how we need to think for ourselves as well as for the people around us with a different perspective. A beautiful thought and an even soothing fusion of several heart-warming tunes, the song is sure to compel the listener to pause and reflect on the intention for a moment,
and likely long after the music ends.
Review from Daily Music Roll 2021
Who Can Change" Review
Mystic Levello’s Powerful Message of Change
Mystic Levello has become a frequent and welcome guest here at
The Static Dive. Since late in 2020 the insightful and prolific
artist has delivered a dozen singles. Through a series of
thought-provoking originals and well chosen cover songs he explores
different facets of the human condition. His songs are sometimes
deeply personal while others take a broad view of society as a
whole. In each case, he opens our eyes to a perspective which we may
not have considered before.
“Someone Who Can Change” is the latest single from Mystic
Levello, released worldwide to all major streaming services on July
17, 2021. On the new single he sings directly to the divisions of
our modern world. The song is a reaction to the social media noise
and myopic, angry political debate that surrounds us all. With a
simple and intimate arrangement of instruments, he suggests we listen rather than scream.
The singer calls on us all to let go of our own stubborn resolve and be open to the fact that reality is more nuanced than is suggested by the sound bites to which we cling. He delivers his message with exactly the right direct tone and matter-of-fact common sense that we all need to hear. He does so with a string of really clever lyrics like, “You can live inside your fantasy and never see your own insanity.” In many ways this song is in perfect alignment with one of the biggest issues facing our world today.
“Someone Who Can Change” is currently available on many of the popular streaming platforms as well as the Deep Indie Songwriters playlist on spotify. Get in the loop on the rich back catalog and future music to come from this extremely talented and visionary artist.
Review from Bob Smith, Static Dive
Who Can Change" Review
Step into a magical world of self-exploration with Mystic Levello’s new single ‘Someone Who Can Change’....
Mystic Levello draws attention towards another important message with his latest melody ‘Someone Who Can Change’ which is sure to add more value to his
body of musical works.
Fearless to add vocal to his thoughts and perceptions, an artist who is slowly but steadily bringing change in the industry and amongst the people with his self-reflective compositions is Mystic Levello. While thinking about humanity and trying to implement necessary changes for mankind, the brilliant artist has penned down his new song ‘Someone Who Can Change’. Change is the only constant in this mundane life and the artist with his brilliant writing skills has meaningfully shed light on the thought. The immersive words intertwined with the soft melodies and performed gracefully with his charming yet impactful voice sound like a timeless classic.
The song on a genuine level touches the heart. The impeccable songwriter doesn’t need any heavy-weighted instrumental sounds to state his point but lets his entrancing vocals win the hearts effortlessly. The song reflects on the reality we live in and emphasizes how everyone in the world is living life with so much misinformation. Asking the audience to be someone who can bring change and introduce a new perspective, the sounds creates a mellow space in the listener’s heart in which the lyrics breathe freely. The enigmatic singer’s soulful vocal melody takes the production in a new direction as it meanders freely on the introspective harmonies.
Mystic Levello’s compositions have always reflected on the truth of life as the singer believes in communicating introspective and meaningful songs to make an impact on society. The song ‘Someone Who Can Change’ sets the bar higher for others in terms of storytelling and creativity and the singer connects with the audience, especially due to his in-depth vocal tune. The song is personal and the singer has managed to offer an intimate touch by implementing mesmerizing melodic structures throughout. A master in communicating universal themes with utmost authenticity.
Review from Charles Edward, DMR
Comes The Real You" Review-------------------------------------------
This Profoundly talented artist brings in another dose of melodic brilliance with his spiritually driven rhythmic masterpiece, ‘Here Comes The Real You (Redux)’. There is an unexpected surprise in every step into the track in terms of its rhythmic arrangement and electrifying vocal performance. The poised blend of country instrumentation and his contemporary addictive vocal style amplifies the true impact of the song on the audience. Armed with his exceptional singing skills and ability to encapsulate the spirit of the entire generation through his vivid storytelling,
Mystic Levello has never compromised with quality in any of his creations. His latest single, ‘Here Comes The Real You (Redux)’ is no different from being a thought-provoking and pensive melodic work of genius. It brings us face to face with the dilemma when you realize someone is not the person you thought they were. This moment comes in almost everyone’s life at a certain point when the real face behind the mask is unveiled. Mystic Levello skillfully introduces us to reality through the acoustically pleasing sublime melody.
and philosophical journey.
Review from Charles Edward, DMR
Comes The Real You" Review-------------------------------------------
Mystic Levello’s New Look At The Real You
... In 2020 Mystic Levello embarked on a musical journey producing a series of introspective, insightful and spiritual covers and originals. With a fluid and timeless sound, his songs range from the sweeping and cinematic to the intimate acoustic. The common theme that runs through his repertoire is an inquisitive nature that seeks to understand the human condition and humanity’s place in the universe.
The song “Here comes the Real You” identifies that moment when a person’s true nature is revealed and all pretense fades away. This recent mix is a new, reimagined take on the song. The original version was a big spacious production with swirling synths and a dramatic U2-style drum and guitar build. “Here comes the Real You (Redux)” strips the song down to its barest essentials. In the past Mystic Levello has shown a penchant for 70’s era songwriters, as on his cover “Yesterday, When I was Young.” Here he returns to that vibe with a mellow, understated production that brings to mind the sound of great Pop/Folk singers of that era like Harry Nilsson and Jim Croce. “Here Comes the Real You (Redux)” is available on all streaming platforms. You can also hear the song on our Deep Indie Songwriters playlist.
Review from B. Smith, Static Dive
Had A Dream About You" Review
The enigmatic and philosophically astute Mystic Levello returns with positive vibes e sweet acoustic Country/Folk love song “I Had a Dream About You”.
Regular readers of our magazine and blog reviews are well acquainted with Mystic Levello. In late 2020 the otherwise anonymous singer/songwriter launched his project with the single “This Old Guitar.” Since then he has produced nine more songs, sometimes coming less than a month apart. Each track brings us to a deeper understanding of the artist’s vision.
Mystic Levello’s music ranges in style from quiet and contemplative Folk to lush Adult Contemporary. The arrangements are sometimes acoustic, sometimes ambient electronic. However, it is the content of his lyrics and the artist’s philosophical intent that defines his sound. From originals like “Here Comes the Real You” to his cover of the classic “Yesterday When I Was Young,” he encourages us to look both inward and outward to the people we love for happiness and spiritual peace.
“I Had a Dream About You” is the latest single from Mystic Levello, released worldwide to all major streaming services on June 17, 2021. This time the talented singer/songwriter delivers an uplifting Indie/Country/Folk song full of feel good vibes. As the title suggests, the song is a message to a loved one. It is an expertly executed and upbeat tune featuring a tapestry of high strung and fingerpicked guitars. In that setting he sings the simple and touching message, “Your love, it keeps me going. That’s all I know.”
“I Had a Dream About You” is now available on all streaming platforms and you can also hear the song on our Deep Indie Songwriters playlist at the Static Dive to connect with Mystic Levello and join him on his musical, spiritual and philosophical journey.
Review from The Static Dive
"I Had A Dream About You" Review
Mystic Levello is back on the scene with a brand new single: I Had A Dream About You.... Mystic Levello is an artist and songwriter who managed to set his sights to a higher goal: making music that could transcend barriers and genre definitions, in order to achieve some deeper soundscapes with a soothing and natural atmosphere. The song itself is a nice and charming acoustic affair, which sets the bar higher in terms of lyrics. Mystic Levello’s voice is the kind that speaks straight to the heart, and when he sings, you get a clear sense that he means every word he utters.
Ultimately, I Had A Dream About You stands out as a fitting introduction to Mystic Levello’s work, because it combines his love for great melodies with a beautiful lyrical narrative. While the artist is often focused on exploring new age sounds, this track has a bit more of a folk-inspired vibe to it, with a simpler arrangement which is largely based on some beautiful acoustic guitar tones, which are absolutely fantastic and one-of-a-kind. On this song, the production is really fitting with the overall mood of the track, which makes for a listening experience that is honest and personal. Mystic Levelllo’s music is so easy to relate to, and
I Had A Dream About You is definitely no exception. Fans of artists such as Bob Dylan, Donovan and John Denver are certainly going to appreciate Mystic Levello’s nuanced sound and distinctive sonic vision. I Had A Dream About You is a mesmerizing song that feels incredibly dynamic and distinctive, giving way to the artist’s imagination, and telling a beautiful story, not only through lyrics, but also through many beautiful sonic textures.
Review from Band Camp Diaries
"Long Before You" Review
Artist Mystic Levello continues his admirable artistic experimentation
with the dazzling new single, ‘Long Before You’. Merging uplifting
folk chords with a stylish rhythm and dreamy vocals, there is a true
sense of unification between the elements. Levello is a skilled
musician, not just in his unique voice, but in his ability to bring
layers of inspiration and genre to a single, streamlined sound. This
makes ‘Long Before You’ an ethereal wave of an experience to listen
Intimacy is a feeling that is
forefronted in ‘Long Before You’. Mystic Levello sings with a
conversational tone, full of control and careful enunciation, as he
reflects on the sheer preciousness of our Earth. In a time where to
pause and reflect is deemed unproductive, Mystic Levello gives us
that well-needed moment to stop and look around at what nature has
given us - and what we are losing due to our actions.
The lyricism is poignant and
anecdotal, full of historical and natural imagery: “Long before you
long before Adam met Eve / she was around, planting the world with
her seeds / she gave us the land, the beaches, the sandy seas /
giving us life, a place in the sun to breathe.” From Mystic
Levello’s view on the world, it is a work of art. It is the result
of craft and thought, from another person whose gardening has given
us the ultimate blossom. Although it captures a time long before us,
we feel personally connected through our humanity and shared
admiration for what the world provides.
The balance between religious
retellings and mystical actions produces a beautiful vision of
nature being more than us. ‘Long Before You’, simply, is a spiritual
experience as much as a song to sing along to.
However, aside from the undeniable
beauty that Levello’s lyricism has conjured up, there is a larger
purpose to ‘Long Before You’. The song is a warning of loss which
reaches its climax with the melancholy shift in the chorus. As we
are addressed with collective responsibility, an undercurrent of
low-tone synths occupy the instrumentation. The light-hearted strum
of the guitar mutes to meandering notes as Mystic Levello sings:
“She knows that we’re in danger / lost / out of touch / she only
talks to angels / she only looks with love.” Levello has a
well-balanced skill in his lyricism, crafting serious subject matter
with a small spark of hope. Whilst we are evidently in trouble,
Levello’s imagery of Eve is still a figure of benevolence and
reassurance. It is the perfect way to both highlight the extent to
which our world needs us to help, and that we can do so.
Mystic Levello further introduces
spoken-word elements, which is extremely effective in helping the
direct mode of address the song aims to achieve. Such aspects such
as spoken-word, predominantly acoustic instruments and percussions,
define ‘Long Before You’ as a quintessential New Age song. The
arrangement of the track encourages space for the listener to think
and reflect, whilst establishing a trance-like rhythm to focus
On the other hand, the sheer
unfiltered honesty of Mystic Levello’s brilliant lyrics means that
‘Long Before You’ dabbles in the prospect of being a protest song.
With the current age of climate emergency and rapid environmental
deterioration, there is an undeniable sense of urgency to be
proactive in the here and now - something which Levello perfect
portrays in this track. While we may enjoy the aesthetic and genre
elements of the song (in all their polished production), ‘Long
Before You’ cuts deeper than most current releases. Mystic Levello
demonstrates his distinctive artistry is as much an environmental
cause as it is an art form, and does so with a determination audible
Review from Faye Williamson
"It's Not That God (I'm Singing
Mystic Levello has just released
his latest track “It’s Not That God (I’m Singing About)”, a deeply
moving, introspective song that explores the ideas of faith and God
in a beautifully produced musical vessel. Based in Santa Monica,
California, Mystic Levello blends spiritual ideas with tranquil
instrumentation to create an encompassing song that will leave you
feeling connected to everything.
The song begins with a peaceful,
haunting string melody that creates the tone for the otherworldly
tune. Light percussion drives the song with confident bass lines and
guitar strums that fade into the enveloping orchestration like waves
on a beach. Just as you relax into the calm scene that has been set,
the lead singer’s voice enters with a whisper-like tone and a
textured, relaxed vocal fry as he sings “God’s everywhere, if God’s
anywhere”. As he sings the drawn-out phrase, rhythmic harmonies
appear underneath giving a preview of what’s to come with an
intriguing and mysterious undertow.
As the song continues, the meaning
of the lyrics come to light as they state, “It’s not that God I’m
singing about, it’s the one that lives inside of you”. Delivered
with a conversational, wholehearted tone, the lyrics continue “a travelling song within your heart that sings the way and tells you
what is true.” These beautiful lyrics resonate deeply like receiving
wisdom from a dearly trusted friend and, when combined with the
serene orchestration, lull you into a meditative state as you feel
them echo through your entire being. The lyrics continue to speak on
finding your truth, if you choose to find it.
There is an unmistakable feeling of
calm and positivity that this song exudes with each thoughtful lyric
and each orchestral swell. The narrative continues to unfold
acknowledging the feeling of not knowing if you are following the
right path or doing the right thing, but continuing to “keep the
faith and shine the light”, speaking of confidently going with your
heart and spreading love to others. The lyrics continue to describe
that, even through doubt, you can find peace and stillness with
those you love and have trust that what you feel is right, is right.
The addition of pedal steel late in the song adds an additional
flair to the instrumentation while also introducing a grounding
presence to the otherwise light and airy accompaniment. The song
fades in a fitting, ethereal fashion as swirling harmonies repeat
the poignant messages as they drift away.
With brilliantly supportive instrumentation and straight forward,
optimistic lyrics that resonate in your very soul, “It’s Not That
God (I’m Singing About” is the kind of song that will stick with you
long after the last note fades. Mystic Levello captures a deeply
moving feeling of peace and understanding in this song while
acknowledging the feelings of the doubt we all face with a poignant
and gentle reminder to keep the faith.
Review from Katrina Charles
Mystic Levello drags you to an unknown realm
with his latest single ‘Confused’. The name of artist, Mystic Levello, may be
primarily under the radar due to his experimental, atmospheric, and
spiritual compositions, but there is certainly more to the artist
than what meets the eye. The singer endorses a vocal melody that
begs for attention and the whole affair is heartwarmingly beautiful.
The voice grabs attention and loops it with its melodicity that
punches right in the gut. The transition from airy, sweet, and
melodic voice to something hypnotic is smooth, and the singer
effectively provides the right balance with his charming lyricism.
Recently the singer has allowed his creativity
to shine out with the music video ‘Confused’ that sounds like a
recharge for the soul. Unsurprisingly, the singer has injected every
kind of dreamy musical element to highlight his enigmatic vocal
quality, and the outcome is highly impressive. The singer’s husky
yet powerful vocal quality interludes softly with the striking
instrumental sound and build up the aesthetics carefully. The
melancholic synths, sparse electronic instrumentals, and subtle
strings composed of pure magnitude pull in the listener’s attention.
His ambition to offer a good and refreshing time to the audience is
genuine and the singer stands out tall with his creative light.
Mystic Levello is a profoundly talented artist
who believes in communicating thoughtful and deep messages often
spiritual in nature with universal themes and the latest single
‘Confused’ only works as a catalyst to fuel his genuine intentions.
The lyrics penetrate the listener’s heart with impact and deserve to
be heard more than just once to soak in the entire essence. The
singer possesses the ability to balance the thread of harmonious
singing and expressing explicitly in his compositions that is indeed
a commendable and rare trait to encounter in today’s time.
Review from Jennifer Stone / DMR
Had A Dream About You" Review
Upcoming musical artist and songwriter, Mystic Levello is delivering a soundscape of humility, spirituality, and inspiration. He recently came out with the single, ‘I Had A Dream About You’ that creates a melodic ensemble of acoustic progression. The subtlety and lyrical honesty of the song radiates alongside solid acoustic structural music that draws the audience’s attention immediately. The song spins a thematic depiction of love for those we hold close, whether or not they are physically still with us, and concludes in motivating and inspiring everyone to embrace His universal acceptance. The artist’s fond and reassuring voice as if acts as a bridge between the two dimensions bringing worldly and unworldly concepts into one entity.
Artist Mystic Levello’s music communicates the virtues of positivity, meaning, purpose, and thoughtfulness. Each song is written from the heart and emits spiritual and universal themes in its lyrics. The song ‘I Had A Dream About You’ takes the audience on a melodic and inspirational journey. Some of his other songs that have added to this scope include ‘Be With You’, ‘It’s Not that God (I’m Singing About)’, ‘Confused’, and ‘God’s Everywhere (Forgiving Ourselves)’. All his songs
seem to nourish the soul while revealing the path towards spiritual closure.
vocal soul and immersive depth draw the listener to its themes and
meaning. His music has a purpose that helps him to understand the
understated connection between lyrics and melody in a better light.
The song, ‘I Had A Dream About You’ captures the beauty and clarity
of the artist’s soul that stands as an important factor in garnering
audiences. His melodic interpretations radiate spirituality, meaning, and the acceptance of something greater than ourselves, giving his audiences guidance towards the light. From the thematic bliss to his melodic fillings, his
timeless music stands out from the rest and will most likely be with
us for years to come.
Review from H. Nelson, Daily MR
"Be With You" Review
Mystic Levello is a somewhat mysterious new presence in the music
world. There's not much known of this artist at this time. except
that his debut track was in 2020... “This Old Guitar,” seemingly, a
beautiful ode to the role music has played in the artist’s life.
Since then, this unique artist has taken to the new year with a
string of new releases.
In just a month he has dropped
four new songs; “God’s Everywhere (If God’s Anywhere)”, “Going
Through (Same Old Brand New Episode),” “Here Comes the Real You
(Radio Edit),” “Long Before You (Look with Love)” and the single “Be
With You.” In each case he examines a different aspect of the human
condition with a thoughtful and meditative vibe set to mellow Adult
Contemporary Pop music.
“Be With You” opens on a ethereal
mix of ambient and percussive synths. As the song’s mellow but
driving rhythm slowly builds, the singer delivers a personal and
heartfelt love letter to the object of his affection. Vocally,
Mystic Levello alternates between a spoken word delivery and a
softly sung tenor. The sweeping musical arrangement, romantic lyrics
and the singer’s intimate vocal style brings to mind the cinematic
and emotional music of artists like Neil Diamond, Harry Nilsson or
some of the more melodic work of Leonard Cohen. You can follow the
links here, to connect with Mystic Levello and get in the loop on
all of the current and future projects from this talented
Review from Static Dive
"It's Not That God (I'm Singing
Comfortably reminding the power of God, singer Mystic
Levello gives out a dreamy spiritual performance in his new song and
music video ‘It’s Not That God (I’m Singing About)’
Spinning magic all over the genre of pop and
gospel with his mystical voice and other addictive melodic
qualities, a singer who is driven with the sole purpose to install
faith and positivity in the lives of people is Mystic Levello. The
charismatic singer weaves the strains of pop, gospel, and R&B in the
most captivating manner, letting the listener dig deep into his
creative mind. The artist is known to craft mesmerizing and soulful
music that intertwines various diverse melodies aimed to soothe the
hearts of the listeners. He is a powerhouse of skill that is most
rarely possessed by artists of his range. Having already carved a
solid path towards a fulfilling future, the singer has most recently
dropped his new music video titled ‘It’s Not That God (I’m Singing
About)’ that is sure to enthrall the listeners with his compelling,
evocative verses. The singer’s soul-stirring vocal melody sounds
fresh and directly hits the listener’s senses. Dominated by simple
yet striking harmonic rhythms in the background, the resonant vocals
of the singer churn out the message intended to be shared. The
poetic words invite the audience and ask them to place their faith
in the spirituality of something deeper and greater than themselves.
Accompanied by an engaging video that has been
thoughtfully put together by Mystic Levello, the musical composition
highlights the presence of God and empowers everyone to place their
faith in him. Focusing on the themes of love, life, and much more,
the song ‘It’s Not That God (I’m Singing About)’ honestly describes
the power of God and with comforting music, the singer cements the
overall mood. The kind of proficiency the artist has displayed in
his previous releases caters largely to his present-day success.
It’s a beautiful melody that deserves multiple listens to deeply
embrace the true message.
Review from Daily Music Roll
"Yesterday When I Was Young"
Enigmatic musical philosopher, Mystic Levello
takes his turn at Roy Clark's melancholy Pop classic...
Mystic Levello’s Thoughtful New Take On A Classic... We first heard
from Mystic Levello last month. That is when the enigmatic artist
introduced us to his uniquely philosophical sound. With songs like
“God’s Everywhere” and “Be With You” he creates a soundscape in
which he and the listener can pause for a moment and reflect.
To date, most of Mystic Levello’s songs have been his own original
compositions. However, for his latest track the artist is dipping
into the classics for inspiration. “Yesterday When I Was Young,” is
the new single from Mystic Levello, released worldwide to all major
streaming services this past month.
The song, made famous in 1969 as a crossover Pop hit by Country
legend Roy Clark, was written by the English/French songwriting team
of Herbert Kretzmer and Charles Aznavour. Lyrically, the tune is a
melancholy meditation on wasted youth and the unforgiving passage of
time. Clark’s version matched the mood musically with acoustic
Mystic Levello’s version of “Yesterday When I Was Young” remains
true in spirit to the original but takes the production in a new
direction. The singer delivers a reverent and appropriately
thoughtful take on the somber and introspective tune. However,
musically he has changed things up a bit. He has replaced the
acoustic guitar and strings of the original with his signature
electric piano and synths. The sound creates a mellow space in which
the lyrics can breathe and we as listeners can take the time to
reflect upon them.
Review from Static Dive
"Long Before You" Review
Recording artist Mystic Levello is a rare
talent - the kind who is always ready and willing to actually try
new things, taking his music to the next level and defying all
expectations, while still maintaining an incredibly catchy and
creative tone. He has developed a heartfelt sound, at times
reminiscent of some of the most timeless new age music, at times
reminiscent of fusion and folk.
His most recent release is a perfect example of the artist’s quest for
ongoing creativity and his thirst for expanding his musical horizon.
The song is titled “Long Before You (Look With Love).” The song has
a beautiful and playful acoustic guitar pattern, which perfectly
matches the artist’s understated and imitate vocal style. In
addition to that, I really love the percussion backdrop, featuring
some African-style bongo tones in 16th notes, keeping up a nice pace
and adding an Afro-beat twist to the rest of the drum kit,
consisting of a basic kick, a smooth hi-hat sound and a snare often
performed with a softer sound. The choruses change slightly, with
the ride cymbal replacing the hi-hat in order to give the tune a
more open vibe to it. The vocal sound has a very poetic and almost
conversational feel to it, because Mystic Levello is an amazing
storyteller, he his able to evoke strong feelings with his sound and
he loves to create beautiful lyrics that are so iconic. This is a
dreamy and romantic song, which makes me think of artists as diverse
as Don McLean, Jack Johnson, as well as Bob Dylan, Dead Rituals, and
Cat Stevens, only to mention but a few. The first thing that will
immediately jump at you is the soothing and emotionally evocative
soundscape delivered by this very gifted artist.
Mystic Levello is amazing at building ambiance with his songs,
layering multiple sounds, without ever “muddying up” the tone of his
releases. This is definitely the case with “Long Before You (Look
With Love), which appears so incredibly dynamic and balanced.
Review from Band Camp Diaries
‘It’s Not That God (I’m Singing About)’ by
Mystic Levello is a beautiful musical saga directed towards our
interpretation of God
Mystic Levello brings all the emotions
together in his latest single ‘It’s Not That God (I’m Singing
About)’ offering a refreshing experience with its enriching sound.
There is nothing that soothes an ailing heart
more perfectly, than singer Mystic Levello’s compelling spiritual
creations. The singer is profoundly talented and amalgamates his
compositions with the best of heart-stirring melodies that evoke
genuine emotions in the listeners. When it comes to spiritual music,
there is no one in recent times to beat the artist in terms of
emotional songwriting that move the audience both spiritually and
emotionally. With a similar intention, the singer has recently
released his new music video titled ‘It’s Not That God (I’m Singing
About)’ that seems to be another valuable addition to his
well-spread palette. The track compels one to listen to it on repeat
and deeply embrace every poetic verse and every single instrument
that comforts the soul. The message is clear and states that one
must always put their full faith in something deeper and greater
than themselves, to help heal our wounds.
Using provocative words to stir emotions and
using a music video to highlight the beautiful message, the singer
has given the song a fresh identity that is sure to linger in the
mind for a very long time. Needless to say that Mystic Levello
enhances the appeal of the song with his captivating, melodious
vocal performance that leaves the audience spellbound and in awe of
his musicality. ‘It’s Not That God (I’m Singing About)’ is certainly
a song that calms a racing heart and reinstalls the faith in life
with its deep message and rich melodies.
Review from DMR
Mystic Levello Finds An Answer
On His New
Mystic Levello first appeared on The Static
Dive just two months ago with the release of his single “Be With
You.” With that track we were introduced to a new and enigmatic
presence in the Pop music world. The prolific writer and performer
has already dropped six more singles in 2021. Each song further
defines his mellow and philosophical vibe and classic Adult
Through musical meditations on God, personal
growth and existential philosophy Mystic Levello’s songs explore
love in both the personal and universal sense. From the pantheism of
“God’s Everywhere (If God’s Anywhere)” to the liberating romantic
love of “Be With You,” the singer contemplates what it means to be
alive. Each of these poetic ponderings is set to lush, 70’s Pop
inspired ambient arrangements.
“Confused” is the latest single from Mystic
Levello. In many ways this new release combines the artist’s
previous observations into a single unified theory. Once again, he
views the span of a lifetime and its meaning. However, rather than
question that purpose, on “Confused” he seems to have figured it
out. Despite the confusion of human existence, we are really all
working toward a single destination.
As Mystic Levello sings, “Who are they fooling?
Diluting our lives with lies, leading to you,” we are left only to
wonder, who is “you?” Maybe it is God, maybe it is a personal love
interest or maybe it is ‘Love’ itself that we are seeking. Maybe
there is no meaningful differentiation between them at all.
Ultimately the message is that our purpose is obvious if we can see
past our innate confusion. The song is set to the artist’s signature
sound of ambient synths and a chill electric piano playing a
classic, melodic Pop composition.
Review from B. Smith, Static Dive
"God’s Everywhere (if God’s
Mystic Levello delivers an emotionally and spiritually elating song
named ‘God’s Everywhere (if God’s Anywhere)’.... This very talented
artist whose spiritual inspiration in the latest music video ‘God’s
Everywhere (if God’s Anywhere)’ can only be described as perfect.
Spiritually armed and aiming for the heart, few songs take over our
hearts and soul from the very first melody. Set out on a journey to
engulf the audience with his hypnotic harmonies and soothing
sensational melodies, Mystic Levello has so much to offer to the
audience. The recently released comforting; melodic spiritual song
titled ‘God’s Everywhere (if God’s Anywhere)’ instantly draws your
attention with the refreshing mix of classical sounds. The
soundscape brilliantly fuses traditional sounds with a contemporary
flair that creates a warm feeling. The singer’s evocative voice
takes listeners through a worship experience with a classic gospel
touch. Destined to embrace each listener, the song pulls off the
expertise of the singer on the mic as he gives expression to the
music throughout. The song is an exhilarating serenade regarding the
honest devotion towards God. ‘God’s Everywhere (if God’s Anywhere)’
lets the listener dive into his/her imagination and allows them to
completely embrace the infectious melodies. With an undying faith in
his heart, Mystic Levello has knitted together the novel song with
soul-stirring harmonies and atypical lyrics that are sure to heal
The artist is a master in communicating meaningful songs, often
spiritual with universal themes that resonate with the audience on a
deeper and genuine level. The harmony of the project is unbelievable
and takes a grateful approach to thank God with grace and mercy.
Review from Daily Music Roll Blog
"Yesterday When I Was Young"
A brand new studio single with a passionate sound and a
one-of-a-kind creative approach, which sets the bar higher in terms
of creativity and storytelling. Mystic Levello is an artist and
songwriter who loves to combine lush soundscapes with personal
lyrics. His most recent single is a cover of Yesterday When I Was
Young, as made famous by Charles Aznavour. The artist managed to add
a personal touch to this tune, by implementing some mesmerizing
melodic and ambient textures in his dream-like arrangement. This
cover is very contemplative and personal, and it’s a true joy to
The song is filled with atmospheric tones, and it sounds very
cinematic. However, it also has a personal edge that really connects
with the audience, especially due to the existential nature of the
lyrics, which reflect on life, looking back of what we got, what
we’ve lost, and what’s there left for us. Anybody could relate to
the feeling of growing older and looking back on the old days, and
this song has an immersive texture that enhances the nostalgia of
The sound of this production is very wide ranging, and it offers an
in-depth, tone with massive lows and silky smooth high-end,
particularly due to the beautiful synthesizer parts. The pads are
very big, and it makes me think of some of the best New Age music
over the years.
The song is one of the most personal and intimate moments in Mystic
Levello’s career, and it’s a spontaneous snapshot of his ability to
be very honest and upfront about his musical work. In terms of
production, the sound of Yesterday When I Was Young feels quite
polished, but also warm and clear. The mixing bringing the gaps
between modern-day recordings and old school production values, and
combining the best of both worlds in a very seamless and direct way.
Review from BCD Magazine
Recent Quotes By This Artist...
as humans, are responsible for the survival
of all creatures... for we are their guardians"
"There are no limitations for those who have faith
in something greater than themselves"
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