From the recording East to West
East to West has a moody vibe and just creeps in, and when the beat drops you know the East To West journey is underway. Lush sitar and hypnotic dhol and tabla drums set the pace and the scene unfolds with Kristen Long's inviting vocals. Just as you feel yourself getting lost on the Silk Road, in comes Brendan Schnabel's saxophone solo. The horn rides the groove and then really comes alive, sharing its own story from the West.
After a breakdown, things build up again and crescendo with vocals, more dhol, tabla, synths, strings, and lots of energy. While keeping an eastern and ethereal vibe throughout, the track is really a dance song meant for moving and shaking. East To West does just that, go on a sonic adventure across the globe, absorbing all sorts of funky elements into this upbeat bhangra influenced fusion. Do as the song insists, and “Take your key and slip away, into an endless night.”
Midnight comes and lays its head upon a mirrored room You reach out to grab a glimpse but it all fades away so soon In the darkest days you keep a look out into the light Take the key and slip away into an endless night Snow falls round you hear a sound that brings you to your knees Trees give way and light a voice into your make believe Mix and match the pirouettes that dance around your head Drifting through a melody that ripples through the air In my mind I am free but it’s not what you want to believe This time I will see through the walls staring back at me Midnight comes and lays its head upon a mirrored room You reach out to grab a glimpse but it all fades away so soon