#TMmusic – Interview with ELI LIEB + his heartbreaking Duet with Steve Grand „Look Away“

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Hello Eli, I am not a big fan of the regular „About the Song-Questions“, could you give us some more background infos about „Look Away“? Does the song describe your feelings, a situation in your life? How autobiographic is this…or are your songs?

Look Away is definitely a personal song for both steve and I. We had both experienced big heart break, so coming together to write this song was, unfortunately easy for us because we were able to connect on the same experiences. 

Was Steve Grand involved in the songwriting? Was it always planned as duet? I am curious how you and Steve came together and decided to perform „Look Away“ together?! Is this the first time you guys work together?

 Steve and I wrote it together, yes. He sent me a message one day saying he was going to be in Los Angeles and would love to collaborate on something. So, we got together and wrote Look Away. It was the first time we had ever met. 

I guess i already know your answer for the next question, but I am very interested to hear it in your own words:)…Can music heal the soul? You spoke about the sad fact that you and your BF broke up one day before you shot the video for „Look Away“. Does it give you strengh and relief if you can sing your feelings out loud?!

 Music definitely is healing. For me, filming this video was almost like a release of the relationship.

Eli Lieb’s quote on working with Steve Grand:

„I was really happy to have Steve’s kind and fun energy on set that day. He obviously knew that I was upset, so it was nice to get hugs from a goofball.“

And here is a statement from Steve Grand:

Eli is a real pro. It was a true pleasure working with someone who knows what they want creatively. Eli kept the process streamlined. 

Though we are in a similar line of work, our personalities are very different, which I think we really got to see throughout the day we shot the video. I’m an irreverent goofball and Eli is a more serious guy just really focused on his craft. I think it makes for an interesting collaboration.