Artbound Presents: Studio A

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Low Leaf

Low Leaf's music doesn't belong to any specific place or point in time. It doesn't fall under a strictly defined genre. She's trained in piano and self-taught in the harp. She plays with electronics, producing beats that can drive soothing melodies. Her voice often bears a jazz influence, but, on some songs, it's layered with other sounds to appear as if it's a not-quite human texture.

AIRED: August 29, 2017 | 0:26:46
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ANNOUNCER: ARTBOUND PRESENTS...

[APPLAUSE]

"STUDIO A"...

[GUITAR TUNING]

[PERCUSSION AND SAXOPHONE]

FEATURING THE MUSIC OF LOW LEAF.

[APPLAUSE]

[PLAYING "SPACE FOREVA"]

LOW LEAF: ♪ RETURN

FROM OUTER SPACE

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME

AND I BEEN SEARCHING

SEARCHING FOR INNER PEACE

SOMETIMES I CAN FEEL IT

IN THE MOMENT

TAKE ME TO THE DAY

WHERE WE CAN JUST BE FREE

EVERYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE

EVEN IF IT HURTS

I BEEN LONGING TO KNOW

I BEEN LONGING TO GO

I BEEN LONGING TO

OH, JUST STAY HERE FOR A WHILE

HUH!

CLEANSING MY INTERFACE

MY BODY IS A SHRINE

I AM DIVINE, HA! HA!

I INHALE TO ELEVATE

THE JOY AND THE PAIN

IT'S ALL THE SAME

TAKE ME TO THE DAY

WHERE WE COULD JUST BE FREE

EVERYWHERE IN THE MULTIVERSE

SPIRITUAL REBIRTH

I BEEN LONGING TO KNOW

I BEEN LONGING TO GO

I BEEN LONGING TO

OH, JUST STAY HERE FOR A WHILE

REST IN THIS ENDLESSNESS

FADE HERE FOR A WHILE

JUST FADE

MM

OH, WHOA

AH, OH

OOH, MM ♪

[APPLAUSE]

I WAS LED TO THE HARP THROUGH MY

MOTHER. SHE ASKED ME IF I WANTED

TO LEARN WHEN I WAS IN THIRD

GRADE. SHE TOOK ME TO THE HARP

SHOP, AND THEN I FELL IN LOVE

SITTING IN FRONT OF ONE. I SEE

THE HARP AS THIS GREAT, UNKNOWN

INSTRUMENT OF THE HEAVENS, AND

SINCE I DON'T QUITE HAVE A

TEACHER, UM, I'M JUST EXPLORING.

I'M FINDING NEW THINGS OUT ABOUT

MYSELF, SO IT'S VERY MUCH

INTERTWINED WITH MY SPIRITUAL

GROWTH. WHEN I HAPPEN TO

DISCOVER NEW THINGS ABOUT

MYSELF, I'LL FIND LITTLE POCKETS

OF HOW TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE

INSTRUMENT, SO I FEEL THAT THE

MORE I BECOME MY TRUE SELF, THE

MORE I'M FINDING MY TRUE SOUND

ON THE HARP, AS WELL.

[PLAYING "IT IZ WITHIN"]

♪ WE ARE DANCING ON THE EDGE

OF THE PLANET EVERY DAY

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE

OR WHERE YOU'RE GOING

YOU ARE A SOUL INSIDE THAT CLAY

NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY

AND I SEE YOU

DO YOU SEE ME, TOO?

'CAUSE IN THE END

WE FIND OURSELVES

LAUGHING IN THE SKY, OH

AND THE TRUTH

HAS ALWAYS BEEN

WITHIN, WITHIN, WITHIN

WITHIN

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

IT IS WITHIN, YEAH

IT IS WITHIN

I AM SITTING IN THE SUN AGAIN

WAITING FOR PEACE

EACH MOMENT PASSING BY ME

IT IS A BLESSING

AND I REMEMBER HOW TO BREATHE

AND I REMEMBER HOW TO SEE

THE WORLD IS FULL OF ILLUSIONS

THE WORLD IS FULL

OF GERANIUMS, TOO

'CAUSE IN THE END

WE FIND OURSELVES

LAUGHING IN THE SKY, HA! HA!

AND THE TRUTH

HAS ALWAYS BEEN

WITHIN, WITHIN, WITHIN

WITHIN

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

OH, IT IS WITHIN, YEAH

IT IS WITHIN

OOH, WHOA

OH, 'CAUSE IN THE END

WE FIND OURSELVES

LAUGHING IN THE SKY, AH

AND THE TRUTH

HAS ALWAYS BEEN

WITHIN, WITHIN, WITHIN

WITHIN

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

IT IS WITHIN, YEAH

IT IS WITHIN

IT IS WITHIN

OH

IT IS WITHIN

WITHIN

WITHIN

OH ♪

[APPLAUSE]

[PLAYING "PROTONS"]

♪ WHEN THE SUN

FADES

AND THE MOON

LIGHTS THE WAY

WE ARE MOONS

WE ARE STARS

WE ARE ATOMS

OF THE HEAVENS BEYOND

OH

LIGHT THE WAY

YOU'RE

LIGHTWEIGHT

WHEN I FLOAT

IN THE BLUE

I SURRENDER

LIKE NEW

YEAH, MAKE ME SOAR

THROUGH THE NIGHT SKY

MY VISION

VISION ALIGNS

I'VE ARRIVED

WITH ALL MY JEWELS INSIDE

OH, DO YOU SEE

THROUGH YOUR FACE?

ARE YOU JUST ALIVE

OR ARE YOU AWAKE?

OH, GO

GO AND FOLLOW

YOUR HEART'S DESIRE

HEART IS A COMPASS

HEART IS A FIRE

GO

GO

GO

GO

WATCH ME GO

FIND A WAY

WATCH ME FLOAT

THROUGH THE WAVES

OH

LIGHT THE WAY

OH, HUH!

LIGHTWEIGHT

OH

LIGHT THE WAY

OH, OH, HUH

LIGHT THE WAY

3

OH, DO YOU SEE

THROUGH THE MIRROR?

THE WORLD'S A REFLECTION

AND YOU ARE THE SEER

OH, GO

BE BRILLIANT AND BOLD

SAVOR THE PIECES

SAVOR THE WHOLE

OOH

OOH

OOH ♪

[APPLAUSE]

I WANT PEOPLE THAT LISTEN TO MY

MUSIC TO FEEL SOMETHING NEW, TO

MAYBE GET INSPIRED TO FIND THEIR

VOICE, THEIR PURPOSE FOR BEING

ON THIS EARTH. I WOULD HOPE TO

INSPIRE PEOPLE TO SEEK TRUTH IN

THE WORK THAT THEY DO, UM, AND

IN THE PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE IN

THEIR INDIVIDUAL LIVES AND OUT

IN THE WORLD. ULTIMATELY, I

BELIEVE THAT WORLD PEACE BEGINS

WITHIN, SO THE BEST THING THAT

ONE COULD DO IS CULTIVATE

ONESELF, REFINE ONESELF SO THAT

YOU COULD GIVE THE GIFT OF YOUR

PRESENCE TO THE WORLD, THE GIFT

OF YOUR WORK, YOUR ART. THE MORE

CLEAR AND PURE THAT IS AND TRUE

TO WHO YOU ARE, THEN YOU

NATURALLY WILL JUST BE IN RHYTHM

WITH THE UNIVERSE.

♪ I BEEN INSIDE

TRANSCENDING TIME

I BEEN SO HIGH

GOT TO GET GROUNDED

OH, I'M

FLOATING IN SPACE AGAIN

I'VE SEEN

DIMENSIONS LONG FORGOTTEN

JUST INSIDE THE GATES

WHERE YOU KEEP YOUR SECRET PLACE

WHERE ALL YOUR MEMORIES

JUST FADE

AND ALL THAT'S LEFT

IS JOY AND PAIN

RELEASE IT ALL

AND BREATHE IT OUT

YOU FEEL THE SOUND

AND JUST BE

I'M IN THE WORLD

BUT I'M NOT OF IT

I WATCH PEOPLE TURN

LIKE CYCLES AND SEASONS

OH, LIFE

WE'RE LIVING THIS LUCID DREAM

THERE'S MORE

THAN WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW

AND SEE

OH, JUST INSIDE THE GATES

WHERE YOU KEEP YOUR SECRET PLACE

WHERE ALL YOUR MEMORIES

JUST FADE

AND ALL THAT'S LEFT

IS JOY AND PAIN

RELEASE IT ALL

AND BREATHE IT OUT

YOU FEEL THE SOUND

AND JUST BE

PEACE

MAKE ME A VESSEL OF YOUR PEACE

MAKE ME A VESSEL OF YOUR

MAKE ME A VESSEL OF YOUR PEACE

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

MAKE ME A VESSEL OF YOUR PEACE

ME A VESSEL OF YOUR

PEACE

OH ♪

[APPLAUSE]

WHEN IT COMES TO GENRES, I DON'T

THINK ABOUT THEM, SO EVERY

SINGLE SONG HAS A DIFFERENT

FEELING. MY VOICE WILL WANT TO

DO A DIFFERENT THING, AND IT

FEELS REALLY GOOD NOT TO BE

CONCERNED ABOUT GENRES BECAUSE

WHEN YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT FORM,

IT'S REALLY HARD TO BE FREE

BECAUSE GENRES, THEY'RE--

THEY'RE KIND OF JUST LIKE

BORDERS, BUT THEY DON'T REALLY

EXIST. IT'S ALL KIND OF JUST ONE

MUSICAL SPECTRUM, AND THAT'S HOW

I SEE IT, AT LEAST, AND I FEEL

LIKE I HAVE MY OWN MUSICAL

UNIVERSE THAT IS STILL

EXPANDING, SO IT'S AN

INTERESTING TIME, YOU KNOW?

IT'S TRANSITIONING, NOT REALLY

SURE WHERE IT IS GOING TO END

UP, BUT, YEAH, I'M JUST EVOLVING

RIGHT NOW.

[PLAYING "WAVES"]

♪ EASE MY HEART

THUNDER, FIRE, AND WATER

MORNINGS I'M OPEN

BLACKBIRD HAS SPOKEN

DREAM STATE IS REAL

JOURNEY REVEALS

SEE PAST ILLUSION

THAT LIFE AIN'T A PATTERN ♪

COME ON.

♪ OH, OH, OH, OH, OH

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA

OH, OH, OH, OH, OH

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA

CAN'T COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANYONE

YOUR LIFE IS NOT THE SAME

GIFTS, YOUR BEAUTY

AND THE ANCIENT SUN INSIDE

IS YOURS TO CLAIM

SO FEEL IT IN YOUR HEART

AND LET IT RADIATE OUT

WITH NO SHAME

PURPOSE IS INSIDE

SO LIVE YOUR LIFE

AND MAKE YOUR OWN WAVE

NO, NO, NO

NO, NO, NO

I SAID, LIVE YOU LIFE

AND MAKE YOUR OWN WAVE

HUH!

AUTUMN FALLEN

DRENCH ME

I'M ALL NEW

BRAID MY HAIR

LIKE ROOTS THAT REACH THE MOON

SOMETHING IN THE SKY TONIGHT

I FEEL IT IN MY BLOOD

IT'S RAGING, LIKE

FEED ME, TOO

REACH INTO MY MEDICINE BAG

FOR NEW FREQUENCY ALIGNED

TO HEAL MY WOUNDS

DOH DOH DOH DIT

OH, COME ON

COME ON

MM

MM MM MM MM

MM MM MM MM

OH, LA LA LA LA

LA LA DA DI DOH

MM MM

YOU CAN'T COMPARE YOURSELF

TO ANYONE

YOUR LIFE IS NOT THE SAME

GIFTS, YOUR BEAUTY

AND THE ANCIENT SUN INSIDE

IS YOURS TO CLAIM

SO FEEL IT IN YOUR HEART

AND LET IT RADIATE OUT

WITH NO SHAME

PURPOSE IS INSIDE

SO LIVE YOUR LIFE

AND MAKE YOUR OWN WAVE

I SAID, LIVE YOUR LIFE

AND MAKE YOUR OWN WAVE

ONE MORE TIME

DA DA

YA AH AH AH AH AH AH AH

YA AH AH AH AH AH AH AH

YA AH AH AH AH AH AH AH

YA AH AH AH AH AH

OH, YEAH

YEAH

YEAH ♪

[APPLAUSE]

[PLAYING "PSYCHLEZ"]

♪ IN A PLACE

BEYOND THIS TIME

IN SPACE

THERE IS A TREE

OF LIFE AND PEACE

OF PEACE

OF PEACE

IT GIVES, IT BREATHES

IT SHEDS, IT BLEEDS

ITS FRUITS WE NEED

CONNECTED TO LEAVES

LEAVES

LEAVES

AND AS ONE CREATION

FLOATING IN SPACE

THIS EARTH IS OUR BODY

WASH AWAY

ALL THE PAIN

MIRROR IN DISGUISE

NAVIGATE THE SKY

IS OURS, THIS LIFE

THE POWER IS LIGHT

IS LIGHT

IS LIGHT

IT SHINES THE TRUTH

IT GUIDES THE YOUTH

IT HEALS YOUR WOUNDS

CONNECTED IN BLOOM

IN BLOOM

IN BLOOM

AND AS ONE CREATION

FLOATING IN SPACE

THIS EARTH IS OUR BODY

WASH AWAY, TO WASH AWAY

TO WASH AWAY, TO WASH AWAY

THE PAIN

ALL THE PAIN

OH

RELEASE

ENERGY

RELEASE ♪

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