Andrew Levin has delighted audiences across the globe with his unique and soulful approach to music, and today he brings that to us via his new track “If I Died Today”, premiering on San Francisco’s The Bay Bridged.
His instantly recognizable sound is eclectic, experimental, and accessible, meticulously forged from years of working with different musicians from many walks of life and genres. Commitment to the craft shines through as Andrew is equally adept at writing a powerful song, creating evolving soundscapes, performing on a variety of instruments, and weaving it all together in harmony.
Speaking about “If I Died Today” he says:
“I recently had a colleague pass away, and I noticed some people post about him on social media who didn’t seem to know him at all when he was alive. While I think it is a beautiful thing for us to honor and acknowledge members of our community who have passed away, some people came across as doing this in a very self-serving way, whether they meant to or not. Rather than making it about this particular individual, I saw several people go about this in a way that seemed like garnering likes on social media was more important than he was. Anyways, it really turned me off. I started thinking about what people might say about me if I passed away, and whether or not people who may not care about me or like me at all will all of a sudden come out the woodwork to say nice things. I certainly hope people would treat me the same in death as in life.”
Levin’s songs are firmly rooted in his personal story of touring, overcoming trauma, and ultimately finding refuge in music. Andrew’s passion for keeping creativity alive and well in his hometown has made him an advocate for the Bay Area Arts. He sees the Bay Area as a special place where people have come together despite their differences for decades. Thus art and creativity in the Bay Area have been something he believes is worth fighting for.