Los Angeles-based Americana-Folk Singer/Songwriter Joseph Eid has announced his new single “Hit Me Up” with accompanying music video from debutalbum Human. “Hit Me Up” continues to showcase Eid’s emotional and well-polishedsinging and songwriting style with a genre-blending fusion of folk and country for aunique and stand-out track off the entire album.
With previous inspiring singles “Ready Now” and “Something Real,” Eid has released outof the ordinary music videos from animation to robots, so for “Hit Me Up,” the highly-anticipated music video, will just be as orignal as past releases as Eid carefully aims totranslate his songs to visual appealing shorts to connect with his audience. Directed byChristopher LaVan of Red Bug Films, the music video is a special live performance ofJoseph backed by a full band consisting of musicians Vern Monnet (Freddy Fender,Randy Meisner) on the dobro, Lynn Coulter (Carole King, B.J. Thomas) on drums, andSteve Nelson (Dusty Springfield, Gene Autry) on the stand up bass. The music video wasshot at the legendary Alley Music Studios in North Hollywood, California where JamesTaylor, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Carly Simon have all played once.
Constantly garnering considerable praise from the industry, Eid was named one of the100 Hottest Live Unsigned Artists by Music Connection Magazine. “With heartfelt lyrics,great music and touching vocals, this album is well worth listening to,” Bruce Von Stiersof BVS Reviews says about Human. Eid’s delicate voice, emotional guitar work, andintricate but relatable lyrics have become his recognizable trademark. In support of hisdebut album, Eid will be touring this year delivering his dynamic solo performances.
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This is a song about falling in love with someone overseas in another country and upon returning home, sings this song to them and describing that the love transcends time and space. Eid sings about being everywhere and the world being inside him. “In every corner of this world there is a piece of me,” and he sings about his love for travel and also that his soul is the universal soul and it is everywhere. ”Can you feel me passing through these lands? I’m coming down like rain.” In the second verse he describes the connection when he kisses his love “I felt a thousand lifetimes rushing through me,” and how he dreams of “just one nation, you and me.”
This is simply about being yourself and being who you are in every way and allowing all the people in your life to react as they please. Their reactions are not your business. Your business is to be you. In the first verse, Eid talks about a relationship “I want to call you more than I should, I wanna say whatever is on my mind.” He confesses that he has dark and light sides and “I’ll make you laugh but I might make you cry”.... and then in the chorus he talks about how “the truth has taken a stand and it placed my heart in your hands” and asks his love “what will you do now?” meaning will you accept me as I am? In the second verse he talks in a more general sense about how he and his friends or a group of people are not any different, “we don’t belong in any situation, old world, new world, any generation.”
This song and its lyrics are about bouncing when things get tough. He is talking to a friend or lover who can’t seem to stick around. “When the weather gets a little stormy, you pack your bags and you leave.” And he is pleading with them to stay this time and that he understands that “this life can “get so hard but maybe this time “we’ll get together and it won’t be so hard.” He is saying, ‘I’m here for you’ and we will make it through the storm and how there can be great beauty in life if you stick it out. “I’ve seen the greatest beauty in the eye of the storm.” At the end of the song, Eid is accompanied by country singer LC Jones who chimes in “I won’t pack my bags and I won’t leave.” He has convinced her to stay.
Produced by Joseph Eid & Brian Soucy
All songs written by Joseph Eid
Published by Joseph Eid Music (BMI)
Recorded at Sunnland Productions
Mastered by Ron Boustead @ Resolution Mastering
Photos by Jacopo Manfren