Getting to know: Yuval Lavi

Another trip to L.A., this time with:

Yuval Lavi

(Ed Note: I didn’t miss the first question, they did!)

When did you last speak to your family?

I try to call them every few days and keep them updated on what’s happening in my life. My family and my relationship with them are very important to me, especially after moving to Los Angeles in 2018 from Israel. I do my best to keep in touch with them and ensure everything’s okay.

What are your instrument makes/models of choice and why? Which effects could you not live without?

Piano and strings are definitely my favourite instruments. I like them being versatile. They can be very aggressive and used in action scenes or even horror. But at the same time, they are the most gentle and soft and can be used to enhance a dramatic scene and evoke emotional feelings.

If you could have a DC or Marvel superhero as a member of your band, who would it be and what role would they have? Which band member would they have to fight to get the position and who would win?

I’d probably take Batman as a band member. I don’t usually work in a team, but I admire his style, and we can certainly develop some interesting compositional projects.

What are you working on at the moment?

I just released my first EP a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve been working on several soundtracks for films and collaborations with talented artists and musicians. In addition, I’m planning to release a few more singles during August and September, and hopefully, I can start working on a new album very soon!

Who are your favourite bands/artists/songwriters/musicians?

Some of my favourite musicians are Ludovico Einaudi, Christian Loffler and Evegeni Grinko.

Who is your favourite author, which is their best book and why?

My favourite book is Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell. I’m a big fan of all his work, but this book, in particular, talked to me like no other. I read it for the first time when I served in the military and could relate to some of the scenes described in the book. I highly recommend it!

When is your next single/album likely to be released? What is it called and where can we get it in our ears? Why should we buy it?

As I said in the interview, I just released an EP. I’ve been influenced a lot by the composers previously mentioned. It has a sense of melancholia and a feeling of hope, and it reflects the storm of emotions I’ve experienced inside me in the last few years. I’m currently working on several singles that will be released next month. If you are interested in my work, please follow me on social media and website to hear more about the album and other upcoming projects!

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