We first heard from Mystic Levello last month. That is when the enigmatic artist introduced us to his uniquely philosophical sound. With songs like “God’s Everywhere (if God’s Anywhere)” and “Be With You” he creates a soundscape in which he and the listener can pause for a moment and reflect.
To date, most of Mystic Levello’s songs have been his own original compositions. However, for his latest track the artist is dipping into the classics for inspiration. “Yesterday When I Was Young,” is the new single from Mystic Levello, released worldwide to all major streaming services on February 25, 2021.
The song, made famous in 1969 as a crossover Pop hit by Country legend Roy Clark, was written by the English/French songwriting team of Herbert Kretzmer and Charles Aznavour. Lyrically, the tune is a melancholy meditation on wasted youth and the unforgiving passage of time. Clark’s version matched the mood musically with acoustic guitar and an orchestral arrangement.
Mystic Levello’s version of “Yesterday When I Was Young” remains true in spirit to the original but takes the production in a new direction. The singer delivers a reverent and appropriately thoughtful take on the somber and introspective tune. However, musically he has changed things up a bit. He has replaced the acoustic guitar and strings of the original with his signature electric piano and synths. The sound creates a mellow space in which the lyrics can breathe and we as listeners can take the time to reflect upon them.
Listen to “Yesterday When I Was Young,” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Chill playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Mystic Levello and join him on his musical, mystical journey.