East Forest - "Hold On"
His music is ethereal and surreal. It helps you reconnect to the world and the humans around you. With small steps and little gifts the beauty of this music is that it surrounds you and then helps you see your surroundings from a different perspective.
The project was created by Trevor Oswalt who derived "East Forest" from the German translation of his last name (technically Ostwald: Ost=East, Wald=Forest). To date he has released five full-length albums and five EPs. He has toured extensively throughout North America, as well as performances in Europe. He also performed at festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, Lightning in a Bottle, Arise, and Mysteryland. Music entertainment and pop culture website Altoriot.com referred to East Forest as the "sleeper-hit and best hidden gem" at the 2014 SXSW festival. "His emotive music experimentation of instruments is in a league of its own...".
“We forget that we are nature. We feel so much separation in our modern life, inundated with so much information; I believe our solutions will come from the inside out. They’re already here, we’re just uncovering them. It’s all a process of discovery. We need to give space for that which wants to emerge — making this music is my way of creating some space, and inside I hope we can hear an answer.” – East Forest
So today, with wonder and discovery in hand, I choose East Forrest's "Hold On" as my, remember your divinity, see yourself in others, human kindness is an unlimited resource, song for a, with dust in your grin, with the world under your chin, finish only to begin Friday.
I love the live version of this song because you can see how it folds together, but here is also the original verision!