To say that Eli Arbor is talented is an understatement. His output as a writer, artist, or producer, straddles the boundary of the angry, the insightful, and the sublimely cathartic.
Today we are featuring his self-produced second album, entitled A Place You Can't Find. Released in mid 2019, the album lands with the kind of energy and fire reserved for the only the uniquely talented. Only now, as our world is turned upside down by the rise of fascism and the oppression of police brutality, are his words becoming even more relevant. Listen to the record below.
From Eli Arbor:
I think we're all searching for something.
I've been traveling a lot lately. Looking, listening, trying to find the threads that tie our stories together. I care about people above all else, and I hope that that's evident in every word that I write, record and release.
For the last year, I've been working on my new album, A Place You Can't Find. It's an exploration of what it means to be a Black American. It explores our experiences, our worries, our fears, through the music and ideas and images that are found in American mythology.
I'm not here to preach at anyone. I'm not here to lament the "state of this" or the "future of that". All I want to do is make music. Maybe along the way I'll find love. Maybe I'll get to the root of human existence. Maybe I won't. Maybe there's a kid out there who needs to hear what I have to say. Hopefully I can help them begin to understand themselves.
Hopefully you find what you're looking for.
A Place You Can't Find was recorded, produced, and mixed by Eli Arbor at Black Dog Studios. Album artwork is by DeWayne James. The record is available now to download or stream through Bandcamp. Writings can be found on Medium.