'I give the music listener the best of both worlds when I take the warmth of an acoustic instrument and play it along side a digital one.'
Moran Levi is a talented Pop, Rock, and world-class vocalist who also writes her material, arranges and produces her songs. She possesses a four octave vocal range and can sing in English, Spanish, Hebrew, French Italian and more.
Inspired by the sounds of her native Israel and also the song stylings of Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Lara Fabian, Queen and Barbra Streisand, Moran has the creativity, the energy, and the gift that elevates her above the rest.
Her latest single and video is called ‘Powerless’ and is expected to launch her career to the world stage.
How would you best describe your music?
My music is a mixture of song styles of the past and of today. I believe in lyrics that have depth and meaning, that have a message, a story that will resonate with people and take them back to their own experiences, and finally I like to blend the passion of the lyrics with a touch of modern music. I also think that I give the music listener the best of both worlds when I take the warmth of an acoustic instrument and play it along side a digital one. In this way I can reach a wide range of ages and demographics.
If you were a superhero, what sort of super powers would you have and what would you champion or fight for?
I would find the cure and solution for all the Asperger children. If not, I’ll make their parents life more serene by putting strength and patience in their hearts. Or when I will have the ability I will take care of that in the conventional way. (schools, advices system, personal help etc).
What would you like to be remembered for?
Being brave and not giving in to fear. I’d like to be remembered as the lady who dared to dream, faced all odds, conquered my doubts and succeeded. I would also like to be remembered as a good example for the younger generation and one of positivity for the older one.
You win a chance to open for your favorite act – what song would you perform and what would you do on stage?
Powerless. I will sing my soul out, touching every single heart in the audience. I would probable play the piano as well.
Have you championed any good cause? What are your plans to do more?
By coming to America, knowing nothing about the country or its culture and barley anybody, and today I’m blessed to do this interview, I find myself being an inspiration of many of my friends in my country as well as here. My plans are very simple and yet very big; I want to bring joy to this world. I want to bring a smile to people faces through my music, I want to take them away of their life for a little while and fill their heart with great emotions. I want to be the soundtrack in the lives of millions or more. I want to help and encourage young artist. And most of all, I want to be able to take care of the Asperger children, which I know so well.
You’ve been asked to pose nude for a magazine and this is your best chance to gain publicity..would you do it?
No. I “sell” my voice not the tone of my skin. I believe there is entire industry for this very cause. who I am to take their job? No. seriously, I am a singer first and foremost and I worked very hard for people to enjoy my singing without the need to see what’s under my cloths
What would you do to gain fame? Have you done anything crazy to gain publicity?
I am me. You don’t have to “gain” the fame, you just have to do things from the right place. When I perform, I don’t make any effort to get them, I am not asking of putting a fake smile – I just sing, from my heart, talking to their eyes through the song and they feel it. Then, they come by themselves and ask for more.Fame is not the point. Is how much you touched them, make them feel. You love, they love. You cry they cry. You smile, they are happy. The truth brings love. Their love, a thing you call “fame”.
If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?
I would bring the real vocalists and musician back. Every time I hear the names of Aretha, Tina, Etta, Michael, Barbra, Frank and many of the greats, I feel a sense of accomplishment. But rarely do you hear the names of this generation. Why? Because the number one requirement back then was to know how sing or play an instrument. Today all you have to know is pro tools and it’ll do the work for you. I believe that balance between the two is the secret.
What was the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while performing?
In one of my shows, I wasn’t used to the new clothes, so from the staircase, I stepped on my dress and fell on my stomach, sliding from the stairs to the stage. I kept on singing on the floor.
What are your thoughts on music piracy? Would you give your music away for FREE?
I work very hard for the music. I give it my heart and soul. It’s not nice to know that somebody just came and download it. On the other hand and because of the fact that it’s not an easy phenomenon to fight, I’ll take it as a compliment, as someone really loved my music and wanted to listen.But the answer is no.