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Music Review: Euphonious EP by Chawa Lilith
The last few years have been stressful, and the several years before those were, too. This, I think, explains the increase in calm and meditative music that has been coming my way in recent months. It’s a good thing, too, because drawn-out, hypnotic, and easy-going notes really do have a relaxing effect, and that goes a long way in a fast-paced and often chaotic world.
Euphonious, the newly released EP from artist Chawa Lilith, is exactly that kind of album. Dropped on December 14th of last year, the six-track release features music that is warm, soothing, and super chill. Lite on the lyrics and featuring no noteworthy beats or rhythm to speak of, the music is made up of airy electronic notes coupled with soft and angel-like vocals.
The EP was inspired by Lilith’s personal meditation practice. With titles like “Good Things,” “You Are Loved,” “Miracles,” “Bouncing,” “Dar Knight” and “Hava’s Love,” her music is “a lovely greeting from soul to soul.” In the official press release, she explains that it serves as inspiration: “You feel an instant rush of joy and letting go. It’s not intended to be meditation music, and it just might make you feel truly satisfied.”
The idea for the EP came to her during the pandemic lockdown in Los Angeles. Lilith wanted to create something that would allow listeners to enter a state of openness, which would then help them relax, something she realized was desperately needed at a time of general worry. Her signature sound emerged naturally, and she joyfully put together what is now Euphonious.
A stylistic fusion of ambience, meditation and drone music, each track on the EP features her gentle voice as it glazes the fluctuating soundscapes. While the music and the vocals are all created by Chawa Lilith, the EP was actually mixed by both her and Dawson Hendrix. Though all the artwork for the release was made by Ronny Barthel.
So, if you’re in need of a mental or emotional break, or simply want to listen to something easy and calming, check out more of her work on her official website, and make sure to follow the artist on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Note* Music provided for objective review by our partners.