Queer Musician Eli Lieb Soaps Up in Intimate New Video for ‘Shangri La’
Out musician Eli Lieb has released the new video for his song “Shangri La” that he says is his “most intimate tune” yet.
Lieb is best known for his summer hit “Young Love” which has now achieved more than seven million views on YouTube.
His beautiful tribute to the victims of the Pulse tragedy brought Lieb and his co-writer onto Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC. That clip caught the eye of songwriter Justin Tranter who asked Lieb to sing on his tribute song “Hands – A Song For Orlando” alongside Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, Troye Sivan, Halsey, Gwen Stefani and RuPaul.
Lieb recently moved out of Los Angeles where he was writing songs with bands and artists including Noah Cyrus, Hey Violet, Adam Lambert, Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Marano, Forever In Your Mind and New Hope Club. He now enjoys the comfort and freedom of home, away from Hollywood, for the good life in Iowa which is thus far yielding amazing creative results including “Hollywood” and “Shangri La.”
Shangri La is a sensual and intimate song, and the video is even more daring – showing Lieb’s naked body wrathing around a tub full of water in the rays of neon lights. And of course there is some meaning behind it all.
Blogger Pop Rinse Repeat writes:
I realize there’s a lot of near nudity in this video but it has nothing to do with sexuality. It’s an expression of vulnerability and being emotionally raw. This song is so evocative of emotions we’ve felt on some level. Losing ourselves in someone else. Being at the power of desire and longing. Forgetting who we are in the grand scheme of being with someone. All of those things are intoxicating when we get wrapped up in wanting someone and being with someone.
Sounds (and looks) good to us.