Interview: Emerging Country Singer/Songwriter Levi Blom ‘Shifts Gears’ from Hockey to Music with His New EP

Emerging Country Singer/Songwriter Levi Blom Launches His New EP “Shiftin’ Gears” and shares inspiring testimony as his career takes a complete 180 degree turn towards his passion for performing.

From love and trials of life…to adrenaline, heart racing songs, this clean and crisp collection will have country fans craving more. We got a chance to see how much energy and love it took to transform from athlete to artist in Love.

Levi Blom, the talented and rising singer/songwriter from Butte, Montana, has recently released his newest EP, Shiftin’ Gears, a truly outstanding collection of songs which will inspire its listeners and take them on a personal journey of undeniable success.

Pink Illuminance™️: Where did your love for music originate?
Levi Blom: For as long as I can remember I’ve been playing instruments and trying to learn something new. I’m one of those guys who will get a song stuck in my head and HAVE to figure out the chords to it right away.

PI™️: Has your experience as a hockey player benefited your music in any way? 
LB: Absolutely! It’s taught me to work hard and push myself even harder. In semi-professional hockey, I woke up at 5 am for my first practice of the day. We used to practice three times a day! I’ve always had a lot of energy so now I channel that energy into my music. I’m constantly practicing, I practice with my band a couple of times a week for 4-5 hours at a time. It’s taught me that you don’t get anywhere without putting in the work.

PI™️: What legacy do you intend to leave with your music?
LB: I want people to listen to my music and feel something or be able to relate to it somehow. I’ve tried really hard to convey emotion through my music, whether it’s a happy, upbeat, drink a beer song with your buddies or a broken-down, falling apart version of my worst experience, I just want people to feel it.

The Shiftin’ Gears EP track list is comprised of six different and unique songs:

  • “Save Me”
  • “How ‘Bout It?”
  • “Hope You’re Doin’ Well”
  • “Slyde”
  • “Wide Open
  • “Shiftin’ Gears” (title track)

Produced by veteran studio helmsman Ric Cabot Podmore, Shiftin’ Gears features some of the most notable session players in the industry. Randy Chavez – Lead, Rhythm, and Acoustic Guitars; Russell Nelson – Lead, Rhythm, and Acoustic Guitars; Larry Antonio – Bass (whose credits include work with Air Supply, Pablo Cruise and a gold record awarded for his work on the Tom Hanks film “That Thing You Do!”); John ‘JR’ Robinson – Drums (whose vast resume includes work with Quincy Jones, David Foster, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, and numerous other award-winning artists); and Tom Capek – Keyboards. Nelson, along with Levi’s longtime friend, Ryan Vanderpan, received co-writing credits for their songwriting contributions.

Shiftin’ Gears is available through all major streaming platforms and the official website, www.leviblom.com. Also, be sure to check out the first two singles, “Save Me” and “How ‘Bout It? on YouTube.

Stay in touch with Levi on his official social network accounts, at Facebook @leviblommusic, Twitter and Instagram @leviblom_music, and LinkedIn @leviblom.

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