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Lion Raj makes his debut with a music video for his new single “Eleventh Hour”

Lion Raj makes his debut with music video for his new single. Inspired by life, death and last chances.

The year was 2000, and this was the year that marked the start of Lionel’s music career when he picked up the guitar for the first time. For the past nine years, he has been performing everywhere with his band The Inside Job and they’ve been making the most of every opportunity, ever since. Now, he is taking his first step as solo artist and is proud to introduce this project under the performing name, LION RAJ. To kick things off, Lion Raj releases his debut solo single and music video titled ‘Eleventh Hour’.

 

Watch “Eleventh Hour” here!

‘Eleventh Hour’ has a completely different sound to that of his band. It has a more upbeat pop and fun vibe. The song has been dubbed as something fresh in the style of pop and still bares some resemblance to his passion for rock. Lion Raj is no stranger to the scene. Just 4 months after picking up the guitar, in 2000, he won 3 awards at the national ATKV for best composer, best original song and best group. The stories behind each of his songs will make you smile, laugh and even tear up. His live shows are energy driven and fun. He will keep your captivated all the way through a performance.

 

Lion Raj tells how ‘Eleventh Hour’ came to being…

“My mother, the main reason why this song was written. Her name was Ellen and she passed away the 6th of March 2018, just a few days after I found out my wife & I will have our first child. I thought of how strange it was, on one side life was lost and on the other we celebrated the arrival of our daughter. We named her after my mother, “Ellenor”. The sweet and the sour of life. The ups and the downs. I felt miserable and also happy. There was something I was sad about, but I was looking forward to meeting my daughter. It is never the end, life goes on & there is always something to look forward to, something to live for if you look close enough.”

The music video was captured on a busy night on Lower Main Road in Observatory, Cape Town. It was shot in one continuous take, symbolising that life goes on regardless of whether you mess up or not. You can only move forward and take the highs and the blows, but always remember to keep on moving and make the most of what you have with the time you were given.

 

LYRICS OF “ELEVENTH HOUR”

 

VERSE 1

Crossroads it’s all I see

So many persons I could’ve been

Today another place awaits in the darkness

A path you will choose tonight and you don’t know if it’s right

You don’t know if you are going to be alright

It’s all on you and you don’t have a clue

 

PRE-CHORUS

Life…a place where you hope and dream, but not always a place of waffles & cream

 

CHORUS

But it is not the eleventh hour

 

VERSE 2

More like Chinese food, sweet & sour

Many times it feels like your last hour

It’s all up to you to know who you are

Yes you are strong but admit you have a scar

Don’t be ignorant to your weaknesses

 

PRE-CHORUS

Life…a place where you hope and dream, but not always a place of waffles & cream

 

CHORUS

But it is not the eleventh hour

 

BRIDGE

A place where things can make you scream

A place where your bread can turn green

A place where the weather forecast is mistaken

A place where you can wake up to the smell of eggs and bacon

A place where can get hurt by someone you love

A place where you can fall in love with someone sent from above

Sweet & Sour

It’s not the last hour

All good

All right

Stronger than I was before

 

OUTRO

I may not belong, but I will stay

I may not belong, but I am okay

 

 

FOLLOW LION RAJ : 

WEBSITE: www.lionraj.com

FACEBOOK:

TWITTER: @thelionraj

INSTAGRAM: @thelionraj

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtZHe4gQQEZ4TxkcMLSV5A

 

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