Eli Smart Shares “Highschool Steady” Live Video

Eli Smart released his debut EP Boonie Town last month along with his newest single “Highschool Steady.” The track exemplifies Smart’s ability to craft idiosyncratic pop that feels like a bridge between his two worlds – the tropical vibes of his Hawaii home with chops sharpened in Liverpool, England. Today, Eli shares the electrifying and colorful live version of “Highschool Steady.”

On the live video of “Highschool Steady” Eli notes: “I wanted to shoot the live version of this tune in my old room on Kauai (where we shot the music video) so it would have a similar theme and atmosphere to the proper video. I got all my mates together and we learned the tune in a few takes, they’re all such amazing players! I even got my dad to play Hawaiian lap steel guitar for this version, it glued the live version together in such a beautiful way. The band is Jordan Paul on lemon shaker and backing vocals, Kaniho on bass, Cory Mira on guitar, Kirk Smart on lap steel and Hamster on drums. Shot by Cliff Mello and recorded by Andrew Vastola! The dream team!!”