Coupling a dreamy washed-out reverb with a toy piano, and adding a percussive hook melody, creates a beautiful space for this eclectic-electronic instrumental. Symmetrical, from Israel’s Shai-li Paldi, benefits from a natural feel and a deeply classical point-of-view, and brings a live component and sense of artistic poise to the precisely-assembled combination of piano, strings, synthesizer, and hip-hop beat.

Shai-li Paldi’s academic rigor and fresh creativity shines on this track, with a strong dynamic sense that informs the bittersweet visitation with heavy emotions from her past. As the soothing arrangement takes shape, we create peace between our memories and our aspirations, and find a sense of balance in the present moment.

Symmetrical, the latest from Shai-li Paldi, is a captivating mid-tempo burner that captures the moment of revelation and spontaneity we get from being in the right place at the right time.

Inspiration came from Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven, and concrete decisions about style were made in her native Israel: the music of the middle east with its rich harmonic heritage is weaved into Shai-li's intoxicating music. This song is featured on our Groovy Summer playlist.