‘Sooner Than I Think’ is an original music video written, produced, filmed in Larchmont
Eliana Kraut of Larchmont started writing songs when she was 8. Not that surprising, when you consider that her mother, Melanie Kraut, trained as a classical soprano, and worked in New York and Los Angeles on stage and TV.
Not to mention the fact that together, the two of them are basically irresistible.
Now 12, and a 7th Grader at Hommocks, Eliana is writing songs with a country/pop influence, both by herself and with Neil Herman, another Larchmont resident, who was a professional songwriter in Nashville. She has already played in New York, and set her sights on a music career.
Sooner Than I Think was written by Nicole Alifante, Neil Herman, Eliana Kraut and Melanie Kraut. The video was directed and filmed by Adam Reist of Coastline Productions, also a Larchmont resident.
“It was one of those magical songs that wrote itself because it is so personal,” says Melanie. “Ironically because it is so personal to us, it is universal. The feedback we have been getting is amazing.”
Eliana’s Bat Mitzvah project will be a Benefit Concert at Larchmont Temple on Sunday March 15, 4-5:30. All tickets sales will go to Memorial Sloan Kettering: the Susan Sirkman Fund, Breast Cancer and Pediatrics.