By Jack Barnes
A hugely talented singer with the respect and admiration of the music industry, Eric Bellinger earns his living as an ace songwriter, creating compositions that stand on their own. Released in September 2016, Eric B. For President: Term 1, was a potent fusion of Hip-Hop and R&B, packed with sensual bedroom jams and trap bangers. On EBFP: An Acoustic Experience, Eric Bellinger strips down those songs to their bare essence, with only voice and acoustic guitar, to reveal the well-crafted melodies and clever lyrics beneath the production bells and whistles of the first project. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
Though slower songs from the project, such as the grown-and-sexy “Remind Her” and the woozy ballad “Drive By,” lend themselves naturally to acoustic treatment, what is even more impressive is Eric’s ability to transform some of the harder tracks, such as “My Check” and “Snappin’ and Trappin’,” into lilting, sexy slow jams. EBFP is a tremendous vocal showcase for Eric, spotlighting his flawless tenor and intricate self-harmonies.
Explains Eric Bellinger, “I’m an R&B artist first but I know Eric B For President: Term 1 was a very hip-hop driven project. I felt as if I needed to do some more edgy urban songs just so people knew I was capable of that type of sound as well, but I still wanted to release the project in a way that my core fan base would be able to vibe with. I’m a huge fan of the acoustic guitar. There were a lot of insane beats on the project: crazy snares, baselines, ambient sounds that may have left some of my vocals and intricate harmonies in each of the songs hidden. I knew that if I stripped down the production for EBFP, An Acoustic Experience, it would make people focus in on the vocals and lyrics. The idea for making an acoustic project came out after I saw the reaction from old and new fans. I was excited about the new fans I gained but still wanted to please my day ones as well.”
Pulling up to his L.A. mansion in his beamer with suicide doors, “Sometimes,“ premiered today by ThisisRnB and directed by Cam Fairfax, explores the more sensitive side of his personality. “Trap n*ggas fall in love sometimes,” Eric croons over chopped-n-screwed vocal samples and rattling snares, rocking old school Kobe and MJ jerseys while wearing oversized slippers. Eric included the audio for “Sometimes” on his most recent project, Eric B. For President: Term 1. Featuring standout tracks such as “G.O.A.T.” and “In My Prime,” which Eric packaged together into a two-for-one music video, the VIBE-premiered Eric B. For President: Term 1 is currently available for purchase on iTunes and to stream on Soundcloud and Spotify. Over the past six years, Eric has been one of the industry’s most respected hitmakers for himself and others, writing for stars such as Usher, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez, culminating in a Grammy Award win for his work on Chris Brown‘s F.A.M.E. With over 10 million YouTube views on his solo tracks, Eric scored several radio hits including 2015’s “Valet“ featuring 2 Chainz and Fetty Wap.
EBFP: An Acoustic Experience hits the internet on Inauguration Day, January 20th.
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