Eric Gordon NOBODY SAID THAT IT WAS EASY Debut R&B/Pop Album Release Concert
It’s not every day that an artist puts aside a career in Contemporary-Christian music to enter the world of mainstream R&B music. It was a difficult decision for the artist, but the title track off Eric Gordon’s highly-anticipated album sums it up well: NOBODY SAID THAT IT WAS EASY. Despite the artist’s apprehensions, the debut R&B record is already garnering rave reviews. Last night proved that.
Eric Gordon is a singer-songwriter based out of Maple Grove. Although he is no foreigner to the Minnesota music scene, Eric gained recognition as a contestant on the FOX television show, American Idol (season 13). He spent the following year writing for a new album, drawing influence from a hodgepodge of soulful pop writers, including Jhené Aiko and John Mayer. The result was a collection of experiences revolving around a theme of togetherness between two people in spite of opposition and strain.
The debut R&B/pop album, NOBODY SAID THAT IT WAS EASY, ties together the use of cinematic elements, synthesized instrumentation, and the push and pull of smooth R&B grooves to capture the emotion behind each song. The album was tracked at RiverRock Studios in Minneapolis and produced by Nashville-native, Markus Huber (Johnnyswim, Natalie Grant, Jordan Feliz).
Last night, Friday, March 31st, with special guests Breanne Düren and The Prams, Eric Gordon played his debut album in it’s entirety. Eric was set to start playing at 9PM, left the crowd in question where he was for 15 minutes before he finally took the stage. At least he didn’t pull a Lil Wayne…
The wait was well worth it. Eric played the album perfectly, with wonderful backup singers and a full band. Playing the album through with a couple covers spread through his set consisting of songs from Ed Sheeran to Kevin Lyttle. Not to mention a cover of the ever-so-loved and origin-disputed “Killing Me Softly” at the end of the set to be followed up with a double encore ending with the Album’s title track. All in all, Eric definitely left his mark at the Fine Line (Literally and figuratively)
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