Sticking to his roots and strumming into the hearts of listeners with his down-to-earth groove, Burlington Americana musician, Eric George, has released a soulful new album, ‘Not About Nightingales’. Getting right to the nitty-gritty with an uplifting opening track, Eric’s vocals sound like a young John Mayer and encourage feelings of happiness and zen over “Few Little Lines” as he lyrically flows through a theme of desire.
The second track, “River for Your Dam”, generates attention with its Indie aesthetic and catchy yet simple lyrics that leave listeners humming along long after the song is over. “I Was Trying to Describe You” is the third track that takes the album down to an acoustic and emotively consuming feel as Eric dials down to the basics of his timeless love and adoration toward his lover. The fourth track, “Cure for His Soul”, showcases that Eric has a canny awareness of how to hook listeners in through spilling the beans on the often overlooked and untroublesome aspects of life that serve as the sweetest over time.
“Thought You Had a Home” is the fifth track which begins with a hypnotic instrumental introduction which leads into unending optimism and a track that is musically emblematic of a night out under the stars deep in the spacious and serene countryside. The sixth track, “I’m Satisfied With You” is a cunning display of soulful simplicity as Eric realizes the most human elements of his lover and how he’d rather love his woman for exactly who she is rather than a display of artificiality which wouldn’t meet the desires of his heart.
“Friends With Silence” is the eighth and meditative track which brings to light the benefit of being at one with silence and embracing moments of peace in solitude. Closing out the album with “Some Times”, Eric’s vocals come alive as he sweeps his lover off of their feet with an affectionate vocal arrangement and lush instrumentation that is well-orchestrated and charmingly mellow.
If you’re a fan of artists such as James Morrison, Michael Buble, Keith Urban and Diamond Rugs, then Eric George is the soulful musician that you’ve been missing out on.