Music will always find a way. Even after it is pushed aside for years, good music will reawaken and insist that it gets released to the world. This seems to be the case with our recent find Erick Beau.
We had a chance to chat with the talented singer songwriter and have a premiere of his new music video for “Waiting For You”. Enjoy:
World Premiere of “Waiting For You’ by Erick Beau
What first drew you to music?
The first thing that drew me to music was when I received a kid drum kit at around 8 years old and I started to play while listening to Elvis or Beatles songs.
How would you describe the Erick Beau sound?
The Erick Beau sound is truly organic. Real root instruments are played and mix with more modern sounds. It is also very melodic. The melodies keep haunting you over and over again.
Which artists have had the biggest influence on you?
The artists that had the biggest influence are Bach, Paul McCarthy, Sting, Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, and U2.
How does a song come together for you? What is your songwriting process?
When I write a song I start with a theme, then I imagine myself singing it and discover the beat. Once I have a beat I then write the melody together with the lyrics and then I finish with chord placement and adjustments. In production, I can hear the different instruments and where they should come in in the song so I write the partitions and then have them played or write them with the artists.
After taking some time away from music to become a lawyer, what was the catalyst to launch your debut album?
The catalyst for launching my album was that I was in a position to do so and I felt the urgency to get it out there. My wife played a huge part in pushing me forward and making me realize it was finally the time to get my music out there.
What do you hope the listener takes away from your songs?
I hope my songs make my listener feel alive and understood in the feelings they experience through the different challenges we face in life, like going through a long-distance love story.
Share some advice for others sharing real life in their music.
My advice is to be real and sing about what you have experienced so the audience can really feel what you are going through and relate to your message.
Give us a look at the future from Erick Beau.
I will be launching 2 other singles at the beginning of 2021 and the Album will be out in the spring.
I am also launching more music videos.
Look out for some live acoustic version I will also be playing for you.
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