Eric Sleeper has today released his new single titled ‘Son of a Gun’. Simple, sweet, and elegant, Eric is one of those kinds of artists whose music reflects his soul. ‘Son of a Gun’ is a diary of reflection and introspection. From someone who is about to make that leap into the unknown. In this case, a career in music. It takes a certain kind of person to do that. Listen here and find out if that is you.
Musically stripped and lyrically to the point, Eric examines his mind and sifts it through his heart to find out what his soul wants and needs. Beautifully crafted with a bigger than it is sound, a simple guitar and voice echo in the darkness of that unlit crossroads with an anthem for newfound deidcation.
About ‘Son of a Gun’
Referencing the path of an aspiring artist finding their way and conquering trials and tribulations in the process, “Son Of A Gun” is Eric Sleeper’s memories and personal story of being an up-and-coming musician himself. Taking pride in writing music that listeners can relate to, fans are encouraged to apply the lyrics to their own stories and hardships. “This song was written as a reflection of the internal struggles of an unknown artist, chasing a path of uncertainty, yet being completely content with it and accepting of whatever is to come,” explains Sleeper. Inspired by underdog stories, Sleeper expresses the feeling of those around you not believing in your potential in his line, “I chase the dreams I’m after; you say it’s suicide.” Continuously offering encouragement and opportunities to reflect, listeners are left feeling motivated and optimistic for the future.
New York-born and New Jersey-based Eric Sleeper began his musical journey at 14. Starting with guitar, immediately after, he picked up songwriting and quickly found his passion for expressing thoughts and feelings through lyricism. Later learning the MIDI keyboard, Sleeper has proven himself to be a well-versed musician, both instrumentally and vocally. Taking inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Nirvana, and Bon Iver, Sleeper values their minimalistic approach to songwriting. With a goal of making his debut album in the near future, “Son Of A Gun” is his third single. Making his debut with “Junkie” followed by “Emily,” he’s earned the attention of Music-News.com and XS Noize. Fans have much to look forward to with an album in the works and a goal of bringing new music to the stage in the near future.
About Eric Sleeper
New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Eric Sleeper carries a unique, dreamy, and tangible vibe that sets him apart from his peers. Taking pride in bending multiple genres, he encapsulates indie, acoustic rock, and folk all to create his own distinctive sound. Directing focus toward his lyrical mind frame, Eric writes his songs to be captivating, riveting, and relatable. Taking inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Nirvana, Tom Waits, and Bon Iver, he values their minimalistic approach to songwriting. “I am homegrown, literally recording everything on my own in my no-frills bedroom studio,” Eric explains.
Strumming the strings to his first guitar at age 14, Eric Sleeper has been making music ever since. After guitar, he immediately began writing his own songs and later picked up the MIDI keyboard. He quickly took to expressing his thoughts and feelings through lyricism, writing about his personal struggles, ambition, and tales of the underdog.
With his unique writing style, and a dreamlike ambiance that adds an element of nostalgia, alongside his edgy and rebellious attitude, Eric Sleeper is setting off on a musical journey of his own. With two successful singles, “Emily” and “Junkie,” already under his belt and a third on the way, Eric is the breath of fresh air the singer-songwriter scene needs.