Thursday, June 5, 2014

Eric Himan - Everything To You

Eric Himan has one of the most engaging personas I've ever had the opportunity to get to see grow and mature.  This is probably one of my favorite songs he's recorded and I think it's a sentiment that we all want in our lives.  I love the song structure and the way the chorus kind of has this deconstructed feel that's very rhythmic against the verses.  We want to find that person that will be able to be the protector and the comedian and the lover and the fighter.  We want to know that no matter what, there will be someone there that's willing to have your back and go the extra mile for you.  Someone that's going to scramble you eggs and help paint the house when you need it.

Eric's voice is sublime.  It's one of the most distinctive voices in my daily shuffle of music and it makes me smile because more than anything you can hear the heart and soul that he's put into these labors of love.  The song is an easy song to get into and it sticks with you for quite some time.  It's got a gentleness to it that makes you want to just bob along with the track.  The video has that exact same feeling to it and you can see that he had a great time filming it as there are parts when you know he's not taking himself seriously at all.  We all tend to do that too.  We take ourselves far too seriously and forget to laugh at the small things.  I think "Construction Worker" Eric is my favorite in the video because he does take the time to laugh at himself and that makes me smile.

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