Multi-Award Winning Singer-Songwriter-Producer Eric Robinson Announces The Release Of His 17th Studio Album: Lessons
Blue Erro Soul Entertainment in partnership with UnitedMasters, proudly announces the release of the upcoming 17th studio album, Lessons from a multi-award-winning singer-songwriter-producer and now author, Eric Robinson.
Whether over the course of his sixteen beloved LPs (2001’s The Esoteric Movement to 2020s Hear from Here) or through songwriting/production/vocal collaborations with the likes of Jill Scott, Dwele, Musiq Soulchild, Vivian Green, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna , and others, fine-tuned R&B music ears have come to recognize and make a somewhat spiritual connection with his everyday relatable, multi-influenced vibe which mirrors their own lives and experiences. “It’s R&B and soul music, but I’m a hip-hop dude,” Eric replies, of his influences as it relates to his music’s appeal.
Indeed, nothing less than heartfelt gratitude for the blessing of being able to continue releasing music through his very own Blue Erro Soul Entertainment, as well as accolades which have included two successive Grammy nominations for “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” (for “A Tale of two” in 2010; “Still” in 2011), a BET J Virtual Award for “Underground Artist of the Year” (2008), being distinguished as the first independent artist to be nominated for a BET Award in 2007 and sold-out tours throughout the world is what makes Eric Roberson, “The Soul Man himself.”
Earlier this year, Eric Roberson released the lead single from the album, “Lessons” to rave reviews across the board. He later recorded the current TOP 20 Billboard R&B song, “Lessons” (Remix) featuring Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn, and Kevin Ross to instant success. This superstar collaboration led to a surprise performance appearance at the recent Verzuz battle featuring Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild, which left soul-music aficionados wanting more. He also recently released his first book, Lessons Book (100 Thoughts on Life & Love), available at www.EricRobersonMusic.com.
LESSONS ALBUM TRACKLIST
1. Start All Over Again
2. High On You
3. Good Loving (feat. Pop Roberson)
4. Don’t Run From It Baby
5. All I Want (feat. Intro)
6. Letting My Guard Down (feat. Mumu Fresh)
7. Tried To Be Your Friend
10. Seen (feat. Cory Henry)
11. Lessons Acoustic Remix (feat. Anthony
Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn, and Kevin Ross)
One of the many stand-out songs from the Lessons album is the album opener, “Start All Over Again.” “I am on a perception diet. I am dedicated to seeing the beauty in all things around me. This song reflects on that idea. Every kiss should feel like a holiday. Every morning should be a reset, where I experience and fall in love with what’s in front of me all over again,” mentions Roberson.
Another highlight is the “Tried To Be Your Friend” song, “I love writing songs that create conversations. More times than not, the response to this song will be about an experience the listener went through. With Tried To Be Your Friend, I wrote from a perspective that may not paint the storyteller in the best light but would highlight one of the most honest parts about them,” he shares.
Then you have the beautifully written “All I Want.”
“This song has everything in it that I love about R&B. Emotional subject matter, memorable melody, and dark, deep soulful music. I am a huge fan of the group, Intro. The lead singer, Kenny Greene was one of the best writers and singers I had ever heard. With him passing in 2001, he left a void in R&B. I am extremely happy to have a performance from him showcased on this record.”
About Eric Robinson
Eric is celebrating over twenty years as an independent artist, creating “Honest Music” since 2001, which has afforded him the artistic freedom that isn’t typically offered in the mainstream music industry.
As a GRAMMY Award-nominee, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Howard University alum, Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds, and mainstream radio. Eric has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green, and countless others, to headlining sold-out tours across the country.
In 2020, Eric used this unprecedented time of solitude from the world to immerse himself creatively. With this, he created a powerful album, entitled “Hear from Here”, a musical cry out to its listeners who longed for a sound of hope. Roberson describes “Hear from Here” as an “act of service” to his devoted fans.
Eric is currently a professor at the legendary Berklee College of Music in Boston. When asked about the position he stated, “It was an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse. I truly believe that at all times we are teachers and students. I not only love teaching the students but learning from them as well.”
In 2017, Eric created “The Process,” a forum in which he invites fans to navigate through his creative experience. It allows fans to listen and comment on unreleased songs, thereby being a part of the “process” of making music. “We are losing so much of the culture that went with listening to music. Letting the fans watch us create the albums was our way of bringing some of the old music culture back,” says Eric.