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Shaping the Sound of COA

There is no single album that quite matches the level of influence at a forward-thinking level in the realms of pop music this year than ericdoa’s COA. Being the most prominent instance of this coming paradigm shift for the genre, the all-encompassing impact that this album has as it stands today will ring true for the months and years to come as we enter this brand new era. Of course this status mostly results from the album’s star figure in Eric himself; not a single soul could possibly ignore the masterwork that he put in throughout each and every track without a single miss in sight. His energy was enigmatic; his delivery was entrancing; and his overall musicianship was exuberant and ever-so-perfected as he truly came into his own element as the tried and true pop phenom he was destined to be. But even Eric could only do so much on his end as a singular presence on the mic. The setting that surrounded him – both physically and inside the music as it came to be – played integral roles in crafting what would end up being this impactful and momentous musical experience. Simply put, if Eric was not …

Umru: A Master Of Curation, and Why His Take On “movinglikeazombie” is More Than Just a Remix

As we currently stand today, we have laid witness to what can only be described as pop music’s gradual progression into its most unfounded era yet — an era that has been defined by attitudes and approaches that are just as transfixed with facets of the past as they are with nuanced and forward-thinking attitudes. This surge towards a brand new future has come to fruition due in large part to that very dichotomy as it is, but more so because of the talent that its earliest progenitors showcased while defining those aspects. These now-solidified pop ideals have been and still are in the hands of a variety of camps across the grander music landscape, as this development has resulted in such acts as Dorian Electra, 100 Gecs, and the all-encompassing force of PC Music being the most shining examples of the succeeding sound of mainstream music to come moving towards the future. But with such a blatantly progressive nature infused in this new era’s overall methodology, it is extremely easy to see why developing scenes under this far more widely known cast of influence are springing up so quickly. And perhaps even more impressive is how this near-entirely teenage-based …

Problem – [Delto] x [ericdoa]

One aspect that seems to get lost in the minds of those who are not as accustomed to the rising crop of new-age pop musicians is that they do indeed have quite the telling amount of traditional “pop appeal” in their music despite its progressive tendencies. Acts in this light are simply taking the tried and true stylistics of past eras in the genre and are applying them to these unfounded lanes moving forward — lanes that they themselves are creating in the process. For just about the greatest and most vivid picture of this sentiment in full effect, look no further than the tandem of Delto and ericdoa — two artists who entirely encapsulate the simplest idea of pop music down to its most basic facets, but placed directly in this new and progressing age. While Delto has shined mostly through her remarkably prolific production presence throughout this year, she is beginning to make a name for herself on the mic as well in that exact same light. There is little left to even mention regarding ericdoa’s mark on the pop world in his own right,  considering that he is essentially the spitting image of tomorrow’s superstar talent at …

Secrets – [Midwxst]

One of the most telling signs of prolonged superstardom as a rising act in any given music scene is when that very artist successfully comes through with a full-length project that exemplifies all that they have worked towards leading up to said project in itself. It is a true moment of self-fulfillment — one that practically any iconic artist can say they have experienced at a single point in their career.  Accomplishing that feat is certainly one thing on its own, but we’re talking about something of a different story when that very project exudes nothing else but pure passion and creative integrity as a result of all of this work put in. Not only does this sentiment work to elevate the aforementioned concept, but it also makes the sheer quality of whatever project being discussed that much greater in the process. While it is quite clear that 17-year-old pop prodigy Midwxst infuses this exact sense of passion into literally every single track he comes through with, he has successfully gone above and beyond to achieve all that these previous descriptions have to offer in such graceful fashion with his debut album Secrets.  Over the length of 9 exceptional tracks, …

SLiiDE – [SEBii] x [ericdoa]

Music stands out in such a tellingly unique manner when a perceived sense of chemistry between two or more artists can be identified. Not only is the working relationship on the song itself as strong as ever in the process, but this fact becomes that much more abundantly clear when the given artists build off of each other on the track throughout its entirety — creating an atmosphere only reserved for occasions like these.    In saying this, the bond shared by the 5 individuals who come together on pop music phenom SEBii’s latest single “SLiiDE” is unmatched in its vivid sense of comradery and comfort between each other, as SEBii himself is joined by fellow pop standout ericdoa on the mic here, with the duo’s frequent collaborators Glasear, Kimj, and vvspipes all on production collectively.    The song certainly has an incredibly distinct aura about it as a result of these 5 close friends all joining together to make a resounding and simply momentous experience with their ever-so-apparent talents shining through as they do here. Put simply, each and every individual’s most defining attributes are on their fullest display here, and in the process, a magnificent pop offering comes …

Resolve – [Kuru] x [Dante Red]

The space that the rising next wave of pop acts hold within their respective music scene at this current moment can practically be called anything other than one-dimensional. Nearly every single act working inside this landscape has a great deal of sounds and styles to bring to the table that detract from what anyone could consider their all-around “signature” sound.    For the best picture of this sentiment being put into motion on repeated occasions, one does not have to look any further than some of the most prominent acts at the forefront of this landscape right now. To say that Kuru is among that select group would be selling him short, as just about every single one of his latest string of singles has sounded quite different from the last — all but diversifying his already extensively dynamic catalog in the process.    Even with that being said however, his latest in this aforementioned string entitled “Resolve”is something of an extreme detraction from what might be known as an atypical Kuru offering. This track is an exhilarating offering that saturates itself in the worlds of breakcore and happy hardcore more than anything else — mostly due in large part …

Glasear: An Untapped Life Behind The Boards

A telling concept that speaks volumes about the current state of modern music is discreetly defining what one stands for, portrays themselves as, or simply what their title represents as a singular entity — a singular artist. These things not only display what an act’s role is within whatever landscape they find themselves in, but as one delves deeper and deeper into how the nuance of these concepts, the more and more is revealed regarding exactly how their status reflects the type of music they make, and in the medium(s) they make it in.   To say that a now-incredibly influential figure in contemporary underground music like Glasear has quite a lot to exemplify as far as his own status is concerned would be an understatement unlike any single one heard before. On the outset, he is simply an 18-year-old producer out of Atlanta that has come to pave ways for a rising new world of production over the last few years, right alongside his numerous contemporaries in the equally influential Neliaworld collective.   Seeing him from this particular spectacle has become enough on its own for people to recognize his weight over the grander underground music scene that he …

Ericdoa: The Art Of Being Down Bad

In today’s musical landscape, you can practically imagine any single type of artist along with how they might act outside of their music and that one individual more than likely already exists. Both current-day musicians and entertainers alike – especially in regards to modern pop and its youthful and experimental status – have an unfounded and unmatched level of creative freedom to build their brand in any way they would like. But in this saturated and at times even slightly fabricated musical state that we live in, is there still room for pure talent and genuine personalities to share the same body?  The answer to that question is a resounding yes, whether any experienced and matured critic would like to say otherwise. And this fact is displayed ever-so-vividly by what is shaping up to be the next wave of pop music for the masses — a scene that sees its most prominent acts displaying values of humility, originality, and a sense of community more than any other musical movement before it. Expressing one’s true self is a routine, not a choice, and perhaps no other act in this scene expresses themselves at a higher level than Ericdoa does day in …

ifhy – [ericdoa]

Between artists, producers, and a number of other creatives, NEILAWORLD has become ubiquitous in the SoundCloud world and beyond. Not only does their roster span over a colorful selection of sounds and styles, but the way that the group has managed to translate SoundCloud-born momentum into a cross-platform force is nothing less than crucial. Today, highlighting just one member of their ever-talented roster, we’re here to shed a light on ericdoa and his latest single, “ifhy,” released just under a month ago to date. Coming in at 2 minutes and 49 seconds in length, “ifhy” is a charming release for numerous reasons, a central one of which is the catalog that it exists within. Over the years, ericdoa has orbited around hip-hop just as much as he has indie and even alternative music, never shying away from his clearly-broad palette of tastes. And yet, even while weaving between several genres, the CT-based talent has managed to slowly improve his chops in each stylistic area, with “ifhy” acting as perhaps his best release to date in the more poppy, alternative space. Ericdoa has proven his worth as a genre-agnostic artist many times over, and with songs like his latest, it feels as though …

Public Target – [ericdoa]

Today I have the pleasure of introducing the Lyrical Lemonade audience to one of my favorite rising artists out of the underground ericdoa. He is apart of this group of up and coming rappers still sticking to SoundCloud to grow their rapidly expanding fan bases. Ericdoa is one of very few artists who have been welcomed into the Neila World collective and last week he dropped his strongest project to date Public Target. The Charlotte-based production crew has been gaining more and more attention as the roster of artists they have been are usually some of the most unique young artists in the underground scene today. As the first few tracks get going it is evident that ericdoa brings a lot of passion in his voice, with that you feel an emotional connection to the content of his lyrics quite quickly. A track like “Mirage” is a perfect example of his display of emotion, a modern ballad that deals with stresses an artist faces when questioning if they’ll make it or not. What really stands out for me is how well the production on each song blends perfectly with ericdoa’s voice, further proving the kind of talent Neila World has …