Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Announces the Island-Themed Eric B. For President: Term 2, Releasing on March 10th
The R&B Star Enjoys His Wealth on “Treat Yourself,” the Project’s VIBE-Premiered First Single Featuring Wale
Critical Praise for Eric Bellinger:
“Sharing the genetic pool with his grandfather, Bobby Day – R&B singer, and songwriter for groups like the Jackson 5 – Eric is R&B’s most gifted songwriter.” – The Lunch Table
“Eric Bellinger is an up-and-coming R&B singer who has tons of talent and could make some waves very soon.” – Complex
“Eric Bellinger—the Los Angeles singer/songwriter whose single with Problem, “I Don’t Want Her,” made waves last year—fits somewhere between Ty Dolla $ign’s of-the-moment snap and Ne-Yo’s oh-so-earnest mid-’00s R&B.” – FADER
“If you’re single or trying to find signs of love in the world, Eric Bellinger will make you believe in love again.” – Singersroom
With a gorgeous singing voice belying boastful streetwise lyricism, Eric Bellinger effortlessly straddles the worlds of Hip-Hop and R&B. Capitalizing on the 2016 campaign season, Eric released the Eric B. and Rakim-referencing Eric B. For President: Term 1 in September 2016. Hitting stores on March 10th, Bellinger forsakes the club for island vibes on Eric B. For President: Term 2, his next EP. Borrowing sounds from bossa nova, yacht rock, reggae, and other beach-friendly genres, Eric synthesizes a breezier version of his woozy, romantic brand of R&B. Featuring appearances from Wale, Victoria Monet, Elhae, and Talya Parx, Eric B. For President: Term 2 is a ray of sunshine in a dark winter, and an ideal vehicle for romantic escapism.
Explains Eric Bellinger, “The vibe for Term 2 is island-y, fit for a tropical vacation. When Obama left office, he went jet-skiing on vacation. I’m taking that approach to give a sense of relaxation and chill and positive vibes in light of the new presidency. It’s a dark time, so I wanted to take the opposite approach and make something light and fun. Term 1 had the hip hop approach with the reference to Eric B and Rakim, but for this one, I wanted to go back to my RnB roots.”
A proven hitmaker and in-demand songwriter who has collaborated with Justin Bieber, Usher, Selena Gomez, and more, Eric Bellinger is your favorite rapper’s favorite singer. Last month, Bellinger released an acoustic interpretation of Eric B. For President: Term 1, stripping down the project’s songs to their bare essence and revealing a core of quality songwriting, silky vocals, and clever lyricism. Eric B. For President: Term 2 will cement Eric’s status as one of R&B’s brightest stars.
Today, VIBE premieres “Treat Yourself,” an ode to rewarding hard work by spending money on a lavish lifestyle. Featuring an assist from Wale, “Treat Yourself” is an unconventional R&B banger, combining swinging bossa nova acoustic guitars with snapping percussion. “Wale is someone I’ve been working super closely with lately,” says Eric Bellinger. “When he heard the song he immediately hopped on. ‘Treat Yourself’ is easily one of my favorite joints on the project. I love all of the songs but this one is special to me because it’s the first time I’m actually being kind of braggadocious on a record. I thought it was time to let people know what time it is – ‘I deserve that whip right there/ I deserve to pull up to that big house in my name’. ”
Listen to “Treat Yourself” ft. Wale (Prod. $k): https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/treat-yourself-feat-wale/
Check out the VIBE premiere: http://www.vibe.com/2017/02/eric-bellinger-wale-treat-yourself-single/
Pre-Order Eric B. For President: Term 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eric-b-for-president-term-2/id1209205422?ls=1&app=itunes
Eric Bellinger Background:
Over the last 6 years, Eric Bellinger has become one of the music industry’s most sought after songwriters while also proving himself to be equally talented as a singer and a rapper. Seamlessly fusing smooth and retro R&B melodies with edgy hip-hop, Bellinger, the grandson of “Rockin Robin” songwriter Bobby Day, has earned the reputation as quick yet intuitive songwriter. Having collaborated with Grammy-winning songwriter/producers J.R. Rotem and Rodney Jerkins, the Compton, California native has quickly racked up more than 80 song placements just in the last two years alone, writing for Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, The Game, and Janelle Monae. He has scored hits with his songwriting for Justin Bieber (“Right Here,”) Usher (“Lemme See,”) and Chris Brown (“Fine China.”) His work with Brown, specifically his contributions to Brown’s album F.A.M.E., also earned him a Grammy award. Following 10 years of being in singing groups, the former church boy singer formally stepped out as a solo artist in 2013, steadily churning out a series of well-regarded mixtapes. Working with artists including 2 Chainz, Kid Ink, Mya, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sage the Gemini, Bellinger quickly found success as a solo artist, selling out his U.K. tour, getting his independent label YFS distributed by Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment, and amassing over 10 million views on YouTube. Bellinger has come full circle as a triple-threat talent, simultaneously forging a burgeoning solo career while further cementing his reputation as one of R&B and pop music’s top go-to writers.
Eric B. For President: Term 2 iTunes pre-order: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eric-b-for-president-term-2/id1209205422?ls=1&app=itunes
“Treat Yourselft” ft. Wale: https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/treat-yourself-feat-wale/
EBFP: An Acoustic Experience: https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/sets/eric-b-for-president-term-1
“Black Beatles”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrrKiFeRR1g
“G.O.A.T./In My Prime”: https://youtu.be/1j6e1tx8L_w
“Fake Love”: https://youtu.be/DuhwDoE0uNg
“In My Prime”: https://soundcloud.
“Valet” ft. 2 Chainz & Fetty Wap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkAm_BUF3wQ
“I Don’t Want Her” ft. Problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcI56Q00yp8
“Focused On You” ft. 2 Chainz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BXSVCNJ9oI
Cuffing Season Pt. 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cuffing-season-pt.-2/id1060704988
Cuffing Season: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cuffing-season/id1018590532