EP: Eric Bellinger – Cannabliss 

The Compton-Born Singer Shares a Munchie-Sized Bit of Bliss for 4/20

4.18.2017

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

The EP:

Though enthusiasm for marijuana runs high in the Hip-Hop community, the drug still carries a stigma in certain areas of society at large. Here to dispel those negative associations is Eric Bellinger with Cannabliss, a 5-track EP and a declaration of love for the good plant. From The Game-featuring “Blazin’ Wit The Bros,” to “Staring at the Ceiling,” Cannabliss touches on every aspect of the smoking experience with lush, woozy soul samples, reverb-heavy guitars and keys, and ethereal vox. The EP is a bite-sized encapsulation of what 4/20 is all about: blazing up and forgetting your sorrows for a few minutes of bliss. Cannabliss also boasts unique, appropriately trippy artwork for all five tracks.

Eric Bellinger describes the concept behind Cannabliss: “Marijuana has a really dark cloud over it for some reason, but I happen to love everything about it. With the worldwide holiday 4/20 approaching, I wanted to do something in an attempt to help erase the negative stigma attached to it. My idea was to create a project about weed that everyone would love, especially the stoners! A project so good that people would enjoy it even if they didn’t smoke. A project so vibey, so smooth, so mesmerizing, so relaxing, so hypnotizing that the energy embedded in the sonics of music would subliminally relieve stress & cause the listener to feel high, effortlessly coercing them into a state of ‘CANNABLISS.'”

Cannabliss follows the releases of Eric B. For President: Term 1,  which dropped in September, and Term 2, which features appearances from Wale, Victoria Monet, Elhae, and Tayla Parx. The grandson of legendary “Rockin’ Robin” songwriter Bobby Day, Eric Bellinger has racked up dozens of songwriting placements over the years, including hits for Usher (“Lemme See”) and Justin Bieber (“Right Here), eventually earning a Grammy for working on Chris Brown‘s F.A.M.E. Always working hard on writing songs for himself and others, Cannabliss is Eric’s gift to the world on the most sacred of days: 4/20.

Listen to Cannablisshttps://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/sets/cannabliss

Buy Cannabliss on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cannabliss-ep/id1226794984

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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.


Links:

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Cannabliss: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cannabliss-ep/id1226794984 // https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/sets/cannabliss

“Blazin Wit The Bros” ft. The Game: https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/blazin-wit-the-bros

“Make You Mine”: https://youtu.be/V4C2DvwEoDM // https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/make-you-mine

Eric B. For President: Term 2https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/sets/eric-b-for-president-term-2 // 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 Experiencehttps://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/sets/eric-b-for-president-term-1

“Sometimes”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFKNWH5Gm2o

“Let Me Love You”: https://youtu.be/O_kLNwFM0MM

“Black Beatles”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrrKiFeRR1g

“Sex For Christmas”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sex-for-christmas-single/id1186009993?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes // https://open.spotify.com/album/0FJrXGtd8DY7kKA0LYlwxA

“G.O.A.T./In My Prime”: https://youtu.be/1j6e1tx8L_w

“Fake Love”: https://youtu.be/DuhwDoE0uNg 

Eric B For President: Term 1iTunes // SoundCloud // Spotify

“In My Prime”: https://soundcloud.com/yfsmusic/inmyprime

“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. 2https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cuffing-season-pt.-2/id1060704988

Cuffing Seasonhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cuffing-season/id1018590532