Video: Eric Bellinger – “Be The Change”

Inspired by Nelson Mandela, the Compton-born Singer-Songwriter Pushes Love, Understanding, and Activism in Stripped-Down Acoustic Song

8.21.2017

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 Video:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to Love, for Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela from his autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom” 1994

Standing by the words of Nelson Mandela, Eric Bellinger is sharing “Be The Change,” refusing to be silent during current tumultuous times. “I felt I needed to share something given everything that has been going on in Charlottesville,” says Bellinger. “Nelson Mandela’s words are more relevant now than ever… Be the change!” In the new video, directed by Cam Fairfax, the singer/songwriter vows to make a difference, hoping to inspire others to join him in the movement.

Earlier this year, Eric Bellinger released Cannabliss, a 5-track EP and a declaration of love for the good plant. The project followed Eric B. For President: Term 1, and Term 2which featured appearances from Wale, Victoria Monet, Elhae, and Tayla Parx. Stay tuned for more from the Cali singer.

Watch “Be The Change”: https://youtu.be/B2g3yMGmSCs
Listen to “Be The Change”: https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/be-the-change
Purchase “Be The Change”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/be-the-change-single/id1273418436?ls=1

Credits for “Be The Change:
Written by Eric Bellinger
Produced by: Harmony, Red Vision, Adam Hayman
Acoustic Guitar: Adam Hayman
Guitar (video): Thesis

Please contact Michelle or Isabel if interested in talking with Eric Bellinger.

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:

official sitetwitterfacebookyoutubeinstagramsoundcloud | spotify

“Be The Change”: https://youtu.be/B2g3yMGmSCs

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