Multi-talented artist and Compton native, Eric Bellinger, has been responsible for some of your favorite songs to date. Penning hits and working with industry heavy hitters such as Chris Brown, Usher, Justin Beiber, Selena Gomez and many more. He is currently focusing on his music career and debut album. Get to know Eric below and what inspires him as a creative.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Grew up singing in church never thought that i would make it a career. Not till after high school I realized music was my calling.
You’ve been giving us some amazing acoustic tunes lately, what other instruments do you play?
Right now I’m focusing on mastering the guitar, next I would like to learn how to play the piano.
You not only have an amazing voice and play instruments, but have also written many of our favorite songs with top artists in the industry. What’s been one of your favorite songs you have written and why?
Favorite song is Fine China because we got to channel Michael Jackson and CB took the song where it really needed to go and seeing my vision come to life in the most epic way possible.
You recently released your new single, “Frequency”, what inspired this song?
Recently I’ve been putting out a lot of up tempo music like GOAT and In My Prime so I really wanted to take it back to the day 1 Eric Bellinger Fans fell in love with in the first place. I felt Frequency was the best song that would represent the mood I’ve been in lately.
Where do you find your greatest inspiration for music?
My real life, my surroundings, who I’m around. Life itself is inspirational
What are 3 things you must have in the studio in order to create?
Wave Lamp, Star Projector and Avatar the movie
How would you describe your personal style as an artist?
Functional street style. Looks that can take me from the studio to the stage with minor adjustments. It’s a reflection of my sound!
We loved Term 2 and Cannabliss – what projects are you currently working on?
Took a break from writing to focus on those projects. Getting back into writing and doing writing sessions with other artists. Right now I’m finishing up my debut album.
Photographer: Chris Paul Thompson
Assistant: Jonnell Chavez
Stylist: Justin ( @hollywoodjustin )
Producers: Neiman & Shaylinda