Singer-songwriter Erin Eades reveals all her secrets to the universe

Erin Eades in December. // Photo by Ron Lamendola

Local singer-songwriter Erin Eades uses his art to capture the ebb and flow of an ever-changing internal turmoil. She finds that pushing honest and private subject matter in public art encourages a more sincere connection with her audience.

“It makes you more willing to put yourself out there,” Eades says. “You know, it’s not just about putting a song in the universe. It’s taking a little piece of yourself out and it can be really, really daunting. If you don’t give that to your listeners, how are we supposed to bring each other together? »

Eades’ musical career began on the piano, as is the case with so many young musicians, but his infatuation with ivories was short-lived. While looking for a better outlet, Eades’ father surprised her with a Gibson guitar and a songbook.

“I took the guitar and loved it,” Eades says. “I think because I could play a lot of different styles of music on the guitar, or at least that’s what I found myself creating.”

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In college, Eades began memorizing the Beatles discography. Today, Eades’ musical influences are handpicked. “I listen to a lot of indie rock music. But really, I’m so everywhere. It ranges from the pop music you hear on the radio, to a dance club track, to the acoustic sounds you might expect .

Eades considers his approach to songwriting a bit unorthodox.

“It’s kind of a joke, but I always say I’m not what you would consider a real musician,” she says. “My knowledge of theory is so limited, and because of that, a lot of it comes from a place of base emotion.”

Her debut single “Looking from the Bottom” is a captivating lyrical rapture. Erin says, “It was also a fun writing process. It came very quickly, and the words indicated where I was at that moment. Is it about mental health and depression, although that might be pretty obvious? »

the Logbook EP came next in 2018, stringing together a collection of heartfelt songs. Beyond the engaging acoustic guitar, Eades peppered this EP with some catchy bluesy beats and even some electric guitar.

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Eades has used the pandemic to draw on some of these most diverse genre influences in his new compositions.

“I love that people are starting to incorporate more electronic elements into acoustic music,” says Eades. “I think that’s very interesting, just on its own. So, I’m looking forward to exploring that a bit more.

“I remember being younger and listening to David Gray’s white scale album,” she says. “He was a great early example of the sound I’m looking for – where you have those electronic beats in the background and the acoustic guitar doing most of the work.”

Eades’ next album is slated for release later in 2022. The artist is currently choosing which songs will make the final cut, based on lyrical content and varying themes.

“I was in a relationship, years and years ago, and when it ended, there was a lot that didn’t end,” Eades says. “There were so many details that finally came together, recently. This closure, this resolution, speaks of something universal.

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