Monday 19 June 2017

Eric Shans - For The Days Ahead

New York’s Eric Shans returns to Colour and Pitch with stunning 4 track EP ‘For The Days Ahead; a timely sequel to last year’s ‘We Choose’. A fixture on Brooklyn’s deep and tech house club circuit, Eric is also creative director for the excellent 3Bridge Records.

As Mr Shans himself puts it, this EP “explores more themes of loss, escapism, moving on, and living in an unsure world. It goes through different moods we might feel even on a daily basis.”

Dreamy opener ‘Eyes Closed’ sets the tone for the EP, with a soothing piano melody over smooth deep house atmospheres. ‘There Is Nothing’ takes a wistful, orchestral turn, playing with Vangelis-like synth melodies and strings over a warm, progressive groove. Sounding like the closing credits to some emotionally charged movie, ‘Torn Apart’ sees Eric Shans performing powerful piano chords and simple, heart-rending vocals. Closing out the EP on a positive note, ‘From That Day On’ moves back toward the dance-floor with tight, bouncy drums and a highly addictive bass-line.

“For The Days Ahead” reminds us we must always, no matter what, keep moving and keep growing, no matter what life throws at us.

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