Eric Frisch Fills A Hole That Modern Indie Was Missing With “The Light Ahead”
Right now there are so many things going wrong with the world. It’s hard to see straight. One thing I can always count on however is fresh new music. As each day passes and our society slips further into chaos, sometimes it is much easier to find inspirational art than you would think. At the moment I find myself looking and missing my favorite band of all time, Vampire Weekend. However, while it may be very far from a VW tour, I have found a group that may sate my need for now. New York City’s enthralling new artist Eric Frisch has captured a quirky and appealing sound that I believe is worth checking out. In his latest single, “The Light Ahead,” Frisch grabs our imagination with whats to come. By exploring elements of 50s and 60s pop music with a more modern aesthetic, Eric develops a very complex audio palette. Eric’s vision is present throughout, creating a unique call to the past while still pushing forward into uncharted territory. Eric released his first self-produced full-length entitled Goodbye Birdcage, in March of 2014. The album showcased his range as a writer and singer, as well as displayed his ability to blend various influences into his music. Now with this newest single we can see a clear progression in his production style.
A talented artist and performer, Eric writes songs that are original, catchy, and memorable. The “Light Ahead” is a tasty track that certainly points out Frisch’s potential as a songwriter and producer. However, at the end of the day this song falls far too neatly in the “harmless pop” category to make many waves. While the song is surely a nice melodic jaunt, there isn’t any real substance to the tune that makes you feel compelled to play it over and over. In the end “The Light Ahead” suffers from an acute need of modernity. Eric Frisch is certainly gaining steam as an indie pop musician living in New York City. Eric’s main influences range everywhere from the Beatles and the Beach Boys to Sam Cooke and the Four Tops to Bob Dylan and Jackie Wilson. Originally from Toronto, Eric is the second of four children. Eric began learning piano at an early age and always enjoyed the task of composing on his own. Check out Eric on his SoundCloud!