He’s been a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, has played just about every late night show on the planet, and has had a bunch of hit songs since the release of his 2007 debut Sounds Like This. The one thing singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson hasn’t done, however, is perform a song in the basement of a music school in Westchester in front of an interviewer sporting a baseball cap and a rolled-out-of-bed look. Well, time for him to cross that off his bucket list.
Last week, the multi-talented D.C. born artist filmed an “A-Sides” session with yours truly in support of his new album Moving Up Living Down. Hutchinson is currently in the midst of a jam-packed U.S. headlining tour that runs through the end of June in support of the album, which has already generated a lot of buzz (and this run-on sentence) thanks to his extremely catchy single “Watching You Watch Him.” From inside a Music Conservatory of Westchester practice room in White Plains, NY, he performed that track then sat down for an informal interview about it. Watch. Listen. Love.
“Watching You Watch Him”
About A-Sides with Jon Chattman
Jon Chattman’s music series features artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometimes humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, I’m hoping this is refreshing.