Eric Hutchinson Releasing "Moving Up Living Down" on April 17
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:52:49
Eric Hutchinson will release Moving Up Living Down on April 17. It's the follow-up to his debut album, Sounds Like This, which entered Billboard's Heatseekers chart at No. 1 and contained the RIAA-certified Gold single, "Rock & Roll," which was a No. 1 hit at AAA radio.
Hutchinson recorded Moving Up Living Down with Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Regina Spektor) in California and Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, James Morrison) in London after writing the songs at home in New York City. Road-tested in every setting from a converted garage in Salt Lake City to the 30,000-seat Calgary Saddledome, from San Diego to Dubai, the songs reflect an ever-broadening musical palate, from the exuberant folk-pop bounce of "Watching You Watch Him" to the reggae lilt of opener "Talk is Cheap" and the soul grounding of "The Basement."
"The album's called Moving Up Living Down because it's about the chutes and ladders nature of life," explains Hutchinson. "There's no end game. It's about growing pains and I think I've grown a lot since the first album. This is the next step. I feel lucky, really lucky."
We feel lucky to hear it, Eric!
Hutchinson will launch an extensive tour in conjunction with the release of the new album. Dates will be announced shortly.
Are you Moving Up or Living Down?