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Eric Sleeper creates an anthem for the outsiders in his new single “Tommy”…
inviting listeners to reflect on their own personal journeys through his masterful storytelling and evocative lyricism.
In Eric Sleeper’s powerful narrative, he sheds light on the struggles faced by those who are often overlooked or deemed unsuccessful by societal standards. The song is a hug to individuals who courageously take unconventional paths by pursuing their own unique happiness despite facing judgment and being perceived as strange or different. As an artist, Sleeper understands the challenges of creating your own sound that may not align with mainstream or accepted norms. His profound belief in trusting one’s intuition and carving a unique path shines through his poetic songwriting. In lines like, “the crystal ball is all a lie, the dreams you sell he’ll never buy” and “Tommy’s got a bigger plan, more happy than he’s ever been,” he captures the essence of defying expectations and finding authentic happiness.
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“’Tommy’ is the story of the underdog. The one who is overlooked and not as “successful” as people think he should be,” explains Sleeper. “The line, but you think you’re so much better reflects people’s attitudes towards those like him, as if their way is the only way. It is important to find your intuition and understand your own path rather than what is laid out for you.”
Elevating his impactful lyricism, the gentle acoustics accompanying the song create an intimate atmosphere and allow the focus to remain on the profound messages woven into the lyrics. His relaxed, breezy melodies and mellow sound also create a sense of nostalgia and comfort in processing these emotions. All the small details in the production of “Tommy” are a testament to Sleeper’s remarkable ability to craft profound and deeply resonant music that strikes a chord with his audience.
Eric Sleeper, a singer-songwriter hailing from New Jersey, possesses a distinct, ethereal, and tangible essence that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Sleeper molds his own signature sound by embracing an amalgamation of genres including indie, acoustic rock, and folk. Central to his craft is the art of storytelling, as he strives to create captivating, compelling, and relatable Dylan-esque songs. Having already garnered success with his singles “Son of a Gun,” “Dragons,” and “K is For Karma,” Sleeper breathes new life into the singer-songwriter scene, offering a refreshing and invigorating presence.
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