Eric Hutchinson brightens things up with Summer sounds

Eric Hutchinson brightens things up with Summer sounds

Savannah Massingill, Staff Writer

In 2007, he reached his peak, and has since been slowly becoming obsolete in the music world, but now  he will make his comeback. He is the male Colbie Caillat, just unknown.

Eric Hutchinson grew up in Maryland suburbs, where he first started his career, but he then attended Emerson College in Boston, which is where he really made a name for himself. Hutchinson found his niche in a genre that is a mix of pop and jazz, similar to John Mayer and Gavin DeGraw. Unfortunately, he has not found the stardome Mayer has, but he has captured the same, upbeat sound that rock lovers will hate, but everyone else will like.
Hutchinson’s number one song on iTunes is, ”Rock & Roll,” which can be attributed to its appearance in “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.”

His first album, “Sounds Like This,” has ten poppy, upbeat tracks, which contain some of his most popular songs. After the 2007 release, Perez Hilton blogged about his album, which is where Hutchinson received most fans from. Even when Hutchinson is singing mellow lyrics, the background music makes it an at least enjoyable track. “OK, is Alright With Me” is one of Hutchinson’s most memorable tracks on the album with it’s extremely poppy vibe and ability to get stuck in your head. “Rock & Roll” is overwhelmingly upbeat, but it’s the kind of music people are looking for.
Hutchinson’s second, and last album produced, released last year, “Moving Up Living Down” was once again briefly covered by Perez Hilton’s blog, giving him good reviews for the second time. The album has the same upbeat, happy sound that Sounds Like This captured, but this time it seems to be a little more soulful. The album’s only single, “Watching You Watching Him” is a little slow for Hutchinson, but is an overall good song. But what that lacks, “The People I Know” and “Lisa” make up for. The two have a little more substance to them, and are reminiscent of Hutchinson’s previous album.
Hutchinson’s main feel is more summer orientated with its upbeat, pop focus. Though he hasn’t been featured in the Top 40, if he’s smart, he’ll release his next album in June, to give everyone what they’re looking for. With the last two albums, Hutchinson has released too late with August 28, and too early with April. Someone needs to tell him June is his go-to month to aim for. If he finds success with a next album, it’ll be in the summer, and it’ll be a big hit.