Following the release of "Addicted" late last year, Eric Solomon returns this summer with his brand-new single "Ground Control." The track is taken from his new EP, simply titled "The Eric Solomon EP," that will be unveiled in the UK and the rest of Europe in July. You may remember that I first alerted you about the Canadian singer back in 2009 when I featured a download of his Passion Pit remix that hit number one on Hype Machine a few days later and even was featured on RollingStone.com.
Born in Montreal and raised in the African Congo until he was forced to leave during an embassy relief effort during the civil war. He returned to Montreal where found solace in music, and taught himself to sing, play and produce his own music. After joining a band and hitting the road to tour at age 16, Solomon signed as a solo artist to Epic/Sony for the release of his debut album. The arrangement didn't last long, as Eric found himself in the all-too-common shuffle of label buy-outs. Determined to succeed regardless of industry setbacks, Eric began teaching himself audio engineering as a way to return to his musical roots.
His remix of Passion Pit sparked a bunch of great new intiatives for the singer. He even starred in MTV's Youth Electric, a reality show that chronicled the lives of three Vancouver artists.
After his early success in North American, Solomon is now gearing up to take his music to Europe. In July, he will release "The Eric Solomon EP" in UK that includes tracks like "Time Bomb," "Addicted" and his new single "Ground Control. " I'ts an electro-edged pop number about living it up and letting fo that features Solomon's distinct vocal swagger and a fitting lyrical nod to David Bowie's "Space Oddity." (Support new pop and download Eric Solomon's music on iTunes.)