Christian / Rock / Spiritual
First things first-the only reasons why this song wasn't five stars was due to some flat notes, a fe...
more First things first-the only reasons why this song wasn't five stars was due to some flat notes, a few instances of lack of enthusiasm, a desire for better diction, how the vocals and piano sat in the mix, and a couple rough chords on the piano. That's it for that.
Erik's voice is pleasant, clear, without rough or forced vibrato, and is overall well-rounded. As earlier stated with a desire for some better enunciation on parts, the lyrics are definitely understandable, and are completely intelligible as Latin. The piano is also well-played, and doesn't lack spirit or energy. Solid performance all-around, and just a couple sharpening of some edges here and there will make Erik stand taller than he already is.
For having been in the Metropolitan Opera chorus, that is a tremendous achievement, and all due respect and credit must be given to this man who has achieved that success. While it must be said that one need be quite musically proficient and comfortable to be in such a chorus of renown, Erik must also keep in mind that the solo path he's going down will need more polishing to make him into the performer who he obviously has a desire to be, and who listeners want him to become for such great pleasure as can be delivered.
That all being said, I have no doubts that he can become an all-star in his own right as he continues to develop and hone his particular craft with both grace and humility. I look forward to hearing more from Erik as i can tell what great promise he has.