Contemporary R&B singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger releases ‘Eric B for President: Term 2’, Bellinger’s new stellar project featuring Wale, ELHAE, Tayla Parx, and Victoria Monet. ‘Term 2’ is a great album, and a fabulous continuation of ‘Eric B for President: Term 1’.
The first song is ‘Naked in the White House’, a listening treasure filled with an epic, visionary thought of Bellinger and his main squeeze, walking around naked in their home. Due to its potency, we had to replay this song several times before moving on to ‘Make You Mine’, a pure tropical fantasy tune.
“People are really into the Island/Caribbean vibes right now, so much that I started to feel like I would be crazy to just ignore that. However, I knew if I was gonna make one it still had to be me. So, I got transparent… I opened up and wasn’t afraid to make it personal. For this song, I took it back and shared the chase that I was on when getting my girl. My first date with my now wife LaMyia was insane. I went all out. I had been on her for over a decade so I knew I had to make that first impression count. We had a conversation about cereal one night before we went out and we shared our love for cereal… From types of cereal to flavors of milk to sizes of bowls and spoons. I obviously did my thing because now she’s mine and today our son just turned two years old.”
The third track, ‘Know/Vibes’ ft. ELHAE, is intimate; and Bellinger reminds us that nothing last forever because time is of the essence. So, you gotta get it right, and get right to it. Don’t fake the funk, make it happen with the one you love.
Next, we listened to ‘Too Cool/Boujee’, a two-part song, which gives off a swaggering braggadocio effect that illuminates inner confident. It’s cool, it’s boujee, and it made us feel good about being who we are.
Then, ‘Treat Yourself’ ft. Wale reminded us “hard-working people” that we gotta treat ourselves by buying the cars that we want to drive, and pulling up to that big house in a neighborhood we wanna live in. And, it won’t hurt to be wearing a bust-downed Rolex with a gold chain either. We replayed this track several times before moving on to the next one.
On ‘Island’ ft. Tayla Parx, Bellinger returns to the ‘running around naked in the white house’ theme, but on an exotic island with his main squeeze, nearby is a table for two. Probably filled with wine and sh*t like that. But, while shorty is cooking, Bellinger is thinking about having her on the menu because she reminds him of wet dishes. Wet dishes? We can say, Bellinger’s imagination is at the peak of the song writing industry, which is a good thing.
‘Coastin’ pulls the curtains in, and Bellinger dimmers the light. Enough with all the sweet talkin’, wining and dining, now, it’s time for some action. So far, this is the most intimate time on “Eric B for President: Term 2”, and we know it’s going down when Bellinger sings, “Baby, you should come and ride my wave / You so lit, damn, you spark my interest / Let’s go surfing for a couple days / Hop on my board…” Then, it gets wet for ya boy after that.
‘Malibu Nights’ ft. Victoria Money is the actual love making scene that we’ve been waiting for. Bellinger sings, “There’s something ’bout those Malibu nights, got me wondering if I could swim in your ocean, girl / Silhouette of your hips got me thinking ’bout stroking, girl.” And then, “Crash into me, I need you tonight / So, bring that lil body over here / Come let daddy whisper in your ear / I’ma tell you what you wanna hear / Rub my fingers through your hair / Put your legs up in the air like / Put them legs up in the air like /Taking off your underwear like…
Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa, slow it down playboy. No doubt, Bellinger gets it in; and we declare “Eric B for President: Term 2” as an R&B treasure because it’s dope, replay-able, and we could visualize and relate to everything that Bellinger is singing about.
Eric Bellinger has been successfully leaking ink from his pen. He co-wrote two songs on Chris Brown’s Grammy-winning ‘F.A.M.E.’, Brandy’s ‘Without You’, and Justin Bieber’s ‘Right Here’. But, his biggest hits came with Usher’s ‘Lemme See’ and Brown’s ‘Fine China’.
Title: Eric Bellinger – “Eric B for President: Term 2”
Genres: R&B/Soul, Music
Released: Mar 10, 2017
Label: ℗ 2017 YFS (Your Favorite Song) / EMPIRE(5.0 / 5)