Eric Sharp returns with a sexy new track for us this week called ‘Take This Time’ which once again has him working with fellow Los Angeles artist and good friend Zhao for his silky smooth vocals sounds. And it’s also just the first taste of a new ep Eric has planned for release in January called ‘Eric Sharp and Friends’.
‘Take This Time’ is filled with a certain suspense that lurks deep within Eric Sharp’s meticulous production, as he experiments with the rhythms & percussions, highlighting the cymbals, twinkling the synths and working hard on that big, fat, grounded bass beat.
Something the two artists share, apart from musical interest, is their view on the world. Given the recent events of bigotry at high levels of government in the USA, this song was quite the release for them. The lyrics were written over a few hours at Zhao’s LA studio, and have quite a strong message.
“Take This Time’ speaks directly to the reality that individual closed mindedness is literally costing human lives on a consistent basis. If people could open their minds and hearts more, a much better world is possible. Currently we seem stuck in cycles of hatred and otherness. The song is imbued with a deep sadness around this fact, and a more general poignancy around missed opportunities and unrealized potential.” – Eric Sharp
“We wrote the song after a conversation about how helpless we felt listening to the news. The arrangement felt “lonely” to me – as well as somewhat ironically cheerful – so I wanted to emphasize that. I think given the way things are going – in our country, in the world – it’s almost irresponsible to ignore what’s going on.” – Zhao
‘Take This Time’ is available everywhere now via Little Assembly, and be sure to stay tuned for the ‘Eric Sharp and Friends EP’ that is set for worldwide release in early 2018.