“EARTH” IS THE FIRST RELEASE OF A TRILOGY EP
Earth is part of an EP trilogy series titled, Earth, Wind and Fire. Wind will be released July 21st and Fire is to be released on October 20th. The idea to release three albums in one year began during the creative process in the recording studio. “I was writing songs that didn’t feel like they belonged together. One song would be about empowerment and another about love,” says Roberson. The trilogy EP was then birthed.
The inspiration behind the album titles definitely pays homage to the iconic group, but Eric also wanted to use music to voice some of today’s topical issues and in his special way, include his personal influences onto these albums. “Earthis self-empowering, Wind is the love and Fire is the message,” says Roberson.
Earth features several collaborations, including spoken word from pastor YPJ, for the song, “First Loved Jesus.” There is also “Superman,” a duet with singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis. The producers on Earth are Daniel Crawford and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s production team, The Playlist (James Poyser, Stro Elliot, Kaidi Tathum).
Because of Earth’s empowerment theme, the first single on the album is “Million Dollars.” This song sets the pace for the entire album. The song mentions having a million dollars would be nice, but would never be what makes him happy. “This song is very personal and says more about me than any other song I have written.” Every song on Earth speaks to a particular part of life and the choices we have to make while going through our day-to-day ups and downs,” states Roberson.