Grammy winning songwriter and R&B artist Eric Bellinger and Nieman Johnson debut “Blessed,” the second song from “Optimal Music”. “Optical Music” is a collaborative project releasing via YFS Music/Empire Records on April 24. On the smooth and soulful J. Gramm produced track, Eric Bellinger joins Wale, RJ and Joe Moses to sing and rap about their affection for women.
“With everything that’s going on we want people to know that they are still blessed to have life and family and friends that love them…”-Nieman Johnson
“Blessed” follows the new album’s sensual lead single “Say Less” that’s gained over 3 Million streams. Both songs are featured on Optimal Music, a joint project curated by Eric Bellinger’s friend and business partner Nieman Johnson. Nieman handpicked an organized the album’s production, songwriters, artwork and guest features. The features include Young Thug, Jeremih, Wale, RJ, Joe Moses and Nieman Johnson himself.
Listen to “Say Less”: LISTEN
During this time of self-quarantine, Eric Bellinger continues to stay in touch with his fans in new ways via social media. Last weekend, he live streamed the process of recording a new song via YouTube. He looked to viewers to give their input on selecting the beat and suggesting song lyrics. This week he went on IG Live alongside fellow songwriter and producer Chrishan to record new music. He’s also currently running a contest for producers to submit their beats and win a chance for Eric to record over one of their tracks. Previous campaigns on Instagram include winning a guest verse from him and having the chance to open at one of his shows.
YOUTUBE SERIES – EPISODE 1
Nieman and Eric discuss making Optimal Music
YOUTUBE SERIES – EPISODE 2
Nieman and Atlantic Records VP Dallas Martin talk music, marketing and indies vs. majors
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