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Erik Hartley’s songwriting is intriguingly different than most. Often expressing cynical optimism at the end of a sour relationship, he creates moving melodies and complex lyricism, painting stories that develop a conflicting romantic atmosphere. Every song becomes an auditory, emotional contradiction that is strangely relatable, and it is through this amalgamation that he produces something real and tangible, allowing each new listener to immerse themselves into their own perspective.
You can hear the Detroit influences of Motown, blues, and funk in all of Erik's music despite his more traditional Rock categorization. And while every song has its own reflection, the essence of songwriters from the 1960's and 70's is always present in both the music and lyricism.
Developed through years of writing and performing, Erik has begun to expand his style with the help of gifted friends and musicians, reaching an ever-growing audience to countries across the world.