American Expat now residing in East Sussex is the rising singer/songwriter who draws inspiration from motherhood. Her music is incredibly honest with powerful storytelling, gripping melodies, and strong vocals.
She just released her 3rd single “Hungry Little Bird” from her upcoming debut album, This is How I Pray. “Hungry Little Bird” is an indie pop song that provides an upbeat tempo that on the outside appears to be a happy and positive song. However, the lyrics provide a deeper meaning.
“This song was written to honour my friend’s struggle and triumph over anorexia,” shares Erika. “This song has evolved since its inception and now feels like an aching love letter striving to remind anyone feeling alone or adrift that they are loved and that they belong in this world.”
Her voice provides a soothing and welcoming quality, almost Brandi Carlile-esque with a Joni Mitchell inspired style of songwriting. “Hungry Little Bird” beautifully creates a juxtaposition between raw lyrics and music that makes you dance, sending a clear message of love, life, and belonging.
Over the past five and half years, Erika’s babies and her music have grown up side by side. She used the calm moments in the sea of chaos – to hone her craft, study, practice, record, and perform. She’s amassed a robust catalog of original indie folk material that explores the aching beauty shrouded in the mundane and everyday.
Rooted in the stuff of ordinary life, Erika’s songs bear witness to the glorious and devastating moments that can only be seen when we slow down. She sings to look deeper, see clearer, and know better. Her music is here to wake us up to our precious and unique lives.
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