Washington’s ERIC SCOTT is a new name to us but on the strength of his latest single – a quite beautiful ‘Peace Bomb’ – we’d sure love learn more. It seems that Mr Scott is a top session and live concert bass player who also records in his own right. He’s worked with people like James Brown, B.B. King, Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, Booker T. Jones, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Jon Anderson of Yes. Don’t let those last three names put you off … our Eric is a soul man through and through! This ‘Peace Bomb’ of his is proof positive of that!
It seems that the lovely ‘Peace Bomb’ is the title cut from Eric’s latest long player, whose sound he describes as “Modern Throwback Soul” and even a cursory listen to ‘Peace Bomb’ will back up that description. It’s a lovely mellow, old school vibe and though it’s not like ‘What’s Going On’ it has a similar sort of message and a similar insinuating sound. Eric wrote the song himself, plays bass (of course) and takes lead vocal (he possesses a fine gospel-fuelled voice; his father was a pastor).
Eric says’ “Sure, I want to get booty’s movin’…and get people thinking about the world we live in. We all need that connection, especially now. If I can help foster connection for people, then I’m a rich man.” Eric, old mate, you’re minted! Your captivating ‘Peace Bomb’ is bound to connect with anyone with a modicum of real soul. The recording is simply one of those rare soul cuts where everything just seems to work. Yes, captivating!