One of the most important things you need to know about Erika de Casier is that she is a real person. She walks, she talks, and she lives. Now you might be thinking, “Duh she is a real person. She is a literal human being.” I see what you’re saying, but I want you to see what I’m saying. Let me show you:
See what I’m saying? Erika de Casier feels like she could be anybody walking down the street and that is why I enjoy her music so much. It encapsulates that 90’s R&B style that I remember a little too fondly, but with topics that we all can relate to. It truly feels like you could have heard her music 20 years, and yet it is so refreshing because of it. It provides me with that good nostalgia of watching MTV and seeing actual music videos. Like this one:
Listening to her work it feels like the glue that holds it all together is her voice and the quality of the recording that is laid over the tracks. It would be one thing to evoke that 90’s style and sound like your work is really from the 90’s, and another thing to create work that actually capitalizes on that sound. Don’t get me wrong, it is a throwback to a different time. However, Erika de Casier’s music is much better than what we were getting back then. All this can be witnessed in her latest album “Essentials”.
Some highlights on this album for me are “Photo of You” and “Intimate”. Both are honest heartfelt depictions in their own right. With one being a little more… saucier than the other. If you are looking for a feel good album to bump to throughout your day, look no further. I’ll leave you to enjoy it, and let me know how you felt about it after. The social media lines are open.