Eric Hutchinson is out with the music video to his new single ‘Watching You Watch Him’, off the Washington, DC singer songwriter’s new album ‘Moving Up Living Down’, released Tuesday on Warner Bros. Records.
“Some of it is very close the heart, and some of it is more fictional,” Eric told Daily Nebraskan about the album’s music. “Honestly, I can’t make every song autobiographical because my life is just not that interesting. But I have a lot of people in my life who go through a lot of different things and sometimes it’s interesting to observe from the outside. I tend to put it into first person because I always find it more interesting when it comes from the person. Even if it’s not me, I like the storyteller giving you the angle.”
Check out the album art, track listing, and the ‘Watching You Watch Him’ video below.
‘Moving Up Living Down’ Track Listing:
1. Talk Is Cheap
2. Best Days
3. I’m Not Cool
4. Watching You Watch Him
5. Breakdown More
6. Do Whatcha Want
7. The People I Know
8. In The First Place
9. The Basement
10. Not There Yet
Eric Hutchinson will celebrate the April 17th release of his latest album, ‘Moving Up Living Down’, by hitting the road. The Warner Bros. Records recording artist’s North American headlining tour will kick off that evening at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and will also include shows at Highline Ballroom in New York City (May 2) and at Los Angeles’ legendary Troubadour (May 19). See below for itinerary.
Eric Hutchinson – Spring 2012 North American Tour:
4/17 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
4/18 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
4/19 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
4/21 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
4/23 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
4/24 Madison, WI Majestic
4/26 Detroit, MI Magic Bag
4/27 Columbus, OH The Basement
4/28 Cleveland, OH Beachland
4/30 Pittsburgh, PA Club AE
5/1 Boston, MA Paradise
5/2 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
5/4 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theatre
5/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
5/6 Philadelphia, PA World Café
5/8 Charlotte, NC Visulite
5/9 Charleston, SC Pour House
5/10 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
5/11 Nashville, TN 3rd& Lindsey
5/12 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
5/14 Dallas, TX House of Blues
5/15 Austin, TX Stubb’s
5/17 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
5/18 San Juan Capistrano Coach House
5/19 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
5/20 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
5/22 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
5/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
5/24 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
‘Moving Up Living Down’, the new album from Eric Hutchinson, will be released on April 17th on Warner Bros. Records. It’s the follow-up to his debut album ‘Sounds Like This’, which entered Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at No. 1 and contained the RIAA-certified Gold single, ‘Rock & Roll’, which was a No. 1 hit at AAA radio.
‘Watching You Watch Him’, the first single from ‘Moving Up Living Down’, tied with Coldplay for #1 Most Added at AAA this week, and was Most Added at Hot AC. Check out a lyric video for the single via YouTube below.
“The album’s called ‘Moving Up Living Down’ because it’s about the chutes and ladders nature of life,” Hutchinson said. “There’s no end game. It’s about growing pains and I think I’ve grown a lot since the first album. This is the next step. I feel lucky, really lucky.”
Hutchinson will launch an extensive tour in conjunction with the release of the new album. Dates will be announced shortly.
Eric Hutchinson checked in with his Twitter followers (@EricHutchinson) earlier today, discussing progress on the follow-up to his 2008 album ‘Sounds Like This’. The Takoma Park, Maryland singer songwriter tells readers:
Talked to my label yesterday. I’m headed back into the studio soon to finish recording my new album!
Label pushed me to write more songs. Glad I did. The albums even better now! RT @PerezHilton: Were they not happy with what you did?
Eric Hutchinson wrote a song for Sally who sent in details about awkward situations on Facebook. “I’ve been looking through your photos on Facebook, who needs to talk to each other anyway,” Eric sings in the song. Watch his acoustic performance of ‘Facebook’ at his YouTube channel below.
Eric Hutchinson sent in his third song gift this week for Trevius Jones, the offensive tackle for TCU, who is steamed about the BCS selecting that other Texas team to play Alabama for the national championship. Watch Eric play ‘The BCS Sux’ via YouTube below.
Eric Hutchinson performed a new song ‘My Bio Teacher Is A Druggie’, which the singer songwriter composed after a fan named Kristina sent in details about her sketchy biology teacher. Watch it via YouTube below.
Eric Hutchinson posted footage from a live performance of ‘You Don’t Have To Believe Me’, a track off the singer songwriter’s album ‘Sounds Like This’. Watch it via his MySpace Video channel below.
Eric Hutchinson offered fans a backstage tour at his visit to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in Hollywood last month.
“Now is the part they don’t tell you about when you think about doing all the TV shows,” Eric said. “The stars, Shia LeBouf, they show up a half hour before they go on stage. The musicians, we have to be here like seven hours before we go onstage. So we get here, we’re excited, but I always forget they put us in the dressing room, and we just sit here.”
Watch the highlight reel via MySpace below.
Eric Hutchinson performed ‘OK, It’s Alright with Me’ with a sequined glove on his piano in tribute to Michael Jackson on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in Hollywood on Thursday night (June 25).
Video at YouTube has since been removed.