The saying “be the change in the world you wish to see” is becoming more relevant day by day. Eric Bellinger brings this expression to fruition after the recent events in Charlottesville with his latest song “Be The Change”.
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Although the Angeleno is known to supply good vibes for stoners on his Cannabliss EP, or entice you to catch waves at the beach with Eric B for President: Term 2, he takes a different approach to his recent projects by tackling the universal topic of change with an acoustic guitar and his soothing vocals.
“Felt I needed to share something given everything that has been going on in Charlottesville,” Bellinger said in regards to creating the song. He continued to quote the revolutionary Nelson Mandela, who served as South Africa’s President from 1994-1999. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to Love, for Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Behind the walls of the entertainment industry comes a realm of real people; those unfazed by the fame their talents and work ethic brought them to. For a familiar name like Eric Bellinger to speak up about real world problems categorizes him as a normal human being who is exhausted from the rapid hate that’s spreading across the world, and especially the United States.
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Despite “Be The Change” garnering roughly 25,000 views on YouTube, there’s about 25,000 people who were even slightly inspired by his words – a number nonexistent before the R&B singer released his single.
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