Singer Eryn is on a quest to establish her voice, both literally and figuratively. As an award-winning emerging artist, she’s been hard to categorize – often described as a mixture of blues, soul, jazz, pop, rock and country. Now she’s figured out that puzzle, and seeks to lay claim to the ‘RetroPop’ genre with her new EP ‘Lady E’. Eryn combines an old school sound that evokes the rhythms and recording techniques of the past with a modern pop mindset and powerhouse live performances. She’s looking for something authentic, commenting,
“The music industry always goes through waves of the bubble gum and the raw, and I feel like the public is starting to tire of the bubblegum that has been on the scene for the last decade.”
In 2016, she became the youngest-ever inductee into the NJ Blues Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Maryland and now living in New Jersey, Eryn began singing professionally at the age of 13 and hasn’t looked back. She has performed with or opened for such luminaries as Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Greg Allman, Robert Cray, Don McLean, Johnny Winter, The Gin Blossoms, Bernard Purdie, The Little River Band and many others. Changing her name has been a crucial part of her new, self-empowered perspective, as she sheds her last name ‘Shewell’ to perform simply as ‘Eryn’.
Much in the way Bruno Mars recalls the excitement of 1970s music, or Amy Winehouse took listeners on a journey back to the 1960s, or Meghan Trainor evokes a 1950s vibe, Eryn hopes to have Lady E transport listeners to another era.
The EP delivers in a big way – starting with Eryn’s powerful, thrilling vocals and reinforcing them with a compelling range of songs, from the wit and catharsis of first single ‘Hallelujah You’re Gone’ to the understated storytelling of ‘Stranger in my House’, to the epic build of ‘The You Missing From Me’, written by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, which rises to an anthemic high and is surely a centerpiece of the EP.
The EP was Produced and Mixed by Jack Daley (Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone, Beyonce,) and Daley also played bass on the EP. Songwriting credits include ASCAP Award winner Cheryl DaVeiga & Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors, Lenny Kravitz).