Eric Bellinger’s fans have been paying close attention to his roll out over the last few weeks, his consistency providing them plenty to be excited about. The finish line arrived today (Oct. 30) as the singer finally officially released Eric B For President: Term 3. On “One Thing Missing,” one of the early cuts he shared from the project, Bellinger sings about having everything he needs around him for the perfect evening, except one last thing:
“I promise all I’m missing is you. Baby, you don’t ever gotta question what I’m saying now. The one thing missing is you. I got the champagne, I got the candlelight. I got protection, I got the red roses with the rosé on ice. The one thing missing is you.”
Equipped with nine tracks, the new project comes accompanied by a visual version of the album, consisting of the music videos Bellinger has been dropping steadily leading up to the release. He kicked off in September with the intro track “Godly,” then closed out with “Gravity” and most recently “The 1st Lady.” Aside from his own music, Bellinger was recently also a part of T.I.’s new album The L.I.B.R.A. on the song “How I Feel” alongside Killer Mike with production from David Banner and Forest Factory.
In an interview from earlier this year, Eric Bellinger shared some of his thoughts about the current state of the R&B game:
“I think there’s some great R&B out there, but I think it’s not up to the artist at this point to make it great. I think it’s really up to the powers that be. I think it’s really controlled by media and the labels and the different budgets. Radio isn’t going to just break an R&B song when all of their songs are uptempo. All of the songs are kind of driven towards just a little bit more uptempo, so the ballads and songs don’t really have a home at radio. Same thing for all the different TV stations, you know how they used to have 106 and Park, and like all of the things that were breaking R&B artists — the platform is just no longer available.”
Listen to Eric Bellinger’s new album down below.