The kind of writing I do doesn’t normally grant me the forum to express political beliefs of any kind. Honestly, its the safe route these days. Opinions, informed and otherwise, are flying around like the mosquitoes in your yard when you are just trying to enjoy the evening. That’s not to say that I do not have opinions of my own. Lets be honest. I’m a 30-something female living in America under the Trump Administration. Of course I have opinions.

My work may not reflect my personal views, but in some cases, I get the opportunity to stumble upon art that says the words for me. Eric Anders‘ new album Eleven Nine is one that I can completely stand behind. Growing up, I sang along with artists like Arrested Development, Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Springsteen, No Doubt, and many more who found a way to speak their minds through their music. For generations, musicians have voiced their opinions through their lyrics and melodies and us, the fans, loved every second of it. Eric Anders is no exception to this phenomenon.

Eleven Nine is a beautiful and soulful album dedicated to the one man who has stirred the lives of America long before he was elected into the most prestigious office we have. It is named after that fateful day and in reference to that other cataclysmic day for America, nine eleven. Eric has partnered with Lambda Legal on Eleven Nine and all album proceeds will be going to Lambda in support of the important work they do:

“the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.”

This album is done with class and integrity. I feel it appropriately represents everything that a lot of Americans are feeling. Eric’s gentle voice and powerful words will be echoing through me for the foreseeable future. If you fall in love with it as well, please consider purchasing it and sharing it with your friends. It is for an amazing cause and every little bit counts.

 

 

Check out Lambda Legal’s website for more information about this amazing organization.

You can purchase Eleven Nine and follow Eric on this journey on his website and in his social media world:

 

 

 

Extended Plays is an ongoing music series of all the music that I stumble upon. I listen to the music, go with my gut and spill my honest and sometimes brutal opinion all over this blog. I hope you take the time to check out the artists I review for yourselves. I tend to believe that I am always right about everything but the most beautiful thing about music is that my opinion doesn’t matter to anyone but myself.

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