Toronto-based artist Erich Mrak returns with new single “Girls,” a soaring hip-hop piece that has pop trimmings where Erich showcase his ability to make a chill piece that deliver rich emotions. “Girls” is an ode to friendship and originates from Erich’s own experience helping out a female friend who was going through a rough breakup. Over the laidback cadence, “Girls” is a warm and soothing piece where the breakneck choruses waltz over the hooks and loops. There is a subtle dose of moodiness that is found underneath the track – but it’s a comforting type as Erich offers an empathetic soundscape to take inventory of heartbreak emotions. The track is accompanied by an animated lyrical video directed by Maria Todorov-Topouzov and animated by Jane Kim. Hit play:
On the single, Erich shared: “‘Girls’ was one of the last songs we produced for ‘Glimpse,’ and the initial production of the song started with myself, and Phil playing melodies on an upright piano on the live floor. Initially ‘Girls’ was titled ‘Boys’ and centered around the dynamic of a close female friend of mine going through heartbreak. While the context of ‘Girls’ centres around a recent heartbreak, the core message of the song lies in the supportive dynamic friendship plays in encouraging someone they can do better.”
Erich has been making music since the age of seven and recorded his first track at the age of thirteen. Having already accumulated over 400K streams, Erich has been using this time to finish his upcoming album Glimpseand practicing piano. Be on the lookout for more drops from Erich in the upcoming weeks.