“Watching You Watch Him,” the first single from Eric Hutchinson’s upcoming album Moving Up Living Down, tied with Coldplay’s new single for Most Added in its first week at Triple A radio, where it has since rocketed into the Top 20. “Watching You Watch Him” is already Top 50 at the Hot AC format and was heard in the opening minutes of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy season premiere.
Fans who purchase the single on iTunes will instantly receive a free download of the teaser video for “Breakdown More.” Originally included on his independently released live EP Before I Sold Out, “Breakdown More” has been a fan favorite, so Hutchinson at last included it on Moving Up Living Down.
Hutchinson, a Warner Bros. Records artist, will kick off a headlining tour at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre on April 17th, coinciding with the release date of Moving Up Living Down. Moving Up Living Down is the follow-up to Hutchinson’s full-length debut album, Sounds Like This, which entered Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at No. 1 and featured the Triple A No. 1 singe “Rock & Roll.”
From its first single “Watching You Watch Him,” which Perezhilton.com likened to “a happier version of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You,’” to the reggae lilt of opener “Talk is Cheap,” and a smoking celebration of classic soul music entitled “The Basement,” Moving Up Living Down taps a spectrum of influences that includes Paul Simon, the Beatles, and Stevie Wonder and integrates them into a truly Hutchinsonian whole. Moving Up Living Down makes good on the promise of Sounds Like This, which Popmatters.com hailed as “refreshingly inventive and uniquely soulful” and The Washington Post praised for its “clever songs, quirky grooves.”
Hutchinson was selected as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist and performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.