“When the heart overflows, it comes out the mouth.” – Proverb
This proverb certainly holds true for Eric Sorenson, the singer-songwriter behind the band G3NERIC, whose original folk rock songs are at times dark and other times uplifting. A melancholic optimist, Sorenson believes that everyone can face their own personal demons and transform them into something positive, and that music is an important part of that process. Drawing his inspiration from the human condition, Eric crafts songs that tug at the heartstrings and feed the soul, shining a melodic light on the darkness within each of us.
Sorenson is currently preparing to release his debut album, Directions Home, which is a musical journey from rejection to belonging. Beginning with the angst of adolescence, moving through love and loss, finally arriving at acceptance, the album expresses a wide range of emotions through shifts in instrumentation and poetic lyrics. Featuring straight ahead rock numbers, minimalist acoustic tunes, and evocative instrumentals, Directions Home showcases Eric’s diverse songwriting styles. The album is due out in the Spring of 2017.
Active in the Toronto music scene, Eric co-hosts a monthly songwriters meetup, hosts a weekly open mic, and plays regularly, both solo and with his bands ‘The Space Between’ and ‘Mangosteen Handbook.’