Album Review: "Inspiration" by Eric Michael Cap featuring Tai Lewis. | by Catherine Giese
"Inspiration" by Eric Michael Cap featuring Tai Lewis is a beautifully produced mini-album that combines elements of Gospel, Pop, and R&B. It's a heartfelt and soulful collection of songs that showcases the transformative power of love and devotion. Reminiscent of the sounds of 2000's R&B/Soul and Pop, this album takes listeners on a nostalgic journey while offering a fresh and contemporary take on the genre.
The album opens with the enchanting track, "I Can't Get Enough of Loving You”. The song sets the tone for the album, blending Eric's melodic nylon string guitar with Tai's soft and sensitive vocal performance. The lead track is a heartfelt and passionate love song, capturing the depth of emotions experienced in a profound and unending love. The lyrics express the overwhelming joy and gratitude the singer feels for their life-partner, highlighting the transformative power of deep “agape” love and affection.
"Somebody" is an uplifting anthem about personal empowerment and self-belief. The song encourages listeners to take control of their lives and pursue their dreams, regardless of the obstacles they may face. The lyrics tell a story of personal transformation and determination, inspiring individuals to embrace their inner strengths and strive for success. With its energetic R&B bass and power-pop chorus, "Somebody" becomes a motivational anthem that resonates with anyone looking to make a difference.
The album transitions to a more contemporary christian space with "Can't Face the Day (Without You)", where the songwriters & vocalist expresses deep reliance and gratitude towards their faith and the presence of Jesus in their lives. The lyrics convey a sense of strength and comfort found in the love and support of Jesus, emphasizing the unwavering belief in His guidance during difficult times.
"Now & Forevermore" is anther uptempo praise song reflecting a deep desire to be in the presence of their God and creator. Inspired by the love the artists feel for Jesus, it can easily apply to a beloved partner as well. Vocalist Tai Lewis delivers another uplifting performance over Eric’s vibrant acoustic guitar and rhythm track. The lyrics highlight an inseparable spiritual connection and God’s influence over every aspect of one’s life. It's a declaration of eternal love and a profound commitment to a lifelong relationship.
The album concludes with the soulful and introspective ballad, "Look What Your Love Has Done." Eric and Tai deliver a captivating performance that beautifully captures the transformative power of love, once again inspired by faith, but applicable to anyone who has experienced deep love. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of the journey from emptiness to experiencing newfound hope, joy, and inspiration. Love becomes a guiding force, filling each breath and decision with purpose. It's a powerful ode to the profound impact love can have on one's life, leaving listeners with a sense of the beauty and depth that love brings.
"Inspiration" is an album that not only showcases the immense talents of composer/producer Eric Michael Cap and featured vocalist Tai Lewis, but also delivers a powerful message of love, devotion, and affirming belief-faith through the words of lyricist Willie Lowe. The songs are beautifully crafted, blending various musical styles and inspiring lyrics to create an immersive and uplifting experience. Whether it's the soulful melodies, the empowering anthems, or the profound ballads, this album is a testament to the transformative power of love and the endless possibilities it holds.
"Inspiration" is available on all major online music stores and streaming platforms, allowing listeners to dive into the enchanting world of Eric Michael Cap's music. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the uplifting and soul-stirring journey that this album offers.