Erik Altemus, singer, songwriter, and producer of Pop/Alternative music from Los Angeles, California is all set to release his upcoming single These Days on August 7th. After several successful releases like Desidero, Love Crimes, Backroom Parties and U Slay, his upcoming song, These Days is also expected to be equally embraced by music lovers all across the world.
Erik Altemus – Background
Erik ventured into music at the tender age of 6 when he started taking voice lessons. He honed his skills all throughout his childhood in high school, and eventually went on to earn a BFA in Music and Theatre from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.
Growing up as a budding musician, Erik drew inspiration from stalwarts like James Blake, Robyn, Frank Ocean, Sohn, and Chet Faker. He was also exposed to classics like The Beatles, Prince, Eric Clapton, etc. Erik’s sense of music grew leaps and bounds, and so did his passion.
‘I’ve always looked up to the big music pioneers such as The Beatles but it is my desire to explore my range as a musician that inspires me most these days. I lived in New York City for more than 10 years and found freedom in the city’s queer scene. Music was a constant soundtrack to the hustle and bustle of city life and those formative years heavily influenced my sound today.’ – Erik Altemus
Apart from music, Erik is also an active actor. He has played roles in several projects across Broadway, film and TV. A few of his most prominent performances were at Radio City Music Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, 54 Below, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, etc. Most recently he was featured on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
The Upcoming Release – These Days
These Days is the title single and first official release of Erik’s new forthcoming album ‘These Days’. It is going live on all prominent music platforms on the 7th of August,2020. These Days was written by Erik while in quarantine at his home in Los Angeles. It was produced by Altemus in collaboration with Harper James, who is also a member of the bands Eighty Ninety and Middle Youth.
All of Erik’s songs are backed by relatable and original lyrics along with an undertone of fresh perspective and no shortage of heavy vibes. This is one of the main reasons why audiences globally have appreciated and connected with Erik Altemus as a musician and entertainer.