“Though the rest is still “UNKNOWN”, I intend for “SUPPOSED” to take me to great places I haven’t been before.”-Eric Himan
Eric Himan’s 7th studio release, SUPPOSED UNKNOWN, brings a veteran folk-rocker to the stage and proves this award-winning singer/songwriter is no amateur to independent music.
A musical milestone on a journey 10 years in the making has lead this talented storyteller to his strongest writing ever. Not one to walk alone, Himan recruits another award-winning singer/songwriter, Namoli Brennet, to help produce this standout album and relies on the mastering talents of Chris Bellman (Ani DiFranco, Alanis Morissette, Elton John) to bring the story to life.
Longtime fans and newcomers alike will be swept away as Eric’s music flows through genres like the catchy/bluesy, Blood On Her Lips to a taste of rockabilly-folk in the rockiest track from the album, Dust. Exploring the competitiveness of the music business, Dust provides a compelling glimpse “Nothing sticks to you/now you’re moving too fast to touch/you make me feel so still like I’m collecting dust.”
In contrast, tracks like Save The Afternoon take listeners in a new and satisfying direction.The dreamy lyric, the lull of the chorus and the relativism of the song, will open deliver a new set of ears poised to discover the sounds of Eric Himan. From laying down his own piano and vocal tracks on the vulnerable ballad Left Out to the Motown vibe of You Come Around, it is clear Eric Himan finds himself where he is supposed to be.
With his signature gift for pop melodies Lonely No More, to the social commentary in You First ’s lyrics, Eric delivers what only a veteran of the indie music scene can provide- a woven tapestry of genres which flow seamlessly together providing the listener with as diverse experience as the artist himself. One thing is clear. More and more music lovers will come to discover this SUPPOSED UNKNOWN.
Eric Himan is an award-winning nationally touring soulful/folk/rock artist based in the Tulsa area. Eric’s music has recently been featured on Sirius/XM’s Coffeehouse radio station with his song, “Save The Afternoon” and version of the Simply Red classic, “Holding Back the Years”. Since moving to the area, Eric has appeared on Tulsa radio (104.5 The Edge, KMOD), television (KJRH’s New Year’s Eve, KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa, CW’s Explore Tulsa), and in print media (Tulsa World, Urban Tulsa Weekly, Oklahoma Magazine). He has won top honors Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year at Urban Tulsa Weekly’s Absolute Best of Tulsa Music Awards, Best of the Best in Oklahoma Magazine for 3 years, while nationally winning the Singer/Songwriter Awards and licensing his original songs to MTV, Vh1, Oxygen, and E! He has appeared in The Advocate, newspapers nationwide, and gained a working endorsement with Fender Guitars.
He has performed for charity events around town including Oklahomans For Equality, OCCJ, The United Way, the Firefighter’s Association’s Burn Camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Tulsa Food Bank, Tulsa Young Professionals, The Met, Broken Arrow’s Chamber of Commerce’s Cycle Fandango, Breast Impressions, and the Route 66 Marathon.