“You Became The Light” by Eric Slick

‘You Became The Light’ is Northern Transmissions ‘Song of the Day’. ‘You Became The Light’ is taken from Slick’s debut solo LP Palisades, which is out April 21st via Egghunt Records.

Slick is probably best known as the drummer for Pennsylvania rock band, Dr. Dog (since 2010), as well as the drummer for Adrian Belew of King Crimson and as co-leader of the Philly band, Lithuania. His debut album ‘Palisades’ however, sees the musician stepping out from behind the kit. The record was penned over the course of 2014, when Slick decided to leave his native Philadelphia for the first time and move to Asheville, North Carolina. He practiced meditation and Jungian dream therapy as a form of reinvention — and to write his own songs, which all sprung from these intense periods of meditation. Slick specifically found inspiration in the works of writer/actor Spalding Gray, especially his 1992 book “Impossible Vacation,” which details the impossibility of searching for Zen.

On the influences behind new single ‘You Became The Light’, Slick stated: “I know it’s the funny trope: indie rock dude goes to the woods and makes an outsider record,” Slick says. “But it was a time of deep introspection and a fruitful period of my life. I wrote somewhere around 50 songs in 2014.’You Became The Light’ is a song about my first time meditating. For three years I attempted some form of contemplative practice to achieve stillness. I finally got there, but then realized there was a lifetime of work ahead of me.”

Catch Eric Slick on tour:
Mar 06 Richmond, VA – The Camel
Mar 09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts %
Mar 10 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery %
Mar 11 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Mar 13 Dallas, TX – Three Links*
Mar 14 SXSW – Noisetrade Day Party (Blackheart Bar)
Mar 14 SXSW – Riot Act Showcase (Sidewinder)
Mar 20 Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
Mar 22 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *
Mar 25 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt *
Mar 26 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
Mar 27 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right (School Night)

% with Delicate Steve
* with The Districts