PopCrush Presents: Eddie Gomez
Every week at PopCrush, we’re putting the spotlight on one up-and-coming act you need to know about. Why? So you can get on board early before everyone else and their mother jumps on the bandwagon…and so you can be that one friend in the group who’s always like, "Um, actually, I prefer their earlier work."
World, meet Eddie Gomez.
The L.A.-based singer-songwriter is here to bring you retro-flavored, old school-inspired tunes with a fresh, modern feel.
The second we heard the slow, sultry opening strums on Gomez's debut "Nothing Like This Love," the first track off of the bilingual singer's upcoming EP, we knew that there really was nothing like that kind of love. You know that feeling you get when you instantly fall for a song based on the first few notes alone? Yeah, it was something like that.
And lucky for you, we're premiering the tune right here at PopCrush.
"The song was inspired by Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrel," Gomez tells us. "Sometimes keeping it simple can be the most impactful." Ain't that the truth.
"Nothing Like This Love" is a straight-up acoustic treasure, infused with a touch of soul a la Ray LaMontagne and the effortless vibe of The Commodore's "Easy Like Sunday Morning." In fact, the song could easily describe the blissful haze of an early Sunday state — that is, until all hell breaks loose on the bridge, and Eddie brings it home with everything he's got.
"If in the morning, if you should leave / Leave my heart and please save me from this dream," he belts out with a fervor. "If, in the morning, you should go, baby you should love me or leave me destroy or complete me, I know."
If you're already hooked on Eddie from "Nothing Like This Love," you're not alone: His music has already been featured in everything from Apple iWatch commercials to Love and Hip-Hop.
Check out the premiere of Eddie Gomez's "Nothing Like This Love" above, and let us know what you think in the comments below.