NMM SoundBytes: There Are “No Ways” to Not Enjoy Erich Mrak

When the bluesy guitar line opens the track, “No Way” feels like an unmistakable R&B hit from the jump. With a distinct “No Scrubs”-era TLC vibe in tone and vocals with a Post Malone flavor, the under 3 minute track feels tailor-made to be a bonafide Top 40 hit.

While Erich Mrak’s name may not yet be a household one, his sound is most certainly clean, professional, and catchy as hell. Writing lyrics since age 7 and recording tracks since 13, this young man is without a doubt a future star. This latest single is certainly evidence of that claim and the lyrics are as relatable as they come.

“No Ways” is what happens when you’re a drink away from collapsing and spilling your feelings, when you should’ve said good night and gone home. “No Ways” initially started out as more of a country/pop song, with the guitar being the driving force behind the song. When writing “No Ways”, we initially had the second verse reversed. The first 8 bars were the ending and the last 8 bars were the beginning. However after recording it we decided to re-arrange the entire part of the song, and add a baseline.

Check it out below and head to Erich’s website for more catchy pop tunes from this future star.

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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