First Listen: Eric Seats and Carol Riddick make us "Care" again

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    (June 7, 2022) The first thing you notice when you hear “I Don’t Care,” besides SoulTracks fave Carole Riddick’s energetic and playful vocal, is the percussion. The drum work on this cut stands out for its creativity.

    The reason for that is producer and drummer extraordinaire Eric Seats. Seats has sat in the drummer’s seat for some of the best in the business and he is a part of Key Beats, Inc. He’s worked with Patti LaBelle, Beyonce, and Lalah Hathaway, just to name a few. Seats was literally born to play the drums. His father played drums and his mother is a pianist and singer and Seats said that he was playing drums before he could talk.

    (June 7, 2022) The first thing you notice when you hear “I Don’t Care,” besides SoulTracks fave Carole Riddick’s energetic and playful vocal, is the percussion. The drum work on this cut stands out for its creativity.

    The reason for that is producer and drummer extraordinaire Eric Seats. Seats has sat in the drummer’s seat for some of the best in the business and he is a part of Key Beats, Inc. He’s worked with Patti LaBelle, Beyonce, and Lalah Hathaway, just to name a few. Seats was literally born to play the drums. His father played drums and his mother is a pianist and singer and Seats said that he was playing drums before he could talk.

    The percussion enlivens “I Don’t Care,” a playful song where Riddick finds her voice and agency and is able to tell a person who took her love for granted that he is the least of her concerns. Her performance has joyous feel of the kind that a person experiences when they realize that someone who has cause them so much pain no longer has power over them. She plays the lyrics and the musical arrangement for all they are worth. Check out Rkddick and Seats on the fun and funky “I Don’t Care” here.

    By Howard Dukes

     
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