The official album release date is June 10, 2016.
Eric says, “All of the songs came together in just over a year, and the process felt exciting, vibrant, and meaningful.” Bubble Wrap is also the first album Eric has made with his band, the Thunder Puppies.
Just like his last album, Bubble Wraps includes many notable guest spots such as Keith and Ezra of Trout Fishing in America, Mister G, Kenn Nesbitt, Roger Day, and MORE! It’s wonderful to see other bands supporting Eric and Bubble Wrap will inspire repeated pops (into the CD changer), much like its namesake. Bubble Wrap is a hard poppin’ new family music album by Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies. Eric is well known for his music videos (over 50 million views on YouTube!), and Herman’s debut album with his full band will include many upcoming videos including the first video release of “Bubble Wrap” which debuted on May 24.
Now that I understand Eric’s backstory a little more, I listened to Bubble Wrap with a whole new meaning and awe at how a single dad is able to cope and bounce back with his kids after losing a wife and mother. While Bubble Wrap is filled with lots of fun and clever lyrics with his usual hook-filled songs, there are many issues that are touched on that kids face in their everyday life. Funny songs like being obsessed with popping bubble wrap and loving food are light and airy songs that make you want to dance and laugh simultaneously. There are songs about not wanting to take a bath or feeling a little blue about returning to school on a Monday, which both ring true and are relatable to both parents and kids. The most impressive songs on the album, I find, are the ones that deal with deeper issues I normally do not hear on a children’s album, such as dealing with the death of a parent or having your best friend move away to even having stage fright. These are heavy songs for children to absorb, it is more of a matter of fact way to deal with common issues children face behind incredibly vibrant and diverse music of Eric and the Thunder Puppies. It’s a unique album that touches my heart, and Eric’s voice and style make this a must-have album in the family-friendly music genre.
Bubble Wrap Track Listing:
1. Bubble Wrap
2. You Are What You Eat
3. Sunflower Seeds
4. Where’s Saturday?
6. What I Want
7. Everybody’s Watching
8. Fun Times
9. Take a Bath
10. I Wanna Be That Guy
List Price: $ 11.49 (Now on sale for $9.49 through Eric’s website)