Eric Bellinger came correct with his recent album New Light, marking the effort a bright spot for his fans last year. Now the singer-songwriter is set to hit the road with The Vibes On Vibes Tour, which kicks off tonight (March 11th) in Atlanta. To celebrate, he surprises us with the remix to his single "Only Fan."
"Only Fan" was already a cheeky slice of R&B with a nod to the infamous website where people go to sometimes watch others do adult things. Eric plays this up as he flirts up a storm with his potential lady friend, staking his claim while singing, "Oh no, no, I won't let that slide they can't subscribe to you / I gotta be the only one to put my eyes on you / The only thing I want is time, don't need a dime from you / Just let me be your only fan."
He takes a cue from previous single "What About Us" by adding a female vocalist to the remix to add some flair. This time, though, it's our girl RILEY. The singer — whom you might know better by her full name Amber Riley — comes on strong while letting it be known that she's bringing her big girl energy to the table. "I go where I want / I wear what I want / You lookin' at a boss / I put myself on," she responds in song. "So who are you to have the audacity / To tell me what I can and can't do?" While her verse is defiant, she joins him sweetly on the chorus, with the two harmonizing via ad-libs.
While this remix duet definitely sounds nice, we'd love to hear Eric Bellinger and RILEY together on an original song written specifically for the two of them as well. Until that become a reality, this is without a doubt the next best thing.
Press play on "Only Fan (Remix)" and listen below. To catch Eric Bellinger on stage alongside Sammie on The Vibes On Vibes Tour, check out his website for tour and ticket information.