Music is Eric Roberson’s ministry. To paraphrase his hit song “Lessons,” God has a funny way of using him as a vessel to share meaningful messages by way of his lyrics. Erro has done it time after time, and he does it again on his latest single “Just Don’t Hold It In.”
On “Just Don’t Hold It In,” Roberson has a word for creatives and creators that is also applicable to anyone prone to worrying, over-thinking, doubting their abilities or blocking their own blessings. He can relate, and he sings from experience on the first verse. “Sitting here second-guessing everything going through my mind / Worrying ’bout what other people think is such a waste of time,” he croons. “Gotta find a way to get out of the way stop blocking my way / Then I’m reminded what a good friend used to say, yeah.”
Roberson moves right into the uplifting chorus. “The only one that knows what will work is God / The only one that can show you what works is a crowd / Don’t worry ’bout mistakes, if you make em, won’t you make ’em loud / Just don’t hold it in,” he sings, encouraging anyone listening to create in faith and get whatever’s inside of them out and into the world.
Eric was inspired to write this song after a conversation he had with comedian Tommy Davidson many years ago. The lyric, “The only one that knows what will work is God,” is actually a quote from Davidson that made him have an a-ha moment and led him to put his pen to work.
“This song is a true example of freely expressing yourself without worry of judgment, expectation, assumption or ego,” Roberson wrote on Instagram. “What I heard in my head fulfilled me. As I played the instruments I felt rewarded. I felt purpose as the song poured out of me. What it does from here is left in the hands and hearts of the listener.” Let the church say “Amen!”
“Just Don’t Hold It In” is another winner for Eric Roberson whose discography is filled with them. The song is the third new single that he’s dropped since this summer, following “Things Meant For Me” and “I Apologize.” He hasn’t said if these tracks are from a new album or not, but he did break the news in a recent interview on GoodDay New York that he will release one song a month for the foreseeable future. He has over 35 songs recorded and ready to roll out, so look out for much more to come from this prodigious talent well into 2024.
Until Eric Roberson drops his next monthly masterpiece, let him bless your ears and speak to your hearts when you listen to “Just Don’t Hold It In” right here. If you’d like to experience Erro live, be sure to catch him on his Chasing A Feeling Tour now through December.