By JOHN DALY
Eric H.F. Law has taken the road less traveled to reach his goal of becoming a beloved recording artist. His new album Better Angels sheds light on subjects close to his heart.
Law, born in Hong Kong, has been writing songs since the age of 14 and his inspiration comes from progressive folk artists like Peter, Paul and Mary. He makes a distinct impression with his songs of faith that center around social topics and about his immigrant experience in New York City.
Law has a background in electrical engineering, and his desire to help others led to following a life of giving. He became a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is the founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute for Diverse and Sustainable Communities and has written 12 books.
There are a lot of great stories to communicate with Better Angels, ranging from self-image to diversity and the collection inspires listeners to find motivation in the good.
For Law, who these days lives in Rancho Mirage, Calif., music has been part of his communication strategy and has been a constant. He is known for his performances at Nameless Coffee House that blend public speaking engagements with community singing.
In 2015, he released a double album, Cycle of Blessings, at the same time as his book, Holy Currency Exchange. Following the 2016 election, Law began writing songs in response to divisiveness in the U.S., and released Up-Side-Down-Town in 2019 which also coincided with the release of his book, “Fear Not: Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World.”
His new project, Better Angels, is what he calls a “spiritual soundtrack for a fear-filled uncertain world.”