How Eric Schermerhorn is able to write music is a testament to the love of his child. We covered Flowers Now Dry, written and recorded in the lead up to the birth and death of his child, Sage, who was born March 31, 2016, and died June 25, 2016 from a Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation. On March 3, Schermerhorn released Elegy, a nearly 16-minute wandering track chronicling his grief.
Written and recorded in the months leading up to his son’s birth, the album is a beautiful discussion of grief, pain, and loss. Sage Schermerhorn, born March 31, 2016, died June 25 from a Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation. His legacy lives on in this album, where Eric works to figure out his new identity as a father with only the memory of his son.