You want the blues? Unfortunately you have to go through some things to be free, says Memphis born Eric Gales. Now, I feel the most free Ive ever been in life, even more so than when I was a kid, he opens up. You gotta help yourself man, once you can help yourself you can genuinely help someone else. The title of his new album Middle of the Road is the running theme throughout the record. Its about being fully focused and centered in the middle of the road. If youre on the wrong side and in the gravel youre not too good and if youre on the median strip thats not too good either, so being in the middle of the road is the best place to be.