The predetermined aura of a "college singer-songwriter" can create a few connotations. One, being the cringe-inducing puka shell stereotype sitting in the corner of a party and thinking that people will flock to their grandeur. We all had a friend who tried this, despite our best efforts. The other, in a more welcoming effort, is of an emerging talent. Luckily, Florida singer-songwriter Erica Bitting is firmly the latter.

Over the past few months, Bitting has been uploading a stream of humble gems via her SoundCloud, largely only featuring her vocals and guitar. Her soft, swimming voice fits warmly with the minimal approach, allowing itself to resonate within the space afforded. Now, Bitting has put together her work in a sort of introductory playlist, which can be heard below.