Video: Jeremy Squires – “Heaven” For those of you who have actually read this blog, and/or those who know me personally, know that I am a huge fan of North Carolina singer-songwriter Jeremy Squires. I relate to his songs on a deep personal level, but not only that, having known Jeremy, I know that he is a solid and decent human being. And, I believe it is this humanity alongside his life experiences of loss, pain, happiness, and love that make him the great songwriter I have known since early 2013. His ability to write and construct delicate, complex, Southern Gothic songs that beguile worn and restless souls into some kind of peaceful trance where warmth and comfort reside is remarkable, and this could not be more true than with Jeremy’s new song “Heaven”. Presently, Jeremy is in the midst of finalizing his new album Poem, which he has described as an album of “My personal poetry set to music that document changes in my life as well as my loved ones.” Honestly, I feel like every album Jeremy has released has been some kind of personal diary or book of poems for the world to hear, and, as a result, he has mastered the art. So, as a way to build up his forthcoming album, Poem, Jeremy has been releasing videos. The first, “Somersault“, which has been out for weeks, lovingly describes a lover’s love as the best medicine for his anxiety. The second, “Gift“, has also been out for a while now, and, is as Jeremy explains, a song that describes “when what is lost is finally found.” Now, that brings me to his new release, “Heaven” — the song that I am so proudly premiering. This is a beautiful song filled with haunting imagery and a feeling of being lost while the ethereal strings provided by Andrew Joslyn + Passenger String Quartet swirl around the wistful inflection of Jeremy’s voice. It’s magic. Unfortunately, Jeremy has not set a release date for Poem, but if “Heaven” and the previous releases are any indication, it will cement his reputation as the poet laureate of modern folk.   Jeremy Squires: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeSpotifyBandcamp

Common Folk Music

VIDEO: Jeremy Squires -- The Gift Jeremy Squires is surely about to release a stunner of an album. While Poem doesn't yet have a release date, he's released a number of singles that have me quite excited. In "Gift," Squires reckons with loss and nostalgia in a somber piece that insistently grabs your attention. Jeremy Squires -- OfficialFacebookBandcamp  ”

Adobe and Teardrops

JEREMY SQUIRES UNVEILS GIFT, SECOND SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM POEM LIAM DOYLE12TH FEBRUARY 2018 PREVIEWS0 COMMENTS We’re big fans of New Bern, North Carolina singer-songwriter Jeremy Squires, having written about lots of his previous releases, including last year’s great album Collapse (that we described as “the most personal and quietly devastating record Squires has ever made”), and even had the pleasure of speaking to him about his work a few times. We’re therefore excited to hear that Jeremy has a new album on the way. Entitled Poem, the record doesn’t have a release date yet, but we’ve already had a taste with the first single ‘Somersault’, which was unveiled recently over at Adobe and Teardrops. Now Squires has released Poem‘s second single, ‘Gift’, and an accompanying video, which premiered recently on One Chord To Another. The song retains Squires’s trademark stark and emotive writing, backing it with sombre piano and stirring strings, resulting in something that’s at once grandiose and melancholy. But despite that description, it’s actually one of the most positive songs I’ve heard Jeremy write. It’s a heartfelt and tender love song, the titular gift revealing itself to be a person the narrator is very grateful for. “AND UNDER THE BLANKETS, I WAS JUST STILLYOU WERE A DREAM I HADBEAUTIFUL JUST LIKE FLOWERS IN BLOOMONLY I COULD FIND”     Make sure you keep your eyes on the Jeremy Squires Bandcamp page for further information on Poem. In the meantime browse the Jeremy Squires tag to delve into his back catalogue.  ”

Various Small Flames

Video/Song premiere: Jeremy Squires – Gift February 6, 2018 No Comments Jeremy Squires is a singer-songwriter from New Bern, North Carolina. He has been creating quietly mesmerizing and haunting folk songs for several years and he has been featured here frequently since I stumbled upon his magnificent Central Nervous Station EP back in 2013. His songs often tend to be fragile and evocative, sometimes even poignant and devastatingly sad. Somehow the songs still always manage to bring me comfort, because the warmness, the softness and the serene humanity of them divide my own darkness into something manageable. That’s how even the downhearted moments of his songs have given me something to lean on and for that I’m eternally grateful. Currently Jeremy Squires is releasing a series of music videos that will eventually lead to the release of his new album entitled Poem. The first one Somersault has been out for a few weeks and I’m proud to premiere the latest video for the song Gift. This is a serene, heartwarming and emotion-filled song that leaves me a little teary-eyed, but for all the right reasons. Jeremy himself explained: “It’s about two people who are lost and somehow found their way to each other. It is from both perspectives. The first verse is meant to be comforting and gives an example of someone leaving a beautiful path to follow to lead the other out of the dark. The second verse is from the perspective of being lost or in a dark place and finding love.” The single Gift will be available everywhere on the 16th of February. There’s not yet a release date set for the album Poem, but you can count on it to be featured here once it’s available.     Jeremy Squires Website

One Chord To Another

VIDEO: Jeremy Squires -- "Somersault Jeremy Squires is no stranger to tackling complex issues. He's made it a one-man mission to write stunning folk music about mental health struggles. His most recent album, Collapse, explores trying -- and failing -- to build a relationship with a person who struggles with addiction. Before that, When Will You Go provided an intimate portrait of struggling with depression and anxiety."Somersault" is an intimate song that brings comfort even as it describes a worst-case scenario anxiety attack. It's the first track off of Squires' forthcoming Poem and I can't wait to see where Squires will take us next.”

Adobe and Teardrops

'Remnants‘, a single taken from his latest album ‘Collapse‘. Saturated with religious simile (a throwback to Squires’ grandmother’s devout Christianity), the track features simple slide guitar with piercing harmonics lending support to Squires’ southern drawl. Sombre and reverential, this track is perfect listening for any dreary day.”

Killing Moon

The album is quietly mesmerizing and beautifully shattering.”

One Chord to Another

Lonely, quiet acoustic folk, of an exceptionally high caliber.”

The Monday Morning Tape

 "The album, titled Collapse, the most personal and quietly devastating record Squires has ever made.” - Liam Doyle

Various Small Flames

Jeremy Squires' first album, When Will You Go, made a huge impact on me. Detailing struggles with depression, it was the medicine I needed at the time. Squires has no difficulty taking difficult subjects head-on. In Collapse, Squires unflinchingly guides us through his mother's death, the struggles of dating an addict for years, and finally letting go. In Squires' case, he went on to meet his fiancee, pictured below and featured on some of the tracks. For this journey, Squires brought along some friends who are some longtime Adobe & Teardrops favorites -- Heather McEntire, lead singer of Mount Moriah, and Whit Wright, who usually plies his pedal steel talents with American Aquarium. What's most striking is Squires' uncompromisingly gentle approach to his music. In "Remnants," Squires delivers these lyrics: Children play where you laynear a permanent stainon the wall hangs a crossthat don't keep all your demons away  There's a page that you foldin the bible you holdthat you clutch to your chest when you call me faithlessbecause I don't believe  They're swarming around our wasp nest nowit's a strangers housewe've both been dying to get out While most would accompany them with a brooding melody and a heavy touch on the guitar, Squires' music is tired and stretched out, an exercise in bends on detuned strings and falsetto. The situation is no longer taut -- after all, it's over and done with. The softness that permeates Squires' music is more of a gut punch than any banger or dirge. It's as if Squires has already felt those and can only, at last, speak his heart now that he's exhausted all other emotions. And maybe it's at that point, when the anger and sadness and grief become the background noise rather than the melody, that recovery can begin. Jeremy Squires  -- OfficialFacebookBandcamp  

No Depression

I can’t seem to get enough of his Americana sound that is haunting, thought-provoking and is filled with so much emotion.”

My Random Jukebox

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