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North Carolina native Jeremy Squires has spent the better part of two decades playing in bands and recording his own style of sparse and rootsy folk music. Since 2013 he has been staying especially productive, releasing a handful of albums and progressing his ability as a songwriter capable of crafting music filled with depth, emotion and haunting imagery. Eastern Glow, a collection of quiet and introspective folk songs with sparse, stripped down instrumentation. The raw production and the intimacy of the music make Eastern Glow an album that speaks to our current times,
“Poem is moody and takes what’s considered “Americana” by its ear and dares us to explore what works within the confines of genre. Much like how Lucero dove on Among the Ghosts and Jason Isbell did with The Nashville Sound.”
- Farce the Music
“For anyone unfamiliar with Jeremy Squires, Poem is a good introduction to his heartfelt and emotionally wrought folk music. The music acts as a vehicle that delivers Squires’s explorations of life, love and death with maximum unpretentious emotional heft.”
"Jeremy Squires carries in his voice the undeniable charms of the small Southern city, as well as a darker, haunted undercurrent. The occasional chill can and should be expected when listening to this talented songsmith."
New Bern, North Carolina native and haunting folk troubadour Jeremy Squires engages listeners with his uniquely dark and beautifully vulnerable songs. On February 19, 2016 Shaker Steps Records (Lexington, KY) releases Jeremy’s 3rd full length album Shadows. The album represents a continued brutally honest meditation on confusion, heartache, and loss. Candid melancholy masterpieces like “Carry You,” “Hourglass,” and “Your Love” leave listeners speechless. Enjoy Shadows with a side of quiet contemplation.
Since the release of his first album, A Place To Hide, in January 2012, Jeremy Squires has become synonomous with thought-provoking lyrics and melancholic music. His candid approach to songwriting welcomes his listeners to step inside his dark and stunning world providing comfort and solace to other weary souls. Jeremy’s rare ability to emotionally open up and sing about his struggles with his demons and fears has allowed him to open up creatively giving him more confidence to experiment more on his new album, When Will You Go....
Originally written and recorded in early 2013, Jeremy produced When Will You Go... in his North Carolina home. Released in November 2013, he intended to use the album to explore themes of death and fear of losing loved ones, but it eventually became much more taking on a whole new and personal meaning. Playing banjo, guitar, piano, and resonator guitar, Jeremy enlisted indie songstress Anna-Lynne Williams (Lotte Kestner, Trespassers William) to sing background vocals as well as multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard (Kalispell, Field Report) to play fiddle, bass, organ, and percussion. The result, a brilliantly sparse album with darker, more melodic songs like “I Am Still Here”, “Echoes”, and “Like a Thief in the Night”. Mid-tempo tracks like “Oblivious” and “The Nest”, although complicated and dismal they provide a lasting impression. Continuing the themes of When Will You Go... is “J.L.P” which is about the loss of both Jeremy’s father and grandfather.
When Will You Go... says a lot about Jeremy Squires as a person and an artist. He may not write the happiest of songs, but what he does write is absolutely gorgeous and unearthly. And, just to be clear, even though Jeremy’s songs are a little on the gloomy side, that doesn’t exactly make him a dismal person. It just shows that he has creatively fought his way through sickness and struggles making him a better human, musician, and artist who continues to use his personal battle to grow and produce honest and spectacular albums. He demonstrates that beauty and creativity can and does rise from the ashes of fear and death.
"This is one of the finest albums released this year and one worth every minute of your time and attention." - Wake the Deaf
"Jeremy Squires lays some dark and honest shit out there on this album. That takes courage and brutal openness. It also isn’t an easy feat. I have come to love this album. I think it should be up there with some of the best albums released this year." - FYACB
Get In this world there are people who can find inspiration in their darkest hour turning their ugliest moment into a beautiful piece of art or an extraordinary song. Then, there are some who can’t. And, those who can’t call those who can “tortured artists.” However, there are tortured artists, and there’s singer-songwriter Jeremy Squires. Rising above the dubious and clichéd distinction, Squires conveys a true emotion that never sounds contrived or feels forced. His new EP, Central Nervous Station is a perfect example of his raw vulnerability combining haunting melodies with thought-provoking lyrics to shed light on the human condition and his personal struggle with depression.
Self-released in January 2013, Central Nervous Station is the follow-up to Jeremy’s previous albums, A Place to Hide (January 2012) and In the Dark (May 2012). Writing songs to confront his demons, Central Nervous Station is a collection of his intimate thoughts and genuine feelings chronicling his pilgrimage inward toward self-discovery and healing. To also aid his mending, Jeremy played all of the instruments on the EP while recording it at his New Bern, North Carolina home. All of the songs on Central Nervous Station have soothing warmth and glow lying just below their melancholic and troubled surface. The loneliness is palpable in the title track, “Central Nervous Station,” while “A Warm Glow” is fraught with the turmoil and anxiety of mental illness which can be heard in the steely, short guitar throughout the song. And, the confusion of yearning and fear to be loved, or of love in general, weighs heavy in Jeremy’s pensive and anguished voice in “Run.”
Though Central Nervous Station sounds depressive, there is something calming and medicinal in Jeremy’s introspective lyrics and emotional voice. A group of songs so human, so pure, and so private, you feel like you’re listening to his personal journal being sung aloud. The real beauty of Central Nervous Station lies in Jeremy’s ability to communicate his vulnerability and connect with you on a basic human level. So, with no barriers to separate you from the deepest, darkest part of his soul, it’s comforting to know that Jeremy is open and honest enough let you in to share firsthand in his sickness and struggle.
"Jeremy Squire's new EP, Central Nervous Station, is simply haunting. Its despondent semblance is one that easily engages in a way where you not only hear the songs he's written but you can feel them as well. Brimming with honest emotion, this is an album that requires time well spent to fully appreciate - but is very much worth it." -- Kyle Black, Yankee Calling
“North Carolina singer-songwriter Jeremy Squires lets the back-country bleed through on his latest record of campfire-ready acoustic tunes, Central Nervous Station. Squires’ voice is honest in such a way that you imagine his melodic intone and his speaking voice not differing at all — like his conversational cadence carries the same longing and gloom as the spacious queries he makes on Central Nervous Station.” – Andrew Poitras, Diffuser.fm