Jeremy Squires – Collapse

I am going to talk to you about the music of Jeremy Squires who I have been a fan of since 2013 when I was first introduced to his songwriting talent. Since then I have added Central Nervous Station (EP) and When Will You Go (album) to my collection. I can’t seem to get enough of his Americana sound that is haunting, thought-provoking and is filled with so much emotion. He last release ‘Shadows’ showcases how personal his songs can go and you can read all about it on my feature ‘Jeremy Squires – Shadows’.

Now Jeremy has returned with his new release ‘Collapse’ which continues his honest style of songwriting. He is beautifully fearless with what he creates and I have nothing but respect and time for his craft. ‘Collapse’ is about how his life has come full circle. He says that ‘I went from losing my mother and having my life stolen from me by an addict to finding the love of my life and being able to start over and have a happy ending. This album is about overcoming in general, coping with loss, persevering and becoming whole again‘.

As soon as you press play, the opening track ‘58’ instantly introduces you to the type of personal content that he delivers which is about his mother who unexpectedly passed away at the age of 58. You can’t help but feel his loss by the way he shares his words with his heartfelt tone. He somehow still manages to make something so sad, sound beautiful.

This combination flows throughout the album as this unique style of haunting and beautiful go hand in hand. This is supported by his delicate tone that shares his stories which feel like an open journal about his journey through life. There is a warmth to the way his sings and to me, it is captivating. As I am talking about vocals, I need to give a special mention to my two favourite songs ‘Night Cars’ and ‘Where the Devil Sings’. Both of these feature this wonderful intertwining vocals from Jeremy and Heather McEntire which I never seem to tire from hearing.

As for the music, it has this stripped back acoustic feel but has been carefully put together to set the stage for each of his stories. This atmospheric sound has been created with a little help from Sean Husick (Mile Marker, Ghost Work, Committee(S), Whit Wright (American Aquarium), Shane Leonard (Field Report, Kalispell) and Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah).

The music from Jeremy Squires never fails to impress me and his latest album continues that trend. I do recommend that you find some spare time and really listen to what he has created to truly appreciate his talents. When you do, I also recommend you check out the songs ‘Water Signs’ and ‘Secrets I can Keep’. You can listen, as well as purchase ‘Collapse’ and his previous releases from his Bandcamp page (click HERE).

As a fan, I am following Jeremy on his social media sites at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so I can keep up to date with his world of music. These are great places to find out about upcoming releases and gigs. This information can also be found from his website JeremySquires.org.

I will continue to do my part to help spread the word about the music of Jeremy Squires and if you’re also a fan, then you should do the same. Go tell your friends and the world about this talented songwriter TODAY!