North Carolina-based alternative folk artist JEREMY SQUIRES pours out his innermost feelings in his new single, “Labyrinth,” taken from his upcoming August 28 album releaseMANY MOONS via Blackbird Record Label. With each pluck of his guitar string, the singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist captivates listeners’ hearts as he soothingly croons lyrics that reminisce of a time that once was. “Labyrinth” was premieredyesterday (8/6) at Americana Highways which noted its “close up production feel that will draw you into feeling like you are sitting right here listening live” while describing the song as “very fluid and flowy.”
“‘Labyrinth’ is one of my favorite songs from ‘Many Moons’ and one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever written,” shares JEREMY. “I experimented with alternate tunings for the song and came up with a textured/dreamy sound. The lyrics are very close to my heart as well. This song is about living in the same place where you grew up and watching everything change around you. This line from ‘Labyrinth’ conveys what I try to express in the song: ‘The neighbors were building a treehouse for the kids in the yard where I used to play for hours dreaming.’ I tried to write and sing it in a way that paints a vivid portrait.”
MANY MOONS was produced and mixed between JEREMY‘s home studio and a nearby abandoned church. JEREMY recorded all instrumentation including vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, piano and synth aside from a few select tracks that feature Whit Wright (American Aquarium, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves) on pedal steel guitar. Across its 10 tracks, JEREMY does not shy from revealing his true heart as his lyrics revolve around intense life experiences he’s endured–from being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the feeling of guilt for passing it on to his son to memories of his mother, who he lost due to opioid addiction. The result is haunting melancholic melodies that create a unique sonic texture embellished by his experimentation of originally writing the songs on his analog keyboard and citing influences from Paul Westerberg to Mark Kozelek / Sun Kil Moon to The Cure
Read an in-depth Q&A on JEREMY and MANY MOONShere.