Taken from “Poem”, the new album by Jeremy Squires, out February 19th via Shaker Steps.
New Bern, North Carolina native Jeremy Squires is a singer-songwriter best known for his haunting melodies and evocative lyrics.
After parting ways with his band mates in 2001, Squires took a hiatus from music to focus on his family. The years to follow proved a challenge for Squires as he fought his personal demons. A true musician, Squires was able to turn his fragmented thoughts and self-discovery into poems, which would eventually become – A Place to Hide (January 2012) and In the Dark (May 2012). His most recent EP, Central Nervous Station was self-released in January 2013.
Writing songs to help cope, each release candidly plays out like Jeremy’s personal journals documenting his struggle out of the gloom of depression. To help with the healing process, Jeremy also played and recorded all of the instruments – guitars, harmonica, piano, keyboards, resonator and lap steel. Released so close together, A Place To Hide, In the Dark, and Central Nervous Station can be considered as a trilogy of sorts chronicling this dark time of his life.