Thursday, September 5, 2013

NEW SONG: Jeremy Squires - "Open"

We recently featured a song from North Carolina singer/songwriter Jeremy Squires (WYMA post here), and are delighted to have another spare, beautiful folk ballad from him to share with you. Bit of a story with this one - he discovered the lyrics in the form of a poem by Anna-Lynne Williams, who publishes/records as Lotte Kestner, and thought they deserved to be in a song. So he wrote music and recorded it.

This reminds me a bit of Richard Buckner or Damien Jurado in that Squires, like Buckner and Jurado, somehow uses the space between sounds to amplify the effect of his vocals and fingerpicked guitar work. It's beautiful and you need to have this song. He's got an album coming out in October.

Jeremy Squires website

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