When Will You Go​.​.​.

by Jeremy Squires

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© ℗ 2013 Jeremy Squires

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released November 5, 2013

Jeremy Squires - Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Banjo and Resonator Guitar.

Anna-Lynne Williams (Lotte Kestner) - Vocals on tracks 2.) I Am Still Here, 8.) Imaginary Now, 10.) Like a Thief in the Night

Shane Leonard - Fiddle, Bass, Percussion and Organ on tracks 3.) Echoes, 5.) Dust to Dust , 7.) Old Haunts

Produced by Jeremy Squires

Music and lyrics by Jeremy Squires

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April Wolfe: commonfolkmusicpr@gmail.com

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. While that may be a bold statement, this album is every bit as bold as though words. Bank on it."
- Fuck Yeah Alt Country Boys


"When I first heard the whole album it struck me how talented this artist truly is as he consistently writes great music that continues to feel so honest. His technique for crafting lyrics is a lesson for other songwriters out there." -- My Random Jukebox


“There’s something in his music that really finds the core of my heart. The songs might not always be filled with happy thoughts, but somehow I find his music comfortable and beautiful.” -- One Chord To Another


"Squires' songs often focus on his struggles with maintaining his mental health, so there's no emotional wishy-washiness here. But it's not just Squires' passion. Squires and his backup band are genius at taking what ought to be simple songs and tossing in a strange guitar riff or ear-catching harmonies. The result is beautiful and a little unsettling. It's the kind of music those Nashville hacks would give their strumming hands to write just once." -- Adobe and Teardrops


"With the word “Salvation” tattooed knuckle-to-knuckle on his picking hand, every strum of every chord serves as a permanent reminder there’s a brighter future. When Will You Go… is a brave story for the right place and the right time—a fitting accompaniment to a night of self-reflection and whiskey on the rocks." - HR - The Blue Indian


"Living amongst the ghosts and whispers that echo from the album’s shadows, Squires subtly details lives discarded (“Gleaming”), mountain folk tales (“Dust to Dust”) and family deaths (“J.L.P.”), always arm’s reach away from the nightmares that haunt his world." - Bucket Full of Nails

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"New Bern, North Carolina native Jeremy Squires is a singer-songwriter best known for his haunting melodies and evocative lyrics."

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Track Name: Gleaming
I dreamt my life away
I never told
Can you tell me how the broke can still break?
Can you fix me up?

Evidence of us is scattered all around
Our memories lay here
Buried in snow
Where do I go?

With these ghost eyes I can see everything
Track Name: I Am Still Here
Can't see the end with yesterday's eyes
but when you came through that door
your breath all heavy and slow...

I knew what you were and what you came for

Go

Can't find the truth in a house full of lies
no glare from your vacant eyes
no kiss before I go...

Falling backwards
through earth and dirt
falling slowly
please don't let me...

Go
Track Name: Echoes
I'll never tell the secrets in this hell
where no voices disappear
echoes / echoes through your mind like noise

Turn around
through windows dreams drift out
where no eyes would ever stare
let go / let go of those things you harbor

Let go

His lonely sky
to watch them clouds collide into magic majesty
to let go / to let go of the weight he carried

Let go

Lost in closets / closed off / forgotten
all those words that turned rotten
all the while / all the time
it was festering inside
Track Name: Oblivious
I wish you could hear me now
the whispers in the walls echo through this house
when all of the colors inside of your head go spinning 'round
I'm on a broken ferris wheel, dangling down
out of control, out of my mind
I'm bound to fall straight to the ground

I wish you could see me now
I'm hidden by a veil somehow
all of the colors inside of your head go spinning around
on a collision course with flames
who's pulling me out?
out of control, out of my mind
I'm bound to burn, burn, burn it down

You don't know what it's like
invisible, inside yourself
in a prison that you built no one can see
been oblivious to memories that I miss so much
they meant everything, you meant everything to me
Track Name: Dust to Dust
He'd been dragging his shadow
no apparition
a voice disembodied
an old August moon

Out of the darkest sky
into the holler he went
out of the swell he left to ride that vessel in
I heard his violent croon, I felt the impending doom
out of the distance to fall back into his room

An old man with sad eyes
a bad condition
his soul left his body to float towards the moon

Into the darkest night
out of the holler he went
out of the bed he slept in
I heard his violent croon, I felt the impending doom
out of the distance he cried out unto the moon...

Dust to dust...
Track Name: Weightless
Through the whispers I walk / through you
in this house full of walls
where nobody smiles and nobody calls
when you're out of time

It gets cold when nobodys home
been dancin' 'round subjects and life for too long
been caught in the past, still stuck in between
a goodnight and a slumberless sleep

In the shadows they call to me
they're gonna take me back home
to the city of souls where nobody cries
when you're out of time

It gets cold when nobodys home
been dancin' 'round subjects and life for too long
been caught in the past, still stuck in between
a goodnight and a slumberless sleep

A goodnight and a slumberless sleep
Track Name: Old Haunts
Don't let the dark inside you eat you up
don't let me down this time
I'd follow you with every step to hurry through the forks without regrets

Without regrets

Need a protection spell to keep the world away
been in your hiding place so long
to forget old ghosts

And I don't wanna play this game of fools
I just don't understand it
you're playing with my mind
and now my heart is suffocating on these lies

On these lies

Need a protection spell to keep the world away
been in your hiding place so long
to forget old ghosts that I will resurrect
...them all
Track Name: Imaginary Now
The shade that you hide makes you wary
with blankets you cover the stars
and you wonder why it's so scary
but I ain't afraid of the dark

When all of them ashes now scatter
a trail of the past in the soot
and what I had done didn't matter
when all of the pain that it took...

Is imaginary now
Track Name: The Nest
You've been led astray
it wasn't time to send someone away
so long ago
well you're lonely now
and been gathering sticks from the ground
to build a nest

Been dangling down
my little bird in a rattling cage
you're safe for now
moving 'round this sad landscape
you dreamt your flight
swirling around that moonlit sky
contrails passed by

These senseless delusions
when it all comes down
you recycle your minds confusion
every trifle became
all this time you've been chasing those dreams
you can't catch

Been dangling down
my little bird in a rattling cage
you're safe for now
moving 'round this sad landscape
you dreamt your flight
swirling around that moonlit sky
contrails passed by
Track Name: Like a Thief in the Night
Hear your whispers now
through ghostly talk
into your room I walk
like an awkward dance, two spin around
faster than a freight train now

Like a subtle flame snuck into this place
you stole my heart like a thief in the night
you're a burning fire running through my veins
you stole my heart like a thief in the night

In the night

From the spider webs
I'll slowly crawl
to your transparent arms
and I won't slow down, never make a sound
we're whispers in the darkness now

Like a subtle flame snuck into this place
you stole my heart like a thief in the night
you're a burning fire running through my veins
you stole my heart like a thief in the night

In the night

Like a subtle flame snuck into this place
you stole my heart like a thief in the night
you're a burning fire running through my veins
you stole my heart like a thief in the night

You stole my heart like a thief in the night
Track Name: J.L.P
Through the cobwebs, 'round my head
this old house wreaks of death
is there fire or pearly gates...
am I doomed to repeat...

Cotton fields down by the lot
where he lays with no kin beneath a willow tree
hear his croons echo awhile through the pines
nobody goes there

Through the cobwebs I see him
with one eye piercing black
by the stairwell hear the sound ringin' forevermore

Cotton fields down by the lot
where he lays with no kin beneath a willow tree
hear his croons echo awhile through the pines
nobody goes there
Track Name: When Will You Go...
Distant sky
when you hide behind the quiet air it makes me nervous
awake the night makes moves
through your eyes phantom like ghost
tonight you sleep alone
words written on your face
against the lines I traced
oh, tonight I'm better off

Curtains drawn
day be gone from the place where monsters crawl out
from underneath my bed with all the things replaced
mostly gone, their pigment washed away
it washed away

It's a lonely life
been movin' like the fog on water
light flickers on
night sank inside me
tuggin' on the bone
to curse me like I was

It's a lonely life
been movin' like the fog on water
light flickers on
you sank inside me
tuggin' on the bone
to curse me like I was