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
April Wolfe: email@example.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