We’re big fans of New Bern, North Carolina singer-songwriter Jeremy Squires, having written about lots of his previous releases, including last year’s great album Collapse (that we described as “the most personal and quietly devastating record Squires has ever made”), and even had the pleasure of speaking to him about his work a few times.
We’re therefore excited to hear that Jeremy has a new album on the way. Entitled Poem, the record doesn’t have a release date yet, but we’ve already had a taste with the first single ‘Somersault’, which was unveiled recently over at Adobe and Teardrops.
Now Squires has released Poem‘s second single, ‘Gift’, and an accompanying video, which premiered recently on One Chord To Another. The song retains Squires’s trademark stark and emotive writing, backing it with sombre piano and stirring strings, resulting in something that’s at once grandiose and melancholy. But despite that description, it’s actually one of the most positive songs I’ve heard Jeremy write. It’s a heartfelt and tender love song, the titular gift revealing itself to be a person the narrator is very grateful for.
“and under the blankets, i was just still
you were a dream i had
beautiful just like flowers in bloom
only i could find”