Exclusive Artist Interview: Jeremy Gorman

San Francisco’s rising artist Jeremy Gorman so far in 2021 has been undoubtedly making some prominent and crucial moves with his career – from the insatiable buzz manifesting from the recent release of his acclaimed new anthemic single “Brave Enough To Be” as well as the high anticipation surrounding his upcoming sophomore album, Gorman has successfully captured the undivided attention of both old fans and fresh listeners alike; continuing to showcase his distinctively catchy signature sound that diligently balances equal parts originality and familiarity. As he continues to hit the ground running, we got the chance to sit down with him for a comprehensive interview to get the inside scoop on Gorman’s past, present, and the prospects of his promising future and beyond.


How long have you been active under your current artist name?

Though I’ve been an active artist for the last forty years, I’ve only been a solo artist since 2020 with the debut of my first album “…Another Day”

What music scene/city do you currently represent?

I live, work and perform in the North Bay Area, Sonoma County specifically. That said, I have performed all over the San Francisco Bay Area and my livestream has a global reach, with regular viewers throughout Europe in particular.

The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into the live music experience and for artists altogether. How has it affected you and your career?

It’s been really tough this last year, not being able to perform in-person. The relationship between an artist and an audience is why we do this and there’s just no substitute for the energy created in that moment. In 2020, I started doing a monthly livestream to keep the connection going and expand my reach. As it happens though, I just had my first in-person performance last week since the pandemic, and it was so exhilarating to be with my fans again!

What are some of your music influences?

My influences are varied and growing all the time. I grew up on the Beatles and early British Invasion bands, but my parents were always listening to jazz and classical music, so that’s very much a part of my musical DNA. My first passion is guitar, so I am very influenced by Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton, though I started playing professionally in the days of Eddie Van Halen and Neil Schon, so that’s in there too! As a songwriter I’m more influenced by storytellers, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello, Jason Isbell among others. But if you look at my material, it can be hard to pin down sometimes as I’ve covered a lot of different genres!

What kind of concepts do you tend to write about as an artist? Shine some light on that.

There’s an old saying… “write what you know” and I have certainly done that, in songs like ‘Another Day’ about finding hope in the midst of the pandemic, or ‘Brave Enough To Be’ as a response to Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem The Hill We Climb. But I look at my songs as “mini novels”, so I may write about the death of a conflicted protagonist in ‘Kings Get Broken’ or Sam the Hobbit from Lord of the Rings in ‘Sam’s Lament.’ I can be political at times as well, such as in my song ‘Reckoning’.

When is your next release coming out?

I just released ‘Brave Enough To Be’ on April 16th of this year and that will be part of my second album, coming out in November 2021! I’ve got about 2/3 of the album written and recorded, so I’m right on track!

What’s in store for you in 2021? Give us the goods.

Well… 2021 is going to be an interesting year.. there’s a lot still unknown about what “normal” will be, but here’s what I’ve got going so far. A new album in November, a recurring livestream the 2nd Friday of every month, more live shows in the North Bay and I’m producing albums for others as well! In addition to be an artist myself, I am also a recording engineer and producer, so I’ll be busy!!


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Exclusive Artist Review: Anya – “Won’t Be Broken” Single

When it comes to Anya’s anthemic and wholesome signature sound, very few artists could hold a candle to her. The Denver-based singer/songwriter’s musicianship factors and artistic merit has no borders or boundaries and really encapsulates her natural talent in a way that is authentic and multifaceted. She has only emerged onto the market recently, but has unquestionably made an insatiable everlasting impression on just about anyone that has heard her craft. And that has manifested in the form of her debut single, “Won’t Be Broken”. A powerful and anthemic tune that truly showcases several crucial angles of Anya’s vocal ability and really delivers a visceral listening experience to anyone who hears it.

Comprised of a melodic piano-based key signature with a vocal range that is completely next-level in its execution, Anya truly shines on this song and really showcases her ability as a vocalist in a way that is both effective and nostalgic. While you could definitely draw comparisons to her darker Pop sound, “Won’t Be Broken” really brings forth Anya’s balancing of originality and familiarity, giving her audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. It has those tender and passionate verses that build up to a powerful and atmospheric chorus, easily bringing on the goosebumps for anyone who still appreciates those irreplaceable ballads we grew up listening to.

This track undoubtedly showcases Anya’s vocal range, that’s what makes this song the gem it really is. You get a satisfying dose of her talent and she really sets the bar high from the moment the track starts. For her first official release, she hits the ground running completely. You’ll become an instant fan and keep close tabs on her subsequent releases as she continues to build on her promising career. You just won’t go wrong with this song. “Won’t Be Broken” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad we recommended it.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Jeremy Parsons – “Something Other Than You Are” & “Lillian” Singles

San Antonio-based award winning Country/Americana artist Jeremy Parsons has been a driving force in the southern Country market and has built up an insatiable presence since his inception years ago. With a thriving career that has landed him prominent gigs and tours in Europe and all over the US, Parsons continues to prove that he is not going anywhere, and is indeed here to stay. And with the recent release of his newest album ‘Things To Come’ this past January, he has also continued to raise the bar after already setting it high to begin with.

The first anchor single off this record, “Something Other Than You Are”, is an anthemic acoustic number with a climactic buildup, sensual melody structures and a distinctive style that showcases the most effective vocal techniques that Jeremy Parsons utilizes throughout the song’s duration. His vocal range covers many melodic angles and could easily draw comparisons to industry heavyweights like Tom Petty and James Arthur. His vocal precision is also more than impressive and really grabs the listener’s undivided attention from the very first measure without wearing out its impact. Second single “Lillian” is a full band track that diligently blends Country and Rock with driven guitar progressions and an energetically tight-knit rhythm section. Once again, Parsons comes out swinging on this track with crafty lyrics and knockout melody structures that truly make this song an absolute gem. This is definitely the type of song that will have you hungry for more, and you’ll most likely be eager to check out the rest of the album after the first listen. Parsons approach on this song is solid, effective, catchy and truly carries the torch from start to finish.

The production value on these tracks are traditionally mixed and really encapsulates today’s more modern aura when it comes to today’s industry standard. The performance value parallels it perfectly and if you are a country-rock fan, ‘Things To Come’ will definitely be your draft pick for 2021. You can get your copy today on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll thank us later for doing so.


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