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 Interview: Jeff Thill’s Sonic Descent

Emerging from the prominent Southern California music scene, multi-musician/producer and songwriter Jeff Thill has been an insatiably active artist in the market and has contributed his multifaceted skill sets to a slew of bands and projects since the 80s. Now in 2021, through many chapters of musical evolution and artistic manifestations, Thill has put together a project with an album of songs that are mind-blowingly versatile and futuristic; effectively named Sonic Descent. This 12-track juggernaut, titled ‘Full Throttle’, has been in the works over the past year and is about to unleash its first anchor single “Luna Tick.” With heavy anticipation in the air, we recently featured Sonic Descent in a recent article and have vowed to keep a close eye on the release until the album drops in its entirety. We’ve had the privilege of hearing the record from start to finish and can confidently say that Thill is definitely at the top of his game from all angles, integrating a nostalgically futuristic style that touches on several Rock eras ranging from the 80s/90s and mid-2000s all wrapped up into a modernized signature sound that balances equal parts originality and familiarity. So we got a chance to sit down with Jeff Thill for a comprehensive interview regarding his past, present, the near future and beyond.


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

I created Sonic Descent a year ago and have since written 12 songs. None of the songs have been released yet.

What music scene/city do you currently represent?

Are “Space Punk” and “Conspirapop” genres? Haha. My sound pulls heavily from 80’s pop/punk, synth-wave, ska, and surf.

What are some of your music influences?

Bands like Devo, Buzzcocks, Ramones, and Flock of Seagulls as well as ska influenced bands like The English Beat with a touch of Dick Dale thrown in for good measure.

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

I was laid off from my day job and found myself with a ton of down time. Thankfully I discovered Fiverr and re-discovered my love of writing and recording music. It blew my mind that I could lay down the rhythm and vocal tracks, then easily collaborate with amazing musicians from all over the world to help bring my visions to life. Over the course of my 12 song adventure I worked with musicians from Los Angeles, Nashville, Poland, Russia, Finland, and Spain. Each song started in my head but soon became a truly organic experience that never ceased to amaze and excite me. The icing on the cake was finding an incredible mixing and mastering genius named Roman (ERMixing) who is signed with Warner Music in Poland. He gave my songs the retro vibe and punch I was looking for.

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

As a former stand-up comic and lover of all-things science fiction, my music tends to incorporate high-concept themes. Almost like episodes of Black Mirror but with a touch of humor. I like to delve into fun conspiracy topics like bigfoot, UFO’s, hidden technologies and government secrets. In fact, the album was written as a 12 part “Space Opera” loosely connected by a mysterious, central figure who’s a time traveling, phase-shifting, spacefaring musician.

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

I plan to release a handful of singles leading up to the album entitled, “Full Throttle.” The first single, ‘Luna Tick’, releases on May 26th with pre-saves available now. In addition to releasing songs from Full Throttle, I’ll be shooting a series of music videos that let the listeners know exactly what the songs are about. Don’t you hate it when a music video seems to have nothing to do with the song? Me too. Of course, in-between all of that I’ll be writing new songs for the next album which will follow a similar release pattern in 2022.


Connect with Sonic Descent until the single/album releases:

•Official Website: http://www.SonicDescent.com

•Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/SonicDescent

•Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/sonicdescent

•YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYlW-ZWGruBjlNyBQo-XRg

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Exclusive Artist Review: Temperance Lancecouncil – “Globally We Sing; Erase 19” Single

Country starlet Temperance Lancecouncil debuted just a few years ago but has made a significant impact on the music world and has also successfully amassed an insatiable following since then. Now, with the recent release of her newest single “Globally We Sing; Erase 19”, she continues to hit the ground running by proving to her audience that she has what it takes to reach new heights; and that she’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.

This pandemic-themed single is anthemic and even has a national anthem feel to it. Temperance‘s melodically visceral vocals are charismatic, natural and strongly showcase her artistic merit and versatility in all the right places. The song structure itself is very atmospheric and ambient, lending a dynamically crafty approach to its signature style. And with the production and performance value paralleling each other perfectly, this song hits it out of the park in its entirety and really reaches new heights for the rising starlet.

This single also has that undeniable staying power where it’s not only a brilliantly written song, but an unforgettable one as well. One that will stay with you even long after it’s over. And if you are just discovering Temperance, this song will undoubtedly turn you into an instant fan. It’ll also entice you to dive deeper into her career and discography altogether as well. We can’t recommend this single highly enough. “Globally We Sing” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll thank us later for recommending it.


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