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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Behind The Music: An Interview With Steph Saraj About His Newest Release “The Art Of Letting Go”

Article by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Today, contemporary R&B recording artist Steph Saraj released his new visceral single “The Art Of Letting Go”. Those of you who read our press release of the track are familiar with it, and now we get to delve deeper into the song itself, as well as Steph himself in an exclusive interview. If you’d like to read the press release first, you may do so by going here: https://thepactmusicsociety.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/press-release-steph-saraj-gears-up-to-release-new-single-the-art-of-letting-go-january-2nd/

About The Single

”I had originally planned for my EP ‘When Everything Isn’t Enough‘ to be released on January 2, 2019, but due to post-production circumstances, I’ve decided to save one song and release it as a single. It was hard to decide which song I would save, because I wrote the EP as a story. I had to pick what chapter would be heard first and I’ve decided on this one. Lyrically it’s a sad song, but I didn’t want the sound to be sad. Pain doesn’t always have to sound sad.”

About The Title

”The title ‘The Art Of Letting Go‘ marks the completion of a cycle. It does not necessarily mean the ending of an era. It could, though, if you want it to be. It’s a song about unconditional love, pain and personal growth. Sometimes the things that we hold closest to our hearts can become our greatest challenges.

About The Cover Art

During the covershoot for ‘The Art Of Letting Go‘ I was channeling an alien whose home planet got destroyed, who’s now hovering through space by themselves not knowing where to go next. The ring is actually…the ring represents a vow.

Future Plans

I’m ready to take over 2019! I have many projects planned for next year. I’m releasing my first EP ”When Everything Isn’t Enough” mid-February. We’re ready to record my second 4-track EP which will follow soon after my first EP’s release. It’ll show a different side of me as a person and as an artist. My plans for next year also include the release of my debut album. I’ve also recently started writing my 3rd EP. I stay busy, I have too much inspiration and too many stories to tell to not be productive!

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Artist Interview: Trilhoutte

Interview by: Justyn Brodsky


A few days ago, we did an Exclusive Review with Dynamic Duo, Trilhoutte. Now, we’re bringing them back to the platform for an Exclusive Interview; a look inside their career as their music continues to build an insatiable buzz. So we caught up with Ty and Shaq with a set of questions that’ll give an insight to their past, present, and future
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1. Where are you guys currently based out of?

Right now we are currently based out of Atlanta.

2. What inspired you guys to get into music?

Ty: I grew up around a family full of singers and musicians and in the church playing instruments such as the drums and keyboard. I would always sing to myself and when I was by myself or around my brother because for a long time I was shy. I always knew I would end up doing music but at first I just wanted to produce. Two years ago I finally went to the studio with an affiliate artist named juice and dropped some vocals and I really liked the way people vibes from my music. So ever since then it’s been a passion. 

Shaq: his is all long… it started with I miss you tracks to my ex girlfriend that caught the attention of every woman besides her lol. So I kept with it, with the help of jojo the voice and Feek. Dropped a lot of music but I had a bad habit of dropping music and taking it down. I’m a perfectionist at some times. I hate to say that shes why I started taking it serious but it’s the truth. My mom and family wants to do music and are musically talented but most sit in the shadows I got tired of sitting on it basically.

3. What are your goals in your career currently? Big or small.

Our first goal is working on our new project while currently pushing our hit single “1×1=x”. We want to prepare people for this new project because it’s not your typical R&B. We have a very unique sound and we are putting our all into this next project to make sure that our fans really enjoy it and that we stand out in R&B with our different sound. Also our goal is to make sure that we have 2018 booked and full of shows and continue pushing our brand.

4. Who are some of your biggest Artist Influences?

Ty: Chris brown, Big Sean, Michael Jackson.

Shaq: R. Kelly, and Eric Bellinger.

5. What have you learned the most since becoming active Artists?

We have learned that it’s all about patience, consistency, faith, and hard work. We had to realize it starts with us first and our vision for Trilhoutte. We had to first believe in ourselves, be patient and become business minded because most people aren’t as visionary minded as we are. Also you have to set goals and work to achieve them and it’s very important to find a team of people that have the same mindset.

6. What’s been your best and worst show so far in your career, and why?

Ty: My first show was definitely my worst show. I performed with a affiliate artist named juice and I was really prepared as much as I thought. Also the speaker set up was bad and I couldn’t hear myself so I was singing off on certain parts of my songs. 

Shaq: prolly my first show too. I mean when I was younger I definitely wasn’t the same as I am now. It took time. Feek really gassed me up over the years so I Feek Like I stand on the stage with the top R&B artist around. 

7. What song, single, album, or release in general has been your most successful so far?

Our single “1×1=x” has been our best song and has gotten the most recognition so far on Spotify. We feel like that’s a great start to show our fans how unique our sound is and it’s only a sneak peak into how amazing our first project will be. 

8. What music are you currently working on and when can we expect it to come out?

Right now we are currently working on new songs for a project which will most likely be coming out before this year ends. At the moment we will continue to push “1×1=x” so that we can keep gaining more fans and more attention and we will most likely drop our cover to Chris Brown’s song “Popping” just to give something to the fans because we have been dropping teasers and they’ve been loving it.

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