Jeremy Thurber finds musical redemption on his acoustic EP Deliverance...
Los Angeles based singer songwriter Jeremy Thurber is a bright spot on the scene. The rising talent has had some success as a solo artist in the past, and his thoughtful lyricism has made him a staple behind the scenes. After writing for and performing alongside the likes of Meghan Trainor, Jake Miller, and Big Time Rush, Thurber has turned the attention back to his own work.
Now he has reemerged on the scene with his largely acoustic EP Deliverance. The five track release showcases Jeremy Thurber's craft while simultaneously charting the blissful heights and heart aching lows of a relationship. It's a journey to deliverance in the arms of a loved one, and as a result the EP soars on a lush emotional climate.
For Thurber, the rising star claims that he has found deliverance in a different lover's arm; his music. "I was feeling like I wanted to quit" he candidly explained of his emotional climate before hitting the studio. With the encouragement of executive producer Gabe Lopez, Jeremy opted to solider on and found redemption in the recording studio.
"I sat down and wrote to just a piano; I forgot everything in the world and just wrote what I felt." The resulting tracks comprise Deliverance and showcase the rising talent's brilliant star power.
The album opens with the first single and title track. Armed with a piano and aural production, Thurber vows to be a lover's salvation. "Count on me / you'll never be alone again / I'll be your deliverance." Clocking in as the shortest song on the EP, "Deliverance" is nonetheless a touching effort from the crooner and a powerful opener.
Thurber takes it to the piano and offers up his heart and soul on the stripped back "Sacrifice." The rainy day track proves that Jeremy would make the ultimate sacrifice for love and remains a stunning listen. His voice resonates with the pain of mistakes and the hunger to make things right. "It pains me to see the way that you hate me / what you want is to wrap this up, come on by / I'll be your sacrifice," Jeremy Thurber declares, boldly offering up his heart for his beloved's happiness.
Easily one of the most magical moments on the EP occurs during the tender "Morning Glow." Delivered in his sweet falsetto over a lush production of piano and seraphic synth, Thurber welcomes a lover to bask in the glory of a new morning after an evening together. "I'm living for this morning glow / our song is on the radio / I wanna take it nice and slow" he romantically croons to his beloved. It's a delightfully tender moment on Deliverance, and it proves that Jeremy Thurber's star power shines brilliantly regardless of the amount of production surrounding his voice.
On "I Swear I'll Never Let You Go" Jeremy vows to adore his lover through the passing of the seasons. It's another tender, piano led ballad that sees the crooner losing himself in the tide of his relationship. It's a beautiful testament to a love that will endure, and it's delivered with the utmost of devotion.
Thurber closes the release out with "Don't Hold Me Back," which is easily the most energized track on the release. Over a production lush with handclaps the artist makes a bid for balance within the relationship. Drunk in love, Thurber realizes that he could fall prey to his lover's wiles and struggles to keep his head above water. Its placement on the EP provides a slightly unresolved ending to the relationship that we watched blossom over the previous five songs; however, it is nevertheless an enthralling conclusion to the release.
No relationship is without faults, and "Don't Hold Me Back" delves into the darker aspects of love. It can open your heart to great adventures, but it can also hold you in the mire of mixed emotions. That track proves that every relationship doesn't have to have a perfect ending to have a positive impact on your life. Jeremy Thurber tackles a difficult topic with care and proves himself still able to find redemption.
Jeremy Thurber is serving something seriously impressive on Deliverance. The crooner has established himself as a reliable hitmaker and has proven himself more than capable of delivering consistently evocative and powerful releases. The EP is a striking collection of thoughtful pop gems that are lush with pure emotion. Each track displays his ability to layer sound and emotion to create a diverse soundscape that vibrates with life and personality.
Deliverance has effectively introduced the world to the rising talent that is Jeremy Thurber. It's a starkly beautiful effort that truly encompasses the dizzying power of love. Along the ride Jeremy Thurber delivers seemingly effortless musical perfection. He fearlessly wears his heart on his sleeve, and the result is a powerful journey towards redemption.
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