Jeremy Parsons - 'Good Ole Days'
Review by Daniel Deprè & Staff
“Good Ole Days” is an emotional throwback that thrives in its authentic country-folk sound. It’s a very gentle song, maintaining its softer nature even when the energy increases. It’s really rewarding when a song can show restraint and still make the listener feel a strong reaction. This is such a sunny, feel good song. You can just imagine driving through a southern state in a convertible blasting it's sweet sounds. “Good Ole Days” has a really uplifting nature to it and it’s truly an inspiring song. The melodies are instantly memorable, and the heartfelt lyrics make them all the more fun to sing.
Lyrically, Jeremy Parsons is writing about something that is beautiful and unique. He is reflecting on what the Good Ole Days means for different people, and how they aren’t always fun times. He still puts a positive spin on this however, which helps give “Good Ole Days” its uplifting nature. “He saw the world once in his time, back before he lost his sight, He’d sit in that easy chair and paint the picture so damn bright, yeah same ole stories same ole end, I always had an ear to lend.” The lyrics also have a lot of depth and wisdom in them, and they are written in such a way that really inspires introspection and deep thought. “As I get a little bit older, I understand a little bit more, everything our parents always told us, every passing day makes more sense than that before.”
The instrumentation is acoustic and organic, inspiring sounds that have soul and heart. The Dobro, starting with an opening solo, is so expressive and vocal-like throughout. It bends and slides, conveying a deep and gentle emotional outburst. Supporting the vocals and Dobro lines are tender strumming guitars, providing the middle range frequency to fill out the mix as well as rhythmic textures. The drums are so well balanced, they give “Good Ole Days” it’s catchy sway, yet also are soft enough to never get in the way of its relaxed atmosphere.
Jeremy Parsons vocals are country calm and fluid. He maintains a realtable, guy next door performance, yet his voice carries such passion and truth within it. “Good Ole Days” is a beautifully arranged country-folk song that contains an inspiring message within its lyrics.
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About Jeremy Parsons Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Over the past decade, Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. The first single from his latest album, “Things I Need To Say,” was the Top 40 Roots Music Report and IndieWorld Report track, “Burn This House Down.” The song paints a poignant picture of heartbreak and acceptance that remains relatable. That single was followed up by the equally well-received “Why is the Bluebird Blue,” also s a Top 40 Roots Report Americana single and a Top 20 iTunes Canada country chart single. “Why Is The Bluebird Blue” also reached #2 on the Hits You Love pop charts. The videos for both songs were nominated and selected for numerous Film Festivals, including the Jersey Shore Film Festival, Indie’s Best Films Festival, and the Monkey Bread Tree Film Festival, an IMDB-sanctioned film festival. Jeremy’s latest video, “Making Things Up as I Go,” has also received international airplay, acclaim, and awards. The video is available on Amazon Prime. Parsons has appeared on Fox, CBS, ABC, and NBC affiliates around the country.