Jeremy Parsons - 'Things To Come'
Reviewed by Aaron Cloutier & Staff
Hard lessons learned, correcting course and the decisions one must make when coming to a crossroad in their life are among the many powerful themes behind the melancholy and emotive “Things To Come” from singer songwriter Jeremy Parsons. Though the song is pensive in tone and color, it is simultaneously forward thinking and optimistic as the overall message is centered around old doors closing so that new doors can open.
Amidst the shimmering acoustic guitars, nimble fingered baselines and minimalist percussion, Parson’s vocals command full attention with a delivery that is both soulful and earnest as he tells his story of finding his way back after a rollercoaster of drugs and alcohol in the pursuit of self discovery.
Sonically, there’s plenty for the ear to follow in “Things To Come.” I was pleased to detect what sounded like tambourine along with clean guitars awash in tremolo as the 6/8 meter of the rhythm produces a swaying like effect to the music. The end result being nothing short of hypnotic.
The production is bright, but in a slightly gritty way. It puts my mind out in some dusty desert somewhere. The chorus is undeniably catchy with sweet vocal harmonies and heart wrenching chord changes that will surely get a reaction out of even the most hardened of listeners. If timeless, soul filled, sun-dried Americana is what you’re after, “Things To Come” is well worth your time.
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About Jeremy Parsons
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in Texas music's sounds in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn’t until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to play the guitar and began to write and perform music.
Over the past decade, Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. After a stint in Nashville, including several residencies, Jeremy returned home to San Antonio. Jeremy has charted on multiple airplay and sales charts while making guest appearances on CBS, FOX, ABC, and NBC affiliates. His music videos have also received Official Selection status in several international film festivals.