Tickin’ with Jeremy Parsons

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of the Lone Star State. Always a music fan, it wasn’t until his later high school years that he discovered his ability to actually create it. Driven by his newfound 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. Following the example of other Texas artists, Jeremy loves to interact with his audience, captivating the crowd with his genuine personality and unique humor. His authentic dedication to his craft shines through each performance.

Jeremy’s latest song, “Tickin’” (released in October 2022) defies solid categorization, but the artist is upbeat about getting it out to listeners. “Back in the day, the labels were like the gatekeepers, but these days it’s more like the playlisters. So you’re trying to find a home for your track.” While the unadorned song would certainly fit somewhere in the alt country / Americana realm, the production of the track pushes it toward neo-folk, with a distinctly “industrial vibe,” as Jeremy describes it. “This one has been kind of fun and frustrating. I personally don’t know where it goes.”
The song resulted from a collaboration with a friend and producer coming from an musically eclectic point of view. “We just started messing around with some stuff,” Jeremy says. “It was weird but it worked. It’s one of those things where you don’t necessarily mix stylistically, but something about this really seems to work.”

Stay open to the possibilities, Jeremy says, “I think when stuff like that happens, you gotta pay attention.” A line from the song resonates with this point of view: “Another line about some wasted youth / It’s not wasted if you choose to learn.”

Although Jeremy acknowledges the freedom he has now as he has transitioned away from working for labels to being an independent songwriter, he also says, “It’s always been about…I’m not guiding the music, in a certain sense, I think in a lot of ways, it’s been guiding me.”

By Dan Walsh

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