Yesterday I told you about one of the band’s performing at our Fashion’s Night Out events, and now meet singer/songwriter Jeremy Current!
Where were you when you wrote your first song? What was it about?
Isn’t everyone’s first song a cheesy love song about a girl that they knew in school? My cheesy love song included a chorus, “without you I find my heart has a you-shaped hole.” And I wrote it in my bedroom in high school.
If your music was a place, where would it be?
If I was gonna take a trip, pack my bags and end up at my music, I would hope to end up on the Oregon Trail of life. With pain and heartache and struggle and my Aunt Janine dying of influenza.
Is there a certain song you’re most proud of?
The song I’m most proud of is the one I finished today. Not actually today today but, in general, the song that I just finished is always my favorite. There’s something about a song that you just finished writing that every word means something to you and every chord change sounds fresh and exciting. Plus the anticipation of sharing it with new people makes it stand out. The most recent song I’ve written is “Falling.”
What artists have had the greatest influence on you musically?
The artists that have had the greatest impact on me are Chap Ambrose, Ryan Jahn and Josh Goleman. When I first gave Chap a full page of fiction I had just written and was testing my hand as a writer, I asked him to read this and tell me if he wanted to read more after the first page. He read it for about two minutes and then handed it back to me and said “no.” Ryan and I have always had a relationship that if you want something, you build it. And if it’s against the rules, who cares. There’s no boundaries and he always reminds me not to be contained by anything. Josh and I, when I moved to New York for the first time in 2007, were playing guitar together and after a brief solo of mine while he was trying to play a song, he stopped playing and looked at me and said, “Man, you are awful.” I respond well to negative criticism. Well, quickly. I respond quickly.
Do fashion and style influence your sound?
The way in which fashion and style influence my sound and music comes most directly through the inspiration of the female form. It’s impossible for me to be walking down the street and see a beautiful woman and see her wonderful “style” and not be inspired to “go and write a song about it.” That makes me sound like a pig. But a pig’s gotta eat.
What sort of music do you listen to? What’s on your ipod right now?
Have you heard the new Feist single? That sounds amazing. I hate to love Katy Perry. And I have alternative country for miles. Wilco, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Buddy Miller…
Tell me something most people don’t know about you.
I’ll tell you something no one knows about me. I’m naked in a hot tub in Boone, NC right now. And I’m drinking a Bud Light Lime. That’s top secret.
Photo credit: Josh Goleman