One week ago, I released In Truth, the new EP from Jeremiah and the Apostles. It was a beautiful and bittersweet feeling to finally let these songs, this art, this thing that I’ve been ruminating on for so long, let them go, declare it finished, allow people to hear it and see it and experience it. To say hey, I made something, we worked really hard on it and it means a lot to me and I want you to hear it. That Friday night, in a living room in Berkeley, with some of my best friends, we cracked some beers, turned off the lights and suddenly the album wasn’t mine anymore. I opened my palms and watched it fly away into a vast, scary, uncaring world and I tried to hold back tears like I was watching the school bus pull away and I knew I couldn’t control what happened to my baby anymore. But that fear was mixed with pure thrill and pleasure because of how exhilarated and proud I was of this little thing we made.
So I wanted to take a second to say THANK YOU.
THANK YOU Brad, Benjamin and Stephanie for giving your time and talents to my project and elevating it to a whole ‘nother level.
THANK YOU to everyone who has listened, especially those who sent me kind words or honest criticism. I made this album because I had to, because it was inside of me and had to come out and I feel like if I wasn’t making music, I don’t know who I’d be, but also, I made it for you. I made it not for some strangers to listen to, not to try to “make it,” or be someone but for you all, to share with my friends and family, with those I know and respect.
THANK YOU to those who went above and beyond and threw me a few bucks for the music or, even better, pressed that little SHARE button so maybe a couple new people might be exposed.
THANK YOU to my friends and family and all who have supported me, listened to the last album, went to the last concert, told me to keep doing it and just generally been incredible.
If you missed it, the new EP (and the old album) are available for free download at https://jeremiahandtheapostles.bandcamp.com/
THANK YOU / I LOVE YOU / YOU’RE AWESOME