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 Parsons has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas and Nashville, where he is a regular performer at Swingin' Doors Saloon. Jeremy Parson chats about the release of the album 'Things I Need To Say', inspiration current single 'Burn This House Down', and being a musician.
Thank you for chatting with Music Update Central! You just released your new album 'Things I Need To Say'. What's your inspiration for the album? This album came into being because I had things I needed to get off of my chest. I had things I needed to say. The main fuel for inspiration and subject matter on this record was my parents getting divorced after 48 years of marriage. I found myself facing something that I never thought about or considered. Everything I had known from birth had come unraveled and I had to find someway to deal with that. Luckily for me music has always been there and it came through for me yet again. I worked on this album piece by piece and was writing as I went so it had this natural flow of me working through my problems and also rediscovering love and all the other wonderful and tragic things that might occur in a lifetime. Your current single is 'Burn This House Down'. What does this song mean to you? This song means a lot to me because it is about going home for the first time after my parents divorce and realizing everything has changed. You walk into a place you feel like you've been a million times and it seems strange and different. Still full of most of the same things but somehow just hollow and empty. You can't do much of anything about the memories you have made in a place unless the place no longer exists. It's definitely a song that stands out on this project. It was also the first song my producer and I picked that ended up setting the tone for the entire album. When did you know that you wanted to be a musician? I have always loved and enjoyed music very much but the thought of it being a career didn't really hit me until I was a junior in high school. I was seventeen and didn't feel like getting wrapped up in the things my friends were doing outside of school. I picked up a guitar instead and I'm sure glad I did too. That's when it all started. I began playing nonstop. I would come home from school, go immediately to it, and stay as long as I could. I taught myself all the chords I could and the ones I couldn't play I would try to make my own versions of so I could still try and play all my favorite songs. I eventually ventured outside of other peoples material and wrote my first song. I've been writing and playing ever since as much as I can and I will continue to do so. I love it way too much. MUC Random Question: What's your favorite TV show? My favorite Tv Show is currently Steven Universe. It's a very awesome show on Cartoon Network. I love the writing, the messages and the heavy undertones. I enjoy and appreciate writing of all types and like to take in as much art as I can. Though some might view it as just a cartoon it will always be a moving piece of someone's great creation to me. Where can our readers follow you at? I would love it if everyone follow me on all the social media sites they can and to please keep in touch with me. I love hearing from everybody!