Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer Jeremy Zucker officially announces his highly anticipated sophomore album, CRUSHER, will be released on October 1st.
In Jeremy’s words, “‘CRUSHER’ is as much a departure as it is an arrival. ‘love is not dying’, thematically, was a doomed love letter. A desperate plea for compassion and understanding in the face of destruction. Making music during a pandemic is a difficult task enough, but ‘love is not dying’ felt like a pretty impossible project to follow up. One ‘pandemic’-inspired song felt like enough, and not much was going on in my life, at all. The well was dry, so to speak. I was slow to realize that the person I wrote ‘love is not dying’ to (not for), actually hadn’t acknowledged any of it. During this time, a lot of things came to light…”
He continues, “‘CRUSHER’ is my response. I take back everything I said. It’s no longer about us, or me. It’s about you. During the writing process of this album, I became more myself than ever. It’s a more raw and confident me. I found new influences sonically, and I finally learned how to have fun making music again. I focused on more energy-driven elements of music production: live drums, saturation, and a bit of yelling. ‘CRUSHER’ is a word that describes something or someone that ‘crushes’ – in my case, it was the aforementioned person who crushed me…lol.
It felt right to be front and center visually to support the music, instead of putting the music in front of me like I feel I’ve done in the past. We took the picture [on the album artwork] in front of a literal rock crusher – metaphors involving a complex and deliberate mechanism to systematically crush the literal ‘unbreakable’ ensue… It felt quite appropriate.”
CRUSHER features Jeremy’s recently released summer anthems, “18” and “HONEST,” as well as his latest heartfelt single, “Cry with you.” The songs have received widespread praise from the likes of Billboard, Consequence, Entertainment Tonight, Ones To Watch, Variance Magazine, and more. Jeremy will be revealing the remaining album tracklist very soon.
In celebration of CRUSHER, Jeremy is set to embark on his “MORE NOISE !!!!” North American Tour this fall, which kicks off on October 19th in Portland, OR and runs through the end of November, making stops at Los Angeles’ The Novo on October 27th, New York’s Terminal 5 on November 18th, and more—see the full list of tour dates below.
Tickets are on sale now at www.jeremyzuckermusic.com/.
Over the past year, Jeremy teamed up with Chelsea Cutler for the brent ii EP (2021) and released his debut album love is not dying (2020) to critical acclaim. He also performed singles on The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series, and TODAY, as well as made his performance debut at a sold-out Red Rocks Amphitheatre last month.
Stay tuned for more music and announcements to come from Jeremy Zucker very soon!
JEREMY ZUCKER TOUR DATES
10/19 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
10/20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
10/22 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/23 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
10/29 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/1 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/3 – Dallas, TX – The HiFi
11/4 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
11/6 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/7 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
11/8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11/12 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
11/13 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
11/16 – Boston MA – Royale
11/18 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
11/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts