Wednesday, July 10, 2019
– Jeremy Ivey, a member of wife Margo Price's band, will go his own musicl route. He will put out his debut, "The Dream and the Dreamer," on Sept. 13 via ANTI- Records.
"The only objective here was to film some ridiculous scenarios and make them seem ordinary," Ivey said of the music video for the new single "Diamonds Back To Coal." "The modern newsreel that we see on our feeds daily is beyond insane, it's surreal. This video reflects that."
Recorded in a "little bitty house studio" in Nashville and produced by Price, the disc contains nine songs.
"I wrote 'Diamonds Back To Coal' during a very frustrating week in America," Ivey said. "It was the week that the Vegas shootings and the alt-right march happened. The slogan 'Make America Great Again' is an influence on the chorus. [Because] if anything, we're making the environment worse. When we came and infiltrated the Native Americans' way of living, we started reversing the beauty that this land had. It has to do with modern man being a trespasser."
The harmonica-accented track "Story of a Fish" chronicles Ivey's personal diaspora, specifically relating to his upbringing. "I'm adopted, and I think that I always related with the story of salmon and how they're born," he said. "The idea of being born far from your home, you know? You were born here, but you gotta get elsewhere. That's the way I always felt. I always felt that I was born in the wrong place to the wrong people at the wrong time."
Ivey crosses genres on the release. "The best thing I could say is that I'm trying to fill the holes that I can see in the scene," he said. "Whether it be Americana or country or rock or whatever. There's a certain type of song that isn't being written."