After weeks of waiting, we are so excited that today is the release day for Jeremy’s Life by Jeremy Pascal. If you are a regular reader of the blog you will have been following along with our video premieres of the bands four-part video series that tells the story of Jeremy and his life at this moment.
We were also lucky enough to have a chat with the band..so have a peek into the bands thoughts then listen to the EP…
We have enjoyed working with you the past month and cannot wait for Jeremy’s Life EP to drop. Can you tell us what you want listeners to take away from Jeremy’s Life?
We want our music to be relatable. Stories you can both cry and laugh too. Music for rainy nights at home but also for watching the sunrise, sitting on the hood of a car on a hill after a night out with your friends.
Who is Jeremy Pascal and what does the title of your EP, Jeremy’s Life, represent?
Jeremy Pascal is the alter ego of the three of us (Tino, Nico, and Julian). We figured we’d come up with a fictional character since we’re writing all of our lyrics together. The title is basically just Jeremy saying ‘hey, it’s me, welcome to my world’.
How did you come up with the concept of the EP and four-part music video series?
Originally we wanted to make the whole story happen in one video, all within the Look At Where We Are Now video, but we quickly realized that it wasn’t going to work, so we split it up into four parts.
Honestly, we kinda made a lot of it up as we were filming like ‘Yeah, let’s make the girl turn into a vampire, that sounds cool’.
Tino, I have read in the past that a lot of your lyrics come from your own struggles. Was it frightening to put yourself out into the world in such a public way?
Yeah, it really was. Jeremy Pascal is the first project with lyrics that are so open and honest. My writing style used to be a lot more cryptic. The most frightening part was letting the people who know about my past listen to these songs. I have a lot more appreciation now for artists that put their message out in such an honest way.
Which song on the EP is your favorite and why?
I think all of us have different favorites but it’s probably Heart Scars or Poser. We had the most fun writing those because it was such a fluent process.
What have been some up and down moments while you have been working on the EP and video series?
Finishing the EP felt like running a marathon. At that time I was still touring with my old band so I was playing gigs on the weekend and finishing the Jeremy Pascal songs with Julian and Nico during the week.
A lot of times we slept in the studio because we were working until 6 am and there was no point in going home. The videos were also a lot of work but we want the whole Jeremy Pascal concept to always be an audio and visual experience.
What can we expect from you guys after this EP? Will it be a continuation of Jeremy’s Life or will you go in a new direction? I ask because your Twitter handle is @whokilledjeremypascal – as if it’s hinting towards another chapter in the story.
As with the video series we’re gonna decide what happens to Jeremy as we continue writing. Hopefully, he will live a long and happy life but I guess you never know.
What is one thing you wish you had known when you first started this adventure in music?
That mixing and mastering songs is an awful lot of work haha… since this is such a personal project we want to do everything ourselves, and that can give you a headache.
What has it been like to watch yourselves grow over the time you have been making music together?
I personally gained a lot of singing experience since I started working with Nico and Julian. I wasn’t used to singing, like really hitting notes before then. I was more of a screamer haha… But all of us are learning new stuff every day as we’re working together.
How has Covid helped or hindered your process on the EP and video series?
Luckily we had the whole EP and the video series finished before the lockdown so it didn’t cause us any trouble. We just set up a home studio and continued writing songs for our forthcoming debut full-length album.
Do you hope to tour in the near future?
We love playing live, it’s one of the best parts of being a musician. So yes, definitely we wanna hit the road as soon as possible.
What is your live setup like?
We are a six-piece live band with electric guitar, electric bass, and drums. Julian and I are singing and Nico is doing samples and sound. We really wanted to create an authentic and dynamic live experience where we can mix things up and not always sound the same.
What are three albums you would save from a fire?
American Idiot by Green Day, Millenium by Backstreet Boys, Sucker by Charli XCX
Last, how would you describe Jeremy Pascal (as a band) in three words?
Myspace, Tumblr, Punk
** We’d like to thank Tino, Nico, and Julian (and of course Joey )for allowing us to be a small part of this EP and its release. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Jeremy Pascal ***