Today we are pleased to join forces with Jeremy Squires for the premiere of his new music video for “Burst,” a rather minimalistic but very experimental clip that captures perfectly all the feelings and emotional states, especially those of grief and depression through especially a series of nature footage and much more.
“Burst” was written during a particularly trying time as he had just suffered the loss of his grandmother, who raised him. The song was recorded in the house he grew up in that she left to him, and the video was filmed there alongside his childhood best friends and former band members. SQUIRES has been candid about struggles with mental health issues including depression and bipolar disorder throughout his career and with this record goes deeper into his psyche than ever before.
“I struggle everyday with my mental health but this song goes deeper than that, shares SQUIRES. “I was struggling with my faith–not necessarily in a religious sense but faith in everything in general. A lot was going on in my life at the time. There were ups and downs and struggles I was dealing with. I was a caregiver and I needed to be strong, but I was falling apart (unraveling) on the inside.”
“It’s a song about finding strength and balance. It was hard to find stable ground. Writing music helps with that. It gives me an inner peace and helps me sort everything out and zone out. It was important for me to be able to record this song in the house where I grew up and learned to play music. I can’t express enough how much I needed to have Carlos and Sammy come over and play this song with me. Everything comes full circle. We all grew up there and we all got to say goodbye.”