JEREMY ZUCKER DROPS NEW SINGLE “THERAPIST”
CO-WRITTEN AND CO-PRODUCED WITH ETHAN GRUSKA
SOPHOMORE ALBUM CRUSHER SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 1ST
“MORE NOISE !!!!” FALL 2021 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON SALE NOW
LISTEN TO “THERAPIST” HERE
WATCH VIDEO FOR “THERAPIST” HERE
PRE-SAVE CRUSHER HERE
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17 SEPTEMBER 2021 (TORONTO) – Today, Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer Jeremy Zucker reveals his latest single, “Therapist,” from his highly anticipated sophomore album—listen HERE and watch the video HERE. “Therapist” was co-written and co-produced with artist and producer Ethan Gruska [Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple]. Jeremy recently announced his new album, CRUSHER, will be released on October 1st. Pre-save CRUSHER HERE. Watch the album teaser trailer HERE.
On “Therapist,” shimmering keys circle in and out of a dreamy beat before Jeremy echoes a primal yell, “I swear you know I can’t handle this, maybe you should call your therapist.” On writing and producing “Therapist” with Ethan Gruska, Jeremy says, “‘Therapist’ is about carrying the burden of someone else’s problems. I made this with one of my favorite producers, Ethan Gruska, which was super exciting because I’m a huge fan of the stuff he’s worked on. It was our first time working together, and we wrote the whole song that day, and then went back and forth on production for a while to make it perfect. I knew immediately when I left the session it would be a single on my album.” Ethan chimes in, saying, “Jeremy and I made this on the first day we ever met. We wrote the song and started the production that day and passed files back and forth after that coast to coast during the pandemic. It was such a fun and collaborative process, Jeremy is an awesome artist and producer!”
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 “Therapist” alongside Jeremy’s summer anthems, “18” and “HONEST,” as well as his 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. See the full album tracklist below.
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 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
11/22 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
ABOUT JEREMY ZUCKER
Jeremy Zucker’s music unfolds like the kinds of stories you share with your best friends. It’s that intimate, detailed, personal, and meaningful. This approach has cemented the New Jersey-born singer, songwriter, and producer as a quietly impactful voice for Gen Z—and beyond. Since emerging in 2015, he has amassed a staggering 5.3 billion global streams and sold 3 million albums. His catalog consists of definitive anthems, such as the Gold-Certified records “talk is overrated” feat. blackbear and “all the kids are depressed” and Platinum-Certified records “you were good to me” with Chelsea Cutler and the breakout “comethru,” which The FADER hailed as “the intoxicating crush anthem that’s become his calling card.” He has teamed up with likeminded visionary Chelsea Cutler for the collaborative EPs—brent  and brent ii . His full-length debut, love is not dying, bowed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and garnered widespread praise. office magazine raved, “the 13-track album reiterates Zucker’s penchant for honest reflections through sincere lyricism,” while Wonderland won’t blame you for “deciding to stan immediately.” Not to mention, he’s received further acclaim from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, PAPER Magazine, and more. In 2021, he’s set to release his anxiously awaited second full-length album, CRUSHER, on October 1st.
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