Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer Jeremy Zucker drops his anxiously awaited sophomore album, CRUSHER, today (listen HERE).
With newfound creative freedom, Jeremy opened up his sonic palette on CRUSHER and incorporated different elements and sounds, defining his artistic identity like never before. The 12-track album features his latest single, “Therapist” (co-written and co-produced with Ethan Gruska [Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple]), alongside his summertime anthems, “18” and “HONEST,” and heartfelt ballad, “Cry with you.” (See the full tracklist below).
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 realise 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 centre 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.”
Later this month, Jeremy will embark on his “MORE NOISE!!!!” North American Tour, which kicks off on 19th October in Portland, OR, USA and runs through the end of November, making stops at Los Angeles’ The Novo on 27th October, New York’s Terminal 5 on 18th November, and more. 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 this summer.
- “Deep end”
- “Cry with you”
- “I can’t look at you”
- “When i’m around”
- “Sex & cigarettes”
- “Don’t come over, i’m an a*****e”
- “No one hates you (like i do)”
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 in mainstream music. Since emerging in 2015, he has amassed a staggering 5.3 billion global streams and sold 3 million albums.
Listen To Crusher Here.