Published Apr 10, 2015Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Bass is set to release his latest LP Winter Bare next week, but before it officially lands, Exclaim! has got the premiere of the album's title track.
Winter Bare is the first of two records that Bass will deliver this year, and the music on it was inspired by falling in love again for the first time after a devastating divorce.
"I thought that feeling was dead in me for a long time," he said in a statement about the new record. "But then suddenly, without looking for it, it reappeared when I least expected it."
"I was drinking, I had run out of money, I was nearly unemployed, and certainly unemployable," he continues. "But, I had a fireplace and my guitars. By the end of the winter, he had a set of songs that wove their way through loneliness, despair and near-insanity, to love and longing, and ultimately hope."
That hope can be heard shining through on the soft, piano and acoustic guitar-driven title track. Female vocal harmonies, mandolin and peppy percussion add some extra brightness throughout the tune.
Winter Bare arrives on April 14, but you can listen to the titular tune in the player below, right now.