Buzzy Americana artist-to-watch Jeremie Albino has released the moving title track from his forthcoming sophomore studio album, Tears You Hide, out June 9th. PRESS HERE to listen and HERE to read American Songwriter’s “first look” piece.
“This song is probably my favorite song off the record and closest to my heart, so it just made the most sense to make it the album title,” said Jeremie Albino. “I wrote it a while back when my sister was going through some pretty serious health issues and my parents would try to hold it together, but I could see that they really struggled to keep back their tears most days. These strong figures in my life seemed as vulnerable as I was as a child, and I felt the need to take care of them and make sure they were okay. This song came to me one night as I was about to fall asleep, and it makes me think of my family every time I sing it, because they mean a whole lot to me, and I hope that anyone going through a struggle will connect with it.”
Earlier this month, Jeremie released a live performance video with his band, The Rosehall Band, for the album’s second single “You I’m Waiting On.” PRESS HERE to watch and HERE to listen to the original version. Shot and directed by longtime creative partner and collaborator Mark Klassen, the video transports viewers back in time to the historic Owl’s Club in Toronto. The old legion hall, frozen in time, serves as the ultimate backdrop and perfectly pairs Jeremie’s soulful golden sound with the memories painted on the walls. Lead single “Across the Hall,” is a testament to Albino’s visual songwriting style, telling a story of hope and longing in challenging periods. Full track listing can be found below – PRESS HERE to pre-save.
Recorded entirely live off the floor, Tears You Hide is a catalog of feelings from time passed that serves up an ode to family, resilience, and the road ahead. The deeply personal nature traverses Albino’s development as an artist and captivating songwriter. Experiences with tragedy, grief, and love tumble throughout, grounded in moments of joy and the hope it brings — a house party, a tumbleweed, tears in a mother’s eyes, an open door, a faceless angelic voice. The artist found support from the team instrumental in the production of his earlier work - The Rosehall Band, his original backing band, and Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), who co-produced his critically acclaimed debut full length. The importance of working with a supportive and collaborative community is something that he knows the value of not only in his music but also from his days as working as a farmer in Prince Edward County.
Jeremie Albino’s grainy ballads are inflected with a joyous tenor that has found him a distinct space in the world of Americana, folk, blues, and country. Re-imagining the image of the lonesome wanderer, his music is rooted in the instant when everyone in a room experiences the same moment in a multitude of different ways—embodying solitude and connection all at once. Starting out playing late night gig slots, the rising artist’s rigor has landed him a blossoming touring career. Garnering attention from the community and press alike, he’s heralded as “a true resurgence of the most authentic blues brought to life through the eyes of a modern and young, but old-soul artist” (American Songwriter) and “the next in line of emotive band leaders that project soul and directness atop a head turning sound” (Glide Magazine). With his critically acclaimed debut album, Hard Time (2019), Albino was a supporting act for JD McPherson and then St. Paul & The Broken Bones on his first round of US tours. In 2020, he accompanied Shovels & Rope on tour through the UK and Europe, later collaborating with Michael Trent who produced Albino’s EP, Past Dawn (2022). He’s also performed alongside contemporary country trail-blazers Orville Peck and Cat Clyde. The nomadic lifestyle suits him and reverberates on stage … strumming with abandon alongside an erupting vocal chorus, his magnetic spirit landed him as one of the best performers at AmericanaFest by Billboard, and he’s just getting started.
Fresh off a sold-out run of shows supporting Sierra Ferrell, Jeremie has more tour and album announcements slated for the coming weeks! Stay tuned …