Brad Schelden, Hollywood 12/17/2014
I was a big fan of this dude back in 2007, when he put out A Place Where We Could Go. I think that was the first year I moved back to LA. I couldn't be more happy that Jeremy put out this new album, but I still can't figure out why more people don't love him like I do. Maybe they do and I just don't know it. But I've always felt like he is a secret artist only I know about. There is a mellow new wave sort of vibe to this album, combined with an artsy sort of singing style.
Singer/songwriter Jeremy Jay returns with another brilliant album. Abandoned Apartments is full of taut, romantic groovers, while Jay's delivery is as weary and appealing as ever, falling somewhere between Morrissey and David Bowie, while his synth-and-guitar-driven music recalls early new wave like Roxy Music or The Cure, for the uninitiated. A consistently compelling and underrated songwriter.