Jeremy Burk | I Hope You Find What You're Looking For

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I Hope You Find What You're Looking For

by Jeremy Burk

Edgy folk rock taking listeners on a journey with every song, telling tales of shipwrecks and lynchings, of bullets and bloodbaths, of history, and of heroism.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Clapping Song
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2. City Jobs
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3. Wayfaring Stranger
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4. Well On My Way
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5. This Has Got to End
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6. Count Your Teeth
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7. Sleep in Twos
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8. First There Was
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9. Strangest Things
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10. Halfhearted Concept
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The contrasts of the rural and urban in the Pacific Northwest can give way to expansive impressions of emotion and sound. It can be bewildering and confusing to even those who have spent their entire lives here. One can go weeks in a slump of murky disparity, socked-in by the overwhelming grey, only to be rejuvenated by a short afternoon clearing. Such is what makes the long and difficult days of toiling at the monotonous pursuit of our commissions tolerable.

The tunnels are steep and long, and they take resolute determination to navigate to the other side. The light is dim. But when it’s still understood that the light is on, and when it’s known that the shore is still out there, the only thing to do is to keep moving forward. No one will say it is easy, or that it’s fair, or free.

These songs do not whitewash these realities, to be sure. Common struggles throughout, the nature of these reoccurring contrasts offer a perspective of hope firmly grounded in the strife of now. The juxtaposition of the urban and rural sounds color the palate with this shared theme. Whether plowing the field at the old farm in Arlington or construction odds and ends in the endless gentrification of Seattle, there is money to be made.

Unfortunately, it’s not getting any easier. Those who adopt a resourceful nature will have the most luck as they lay out their course. Fatigue is a given and failure is a brutal stalemate when there is no clear road to take. Sometimes the comfort of a collective story is refreshing enough; the triumph of simple determination can be uplifting. In other cases, should the need to escape become overwhelming, there is still time to drink and dance. In any case, I hope you find what you’re looking for.


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Brad at CD Baby


Though these alt-folk/country songs often start from traditional roots, the ten tracks here quickly show their expansive intentions, layering banjo and strings over the initial acoustic guitar that begins the majority of the compositions. Each one acts as its own small journey, an idea that starts in one place, in one frame of mind, then travels to wherever the chords and the lyrics lead. Burk's voice is one of sentiment and a mildly restrained angst, an approach that echoes the dusky sounds of the guitars and percussion perfectly. These are songs of both overt pain and timid optimism, often at the same time (check out "This Has Got to End"), and the terrific production backs it all up with dark tones or bright twanging, depending on the vibe of the song. Burk's Pacific NW roots are a key part of his process, as the songs often reflect the feel of the cloud cover that blankets the twilight sky before a rain storm; that moment when you know something big is about to happen.

Kirk Withrow

Awesome album!
First let me say I have never reviewed anything I can think of before. I won't spend time offering forth my interpretation of each song but rather let me say that this album is without question one of the most played albums I own (and that's more than a few). I've had it a year and it still seems to find it's way into the stereo weekly. The lyrics, vocals, and instrumental selection/performance combine to make each song one that will creep into your soul and start a campfire right under your heart. Buy the album today, you won't regret it.