Delicate. Raw. Unapologetic. South African born singer-songwriter Jeri Silverman crafts soul-stirring melodies with a percussive folk pop edge. Trading Cape Town’s mountains and seas for the skyscrapers of New York City, the concrete sidewalks provided a fertile ground for self-discovery and allowed her innate songwriting talent to flourish. ‘I Wonder’ is the first single off Jeri Silverman’s debut album ‘Dear Life’ which is out now from http://smarturl.it/JeriSilverman2018.
“These songs represent parts of my journey in New York, and it’s really exciting to have them all speak for themselves. ‘Green’ speaks to trusting your intuition, even when you don’t know exactly where you’re going and ‘If I could’ is a very personal expression of feeling stuck within a relationship and needing to make a decision,” comments Silverman.
‘Dear Life’ is an album about finding your way. It’s an ode to getting stuck in uncomfortable places, a yearning to fly, and a fight to discover the fire within.
The album is the follow-up to Silverman’s debut EP ‘Leaflike’ and unleashes a bolder, more expressive tone that builds on the blend between live acoustic guitar and electronic soundscapes. With influences from artists such as Ani DiFranco, Bjork, Ben Howard and Fleetwood Mac, the album is a collection of songs that explore the interplay between the darkness and light.
Testing the waters by busking NYC’s streets and playing open mics, Jeri was encouraged by her audience’s enthusiastic response and gained the courage to take her songs to the city’s stages and studios. Honing her craft at famous venues like The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall, she penned and perfected the songs that would become her debut EP ‘Leaflike’, released in 2014. Praised as "a minor masterpiece in miniature" (indiemunity), ‘Leaflike’ received airplay across 111 stations in the US and paved the way for return appearances in South Africa, as well as opportunities to contribute her songwriting to numerous films, documentaries and international commercials.
‘Jeri Silverman – Dear Life’ Track listing:
1. Good Life
2. I Wonder
3. Bend to the Cold
4. Fighting For
5. If I Could
7. Waiting Game
9. Lipstick Coffee
11. Let You Go