Jeremy Loops newest track and video "This Town", from his upcoming EP, Souvenirs features Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Jeremy is a self-taught artist and his music is filled with sunshine-soaked melodies, a love for surfing and constant Bob Dylan-esque experimentation.
When he’s not writing or singing, Jeremy finds inspiration in environmentally leaning work, such as his co-founded eco-initiative, Greenpop
Speaking about the EP and "This Town", Jeremy says “We had this huge plan for 2020 to drop an album and tour, but yeah, plans don’t exactly survive pandemics. So instead, I asked myself if I could pick anybody in the world to write with, who would that be? And if I could write any kinds of songs, even ones that wouldn’t traditionally make it onto an album, what would those be? This wonderful collection of songs on Souvenirs and being bold enough to reach out to LSBM is a result of asking those questions in an otherwise strange time.”
I caught up with Jeremy last week.
The new decade means:
Fame is about:
Easy access to people with influence.
Retirement will happen when:
Hmm. Who knows? When I bored?
Jeremy Loops - Photo by Alexa-Sedge - Image: Supplied
I don't do:
I don’t do ‘I don’t dos. Try everything once.
My music is about:
My take on life and all that comes with it.
I would love to co-write with:
There’s a guy named Billy Raffoul who’s recently caught my ear.
Where do you go for inspiration to create?
River getaway about four hours outside Cape Town.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?
The song you must do in every show:
"Down South". There would be riots without it.
Any funny moments on stage?
Too many to count.
My dad, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Andrew Bird.
My style icon:
I’m making it up as I go, to be honest.
Which living person do you admire most and why?
Probably my parents. My siblings and I are decent people doing okay in life and our family is very close. I think raising a close-knit family is admirable.
What is your most treasured possession?
Tough question. I don’t treasure possessions, but it’s practical to own a house, right?