Track Premiere: Jeremy Nail “Behind The Headlights”

Americana UK are proud to share the title track of Jeremy Nail’s new – and fifth –  album, which is released today.  It sees the Austin based musician moving forward in the topics he wants to discuss through song.  Having acknowledged on 2016’s Alejandro Escovedo produced ‘My Mountain’ what can only be described with monumental understatements as “setbacks” – namely his cancer diagnosis in 2012, which eventually led to the amputation of his left leg, Jeremy Nail is no longer interested in talking about cancer.  It is no longer a defining factor in his life.   The album ‘Behind the Headlights‘ is far more about living in the now, moving forward into a new future and coming to terms with past mistakes, as Nail says “Some people say they’ve lived a life with no regrets, which seems like an impossible standard to me.

The song ‘Behind the Headlights‘ has a richly layered production and chronicles the idea that connection, the idea of being fully seen without judgment, can help lessen some of our internal struggles.  Jeremy told Americana UK that: “Failure and success are such prevalent ideas that keep us in constant judgement. This song is about that internal struggle that somehow lifts when you connect with another person you can relate to.”

Mental health issues have long been a concern for Jeremy Nail – way back in 2015 he contributed a cover of Gram Parsons’ ‘She‘ to a ‘Friends of SIMS’ compilation, benefiting the Austin-based SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health and substance use recovery services and supports for musicians, music industry professionals, and their dependents.


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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