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Releases First Single "Purple Hearts" 

15 February 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Singer songwriter, jeremy messersmith, announces his new album, Late Stage Capitalism, out March 9 via Glassnote Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.  The album is heralded by first single, “Purple Hearts”, available as an instant download now for those pre-ordering the album.

"Purple Hearts is a song about two people on opposite sides of a cultural divide, who are experiencing the loneliness and disconnection of modern society in the form of the worst first date of all time. For a pop tune, that concept is a giant bummer. So I went full Bacharach to lift the lyrics above the dread, and coated the song with a generous layer of 1960s orchestral schmaltz, which I find irresistibly euphoric. So much so that I even dusted off my trumpet from middle school to take a solo during the instrumental break," jeremy said of the single.

Born in Charleston, SC and raised in rural Washington, singer-songwriter jeremy messersmith began playing music in church at a young age, and like many homeschoolers, counts Sandi Patti, Carman, DC Talk and Michael W. Smith amongst his earliest musical influences. After a promising trumpeting career was tragically cut short due to braces, jeremy turned to the guitar as his instrument of choice and eventually relocated to Minneapolis to study music. A thoughtful, clever lyricist with a tender voice, jeremy crafts songs that are catchy and relatable, and span the emotional gamut from poignancy to whimsy.

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