“In the spirit of equal growth and decay.”
I have shared a demo track from this album To Begin on my blog and it got me super interested in this music project from Jeb based in Chicago, Illinois. I have been captivated by their music and when I received two more songs from this album I was certain I would need to feature the full album when it will be out. The time has come and a beautiful indie folk album is out. It is another masterpiece I am sharing on this blog. I have been enjoying the album from the first track to the last. No Lonesome are making beautiful music that we can easily get connected to.
Jeb are not yet discovered and it is kinda pity this is not released on a cassette or some other physical format. Maybe some labels reading this post should reach out to them and release this beautiful indie lo-fi folk album on a cassette.
Here is a picture of Jeb:
After listening to the album I am wondering if you will be into it as much as I am. I have been sharing quite a lot of indie folk music and I am really happy to broaden my horizons in this genre even in the USA. No Lonesome is definitely an artist worth checking out and following.
I have also asked Jeb our 3 standard questions:
What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?
This is the art form that just kind of clicked from a young age. The act of creating has been a constant process for as long as I can remember. However, self doubt and moments of waning personal energy definitely get in the way. To me, No Lonesome is an act of defiance against the obstacles I place in front of myself. And as the name implies, No Lonesome is a reminder of the innate community we share in the world. So I guess what I’m saying is that I’m inspired by the sake of the art and forming connections.
What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?
Similar to what I was talking about before, I think the biggest challenges I face are the barriers I place in front of myself. Not to say that there aren’t heaps of obstacles created by the nature of making music a business. But I think with my artistic process or whatever you want to call it, the first thing standing in my way is myself. So I do my best to stay out of my own way, and ride that line between over-intellectualizing and just doing what feels intuitively good.
What would you dream to do if anything was possible?
I dream to have enough resources so that my community and beyond can create without limits. But also maybe that’s a bad idea! No limits? We would probably make some pretty bland shit if we had no limits. I feel like the constraints that we have now force us to create more interesting stuff. So I guess I dream of doing what I’m doing right now?