ViolentsYou guys! I really want to share something deeply personal to me today, something from my real life that’s not ABM related, but still so special to me. A life update, of sorts!

Some of you know that a little over a year ago, Jeremy and I moved to Nashville for his music career. It wasn’t so direct as him taking a job, but it was more that we realized that his friends and connections (many of them in Nashville) were the reason he was getting so many more jobs and opportunities. And we just really wanted to be in a position to network more… in person. And the other big reason was that Jeremy was doing a series of EPs (and now a full length record) with female vocalists he collaborated with.

So, a little backstory on his project, Violents. This is a project where Jeremy writes all the songs (including the music, lyrics and melodies), and then they are performed by a singer, sometimes line by line. A lot of times the singers don’t even know the songs when they come into the session, but they bring their own vibe to each recording.

Well, a few months after we moved here (his studio wasn’t even finished!), Monica Martin was in town, and they recorded an EP together. When it was complete, she showed it to the founder of Partisan Records, and he immediately got Jeremy on the phone trying to get him to turn it into a full length record. It was seriously a whirlwind. Some of it freaked me out. I wasn’t expecting him to sign a record deal since he’s been so happy being independent for about the past ten years. But most of it has just been incredibly exciting. It’s a huge opportunity, and it’s been so fun for me to watch him living his dream!

Fast forward, the full length record is now complete, and they’ve just released their first single a few weeks ago. It has been on the Spotify Viral 50 list all week, and I’m so so proud of Jeremy and so happy for him!

I am embedding it below (along with all his other past Violents songs with various singers). The new song is the first one, “Equal Powers”.

Equal Powers


The record will be coming out later this spring. I cannot wait for you to hear it!

Have a great weekend! Elsie

  • Nashville is so lucky to have you two as residents now! Really excited for the both of you. Can’t wait to hear the full-length record!

  • Congrats! I have it on my playlist this week. Loving every song.

  • I checked it out based on this post and I LOVE the song, and the rest of the Violents tracks too. Really really great. Thank you for sharing!

  • This is awesome and wonderful! I just used Shazam for a song the other day and it was Violents, I had no idea that it was Jeremy. How neat! Congrats!

  • I CANNOT stop listening to this album. Well done! It’s so cool to see the evolution of a creative process someone has obviously been on for a very long time. It’s encouraging as I work on my own projects to see the fruit of things which have been literally years in the making. Keep going!

  • Wow, amazing! Also, really love the concept behind it. Definitely going to keep my eyes on this. Xx

  • How exciting – congratulations to Jeremy!! Can’t wait to listen. 🙂

  • So cool! I’ve actually been a fan of his music for a while (I looooove “Where Are We Now”) and think its so awesome that he’s getting more recognition for his talent. Congrats!

  • OMG! I saved it to my Spotify play list without knowing it was Jeremy! How absolutely thrilling for the both of you – I LOVE it!

  • It’s great that both you and Jeremy are able to follow your dreams together!

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!! This is such a wonderful accomplishment and I can’t wait for it to come out officially!

    Lena –

  • Sooooo gooooood! Thanks for sharing, I was really into it when you shared it with us last time!

  • Love the music! Congrats to you & Jeremy. I have been reading the blog for a long time. I moved from Nashville to KC around the same time you moved to Nashville so I enjoy your posts even a bit more now that I am home sick. Kind of a wild coincidence — I am so glad things are working out for you both in Nashville 🙂

  • Congratulations Elsie! That is so exciting!!! Loved the little teaser! Can’t wait to hear the whole thing! Waahoooo!!!!!

    xo, Heather

  • Yay! This is truly exciting Elsie and I’m very happy for you and Jeremy. He’s quite talented as are the vocalists he collaborates with! Thank you for sharing your good new and sweet new music with us! ✨

  • This is beautiful. I would play this around the house all day. Congratulations!

  • Good stuff, congrats! I love hearing new collabs with Monica as I’ve been following and listening to Phox and was planning to see them in February. Excited to hear more!

  • I had to tell you, after reading this post this morning I put on and have been listening to all of Violents on repeat all day at the shop I work at. It’s the perfect chill music! Congrats Jeremy and all the talent he has worked with to create such beautiful music!!

  • This song is amazing! I’ve been a fan of Jeremy’s music since you used to share his projects years ago on the blog. He’s incredibly talented! I’m loving this new music!

  • Wow! That’s awesome! I clicked on this right away through my reader because I recognized Monica immediately. I am a huge fan of Phox and saw them live a couple years ago. I’m sad that band isn’t together anymore, but so excited that she’s collaborating with your husband! Looking forward to the record! Congrats!

  • This is so so awesome and also so so Nashville. Congrats to you both =)

  • (Jeremy here) I saw the word “Violent” as the title of a movie on a poster, and was struck with how the word stands in stark contrast with itself. The sound that the word makes is beautiful, almost like the word “violet”- a flower. The letters themselves look very elegant when printed. Yet by it’s own definition, the word is brutal, and somewhat savage. I thought this contrast was interesting.

  • Wow, that is wonderful news! Congrats to Jeremy! 🙂 Evergreens was one of my most played songs on Spotify last year, I absolutely love it! Will definitely buy the record when it goes on sale. Thanks for sharing Elsie xx

  • This is so great! I’ve been loving all the Violents eps and am so stoked to hear about the spring release! Powerhouse couple!!


  • So exciting! I’ve been a fan since the first EP and have been listening to Equal Powers non-stop! Can’t wait for more!

  • Wow that’s fantastic! So exciting. Thanks for sharing updates like these with us!

  • Congratulations to Jeremy! These songs are so beautiful and interesting. I am curious: why does he perform under the name “Violents” ?

  • It’s soooo good! I added “Equal Power” to my VIBES playlist and can’t wait to listen to it while I’m working on creative stuff. Congratulations Jeremy! Jessika /

  • “Blush” was on the Spotify Discover Weekly playlist, and I liked it, later realizing it was by Violents aka Jeremy. I literally just got done listening to the Spotify library for Violents, then I stumbled onto this post. 😀 Congrats to Jeremy and Monica!

  • Wow!! How exciting! Congratulations Jeremy! Thanks for sharing. Hope you two have a great weekend:)

  • Congratulations to Jeremy (and you)!! 🙂

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  • I am thrilled for him! And for the upcoming album! I have been a fan for a while now and have been itching for MORE! Congratulations to Jeremy and all his hard work! Y’all are an incredible example of marriage and ever so inspiring.

  • Wow, what an amazing accomplishment for you guys! Dreams are coming true and life is amazing. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • ELSIE! That is so totally amazing! I LOVE the song! It’s just wonderful to see how things are working out for you guys in Nashville!!!

  • Dang, this is some good music. Listening now and I already know this is going to become a new go-to album to listen to. I love the chill vibe. Congrats Jeremy! Elsie, you must be so crazy proud!

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