DeMeir is a product of his environment that most could not imagine. Born and raised in New Jersey, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter has an incredible ability to translate his impactful experiences into relatable tales for fans alike to enjoy. DeMeir strives to be the voice of male expression, drawing inspiration from his previous heartbreaks, relationships, and growing moments.
Last year, DeMeir unveiled his debut EP and listening experience, Player 1. The 6-track release contained a lone feature from fellow Jersey singer Yasmin, who appears on “Y.U.” Our favorites off of the project include “Roll Call” and “Risk” amongst various others.
In our recent interview with DeMeir, we spoke about his character, songwriting, and what his future looks like musically. Check it out below.
For those who aren’t aware of your music, who is DeMeir? What qualities make you stand out amongst your peers?
DeMeir is someone who regardless of changes around me, I’m still gone be myself. I think anybody who knows me for real could attest to that. Even if I’m doing something outside what I naturally or normally do I find a way to do it my own way essentially that is what makes me stand out among my peers.
In terms of songwriting, what do you draw inspiration and creativity from?
Anything, literally. Life is inspirational. I could be riding down Interstate 80 and see a burning car and think of a line or two to go with. The next thing you know, my next session is a whole track ready for that moment.
Was music always something you wanted to do as a career? If it weren’t for this, where would you be in life?
I noticed my senior year in high school that I was really in love with music. Although, I’ve always had an interest for music. I sang at church with my brother damn near every Sunday before my grandmother would get up and preach. But I’m somebody who finds joy in everything so I was a gymnastics coach, I wore the skates at Sonic, I was a salesman a couple of times in life if you catch my drift. I sold everything from cookies to cars so I honestly can’t tell you.
2020 saw the release of your debut EP, Player 1—what does that project mean to you?
It’s a big personal accomplishment for me. I’ve been working on music for me every year since 2013 just tryna get shit right enough to where I feel comfortable introducing the world to me in that aspect. So me releasing this EP is monumental in my life.
Upon listening, what do you want fans to take away from the audio experience?
I’m not good at dictating other people’s experiences. I don’t wanna say “you suppose to feel this way about this song or think this way about this track” because I feel like it’ll take away from your true experience when you listen to my shit. If you wanna say “Roll Call” made me feel like “I was abducted by aliens” then that’s what you were supposed to feel. So go for your own feelings if you asking me.
With your EP in the rearview, what’s next for you? Where do you see yourself going musically?
Of course I’m getting back in the booth, I’m working on my next project now. I don’t wanna say I’ll have something out by Valentine’s Day cause I might not keep that promise. But I’m definitely still working I want a better sounding project than this first one. So that’s what I’m striving for that’s what’s next for me. Prayerfully, I get to work with some of my favorite artists this coming year.
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