New England based Singer/Songwriter Brian Jarvis has toured the US with Carly Simon, collaborator Brendan James, and with chart-topping artists Andy Grammar ("Keep Your Head Up") and Rachel Platten("Fight Song").
Jarvis has had a unique journey to the release of this second single ‘S tay Young’ that will be featured on his new EP in 2019. Back in 2012, Jarvis embarked on his first of many national tours supporting his debut record ‘Beautifully Broken’. The record was inspired by the sudden passing of his father, and debuted in the top 50 on the iTunes rock chart.
Brian then spent three years supporting major artists and playing major festivals to build his name. After crisscrossing the country multiple times with acts like; Brendan James, Vertical Horizon and Rachel Platten it was time for Brian to settle down and dive into recording his follow-up record, which he found quite a challenge as a lot had changed over the years on the road.
Personally, Brian was entering into a new chapter of his musical career that was interrupted by various personal changes. “After my father passed I was in denial,” said Jarvis. “ I had become someone I was not proud of and It hurt my personal life and my music.”
In 2017, Brian decided to scrap the entire EP, and while on the road and touring with other artists he started writing, again, for the same reasons he did when he was just a kid. “I needed to express my struggles with personal demons,” Jarvis explained.
In 2017, “World on Fire” was released, and put Jarvis back on track. He immediately began a two-week tour with Howie Day to promote the release and has just launched the next single, ‘Stay Young’.
“Stay Young was born from the reverence of how we look and feel at youth,”, said Jarvis. “We try to grasp onto our youth when we are older, but yet, are so quick to grow up.
“The song dives into the notion that it’s ok to enjoy the beauty of youth and its innocence,” Jarvis explained. “The line “She ran into that river wild wearing no apologies” speaks to the fearlessness we have as kids- to run off into the world with our arms open to whatever it brings. How that time passes so quickly and how it must feel for a parent to watch your kids navigate the process is the essence of growing older. “
The new EP slated for a 2019 release will feature “Stay Young” along with “I’m Your Man”, co-written with New England native Stephen Kellogg.