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May 5, 2011

Jeremy Lister follows ‘Sing-Off’ success with new album

The Tennessean

On a 2010 flight to Los Angeles, where he was to start competing on the NBC reality show The Sing-Off, a realization hit Jeremy Lister hard and fast.

If his new a cappella group Street Corner Symphony was going to win over viewers, he’d have to come out of his singer-songwriter shell. He might even have to dance.

“We were used to performing with instruments in front of us, not moving around, and definitely not putting jazz hands in the air,” Lister recalls with a laugh. “You have to go, maybe, into a different personality. You get to a level where you just don’t (worry). You just go and have fun and do your thing.”

Four months after his group took a second-place finish in the show — a breakout ratings hit for the network, averaging more than 8.5 million viewers — Lister is at home, sitting on a back patio in East Nashville with friends to celebrate another momentous day. The Bed You Made, the singer-songwriter’s five-years-in-the-making album, has just been released. It shows Lister letting go of inhibitions in a very different sense, with a stark, intensely emotional pop/rock album that chronicles the end of a relationship.

“These are the last days for you and I,” he sings on the deceptively cheery sounding “Last Days.” “Sooner or later, gonna say goodbye/ We’re falling to pieces, and you know it’s time.” Read more.

Posted by acapnews at May 5, 2011 9:41 PM

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