2mile

2mile

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

An independent publisher specializing in a broad range of commercial and niche song composition. Grooving melodic themes, complimented by heavy,bluesyguitars riffs. Vocals reflecting past strife and hard fought victories. Sevendust meets Incubus meets Jack Johnson.

Biography

2Mile
Biography

2Mile is the brainchild of Oklahoma born and raised Jeremy Kerns, former member of the hard rock group Anume. Not having much influence from the “Red Dirt” musical genre, Jeremy has always been inspired by overall good quality songwriting.

Jeremy’s career as a songwriter started in 1993 with a hard rock band known as Animosity, then later when he first formed the hard rock band Burnt. After his graduation from Northeastern State University he later formed the better-known group Anume at the turn of the century. His local friends liked to jam with him and together they collaborated as hard rock musicians and later performed in his local town of Muskogee, and regionally in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

After some time as the members of Anume parted ways in 2004, Jeremy started writing again but in a more subtle way. “I will always have a deep seeded love for the heavier music but over time I’ve broadened my influences and think one’s music must broaden as well.” Jeremy states. With this being in the forefront of his creativity, he formed the band 2Mile, which was named after the crossroads of 2mile and Countyline Road outside of Fort Gibson where his grandmother lived, and his friends hung out.

Later as 2Mile developed musically and its popularity grew, the level of dedication between his vision and that of his band mates were starting to drift apart. Since 2Mile had always been Jeremy’s vision and his intention was to go solo after the disbanding of his former group, he felt it was time to forge ahead without band members. As he moved forward with his songwriting for the self-titled debut E.P., he invited his former band mates and other talented local artists join him as guests on the record.

The music is subtler than the hard rock days of his former bands, but the songwriting is at a more mature level. Songs on the EP include “I Suffer” a song about the transition from a single “party type” lifestyle to that of a responsible parent and still be relevant, “Waiting” which is about acting with indifference, to getting a reaction, to realizing all this person has gone through and pledging that even during the worst days there is always a better tomorrow. And the song “Perfect World” that is about waiting for test results for his wife Angie for cancer. Though the tests were negative, the wait was an agonizing experience.

Songwriting has always been Jeremy’s motivation, and he describes it best when he states, “my main motivation has always been to let the music or my songwriting take me to where it wanted to go. Yes, you lead it at times but you have to listen to your heart.”

Lyrics

I suffer

Written By: Jeremy Kerns, and Casey Gragg

No more words I really don't mean,
obliged to react before I came clean,
so much time I wasted before,
waiting to pick myself off the floor,
burn my degrees and rid me this lead,
these chains I've been wrapped in mistook me for dead,
once of the living and once of the life,
this is the reason I wear so much strife,
chorus
I suffer, same as always, betrayed now I know things are still the same-repeat
2nd verse
Now that I'm older my mind is much stronger,
soon to stop it can't take it much longer,
chosen my path but never understood,
I'd live my life different each day if I could,
see in my shadow the life I once claimed,
as hard as you tried things just weren't the same,
all of those years I knew I was wrong,
through all the past I knew we'd stay strong
chorus 2-repeat
bridge-
now I know that its all up to me....

waiting

Written By: Jeremy Kerns

Waiting

Pre-v1
Can’t take this all without you,
You still think this is all about you,
Don’t hold you breath today,

Verse 1
Hey there how’s it been going,
I’ve been doing fine,
tried to find so many ways to keep it off my mind,
Maybe I can come back later,
Just for now I think I hate her,
What’s happened to so many men when,
everything being lost,
Chorus
You seem to be a little sad,
I know the times been bad
We can pick it up
Verse2
In a sense, -I have found a new way to unload,
Never let the bullshit,- leave me left out in the cold

Waiting

Written By: Jeremy Kerns

Waiting

Pre-v1
Can’t take this all without you,
You still think this is all about you,
Don’t hold you breath today,

Verse 1
Hey there how’s it been going,
I’ve been doing fine,
tried to find so many ways to keep it off my mind,
Maybe I can come back later,
Just for now I think I hate her,
What’s happened to so many men when,
everything being lost,
Chorus
You seem to be a little sad,
I know the times been bad
We can pick it up
Verse2
In a sense, -I have found a new way to unload,
Never let the bullcrap,- leave me left out in the cold

Discography

Through different Eyes
Waiting
I suffer
A Perfect World
Everlasting
CD available on itunes, tunecore and amazon.com mp3, 2mileok.com, and myspacemusic

Set List

Through Different Eyes
I Suffer
Everlasting
Feel
Reflections
Waiting
Conflict
Falling Apart
Living Life
A Perfect World
3 unnamed songs- to be released within next month
down dreams
Many covers ranging from eric clapton, sara mclaughlin,stone sour, cranberries, allison kraus, lynrd skynrd and much more!