Jillette Johnson

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Jillette Johnson
Jillette Johnson - 2013 press photo.jpg
Background information
Born1990[1]
California[2]
OriginPound Ridge, NY; New York, NY[2][3]
GenresPop, singer-songwriter
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsPiano
LabelsWind-up
Websitejillettejohnson.com
 
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Jillette Johnson
Jillette Johnson - 2013 press photo.jpg
Background information
Born1990[1]
California[2]
OriginPound Ridge, NY; New York, NY[2][3]
GenresPop, singer-songwriter
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsPiano
LabelsWind-up
Websitejillettejohnson.com

Jillette Johnson (born 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and musician from New York City.[4] Johnson signed with Wind-up Records in 2012[5] and also works as a songwriter for BMI.[6] Her debut album with Wind-up, Water in a Whale, was released on June 25, 2013.[7] Johnson has garnered comparisons to Fiona Apple and Adele.[2]

History[edit]

Jillette (Hillary) grew up in New York and started playing piano and writing music before the age of 10.[2] She started playing live venues in NYC at the age of 12. Jillette auditioned for The Voice on NBC but turned down the offer to appear on the show so she could focus all of her effort toward her career and her music.[2][8][9]

Whiskey & Frosting and Water in a Whale[edit]

Jillette released her debut EP, Whiskey & Frosting, on August 14, 2012 on Wind-up Records.[10] The EP contains five tracks that were written by Jillette in her apartment over the previous year, and she claims that the track "When The Ship Goes Down" is the best track she has ever written.[2] Her debut album with Wind-up, Water in a Whale, was released June 25, 2013.[7] The title is a line from the lyrics of "True North" ("And it would only be like water in a whale/I could release it to the ocean with a mighty sound.") The album consists of the five tracks from the preview EP plus eight new tracks and a new version of "Cameron".[11][12] It was produced by Peter Zizzo and Michael Mangini.[9]

Track list[edit]

  1. Torpedo*[13]
  2. Cameron*[14][15]
  3. Flood The Ocean
  4. When The Ship Goes Down*[16]
  5. Last Bus Out
  6. Pauvre Coeur*[17][18]
  7. Peter Pan[19]
  8. Basset Hound[20]
  9. Butterfly Catcher
  10. Heathen*
  11. True North[21]
  12. Cameron (stripped)
  13. 17 (B-side)
  14. Box of Crayons (B-side)

*Previewed on Whiskey & Frosting (EP)

Philanthropy[edit]

Johnson supports the anti-bullying campaign, Hey U.G.L.Y (Hey, unique, gifted, lovable you)[22] via the Pledge Music site.[7][23][24][25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jillette Johnson sings in Boston
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sarah J. Sellers. "Jillette Johnson Talks "Whiskey & Frosting" & Being Fearless [Interview]". Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ William Beckett with Jillette Johnson
  4. ^ "Jillette Johnson - About - Facebook". Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jillette Johnson". Wind-up Records. 
  6. ^ "Jillette Johnson - Roster - BMI". BMI. 
  7. ^ a b c Jillette Johnson. "My new album - Water in a Whale!". Retrieved 2013-04-14.  OCLC 837181462
  8. ^ Ceara Maria Burns (Fall 2012). "Who am I? Jillette Johnson". PMc Magazine. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  9. ^ a b "KRIS ALLEN with guest Jillette Johnson". The Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Whiskey & Frosting EP". Retrieved 14 September 2012.  OCLC 830473051
  11. ^ Korina Lopez (June 18, 2013). "Full album stream: Jillette Johnson's Water in a Whale". USA Today. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Preorder of the debut album from Jillette Johnson, 'Water in a Whale'". Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  13. ^ "Jillette Johnson - Torpedo (Lyric Video)". 
  14. ^ "Slacker Performance: Jillette Johnson - Cameron". 
  15. ^ "Jillette Johnson - Cameron". 
  16. ^ "Slacker Performance: Jillette Johnson - "When The Ship Goes Down"". 
  17. ^ "Slacker Performance: Jillette Johnson - "Pauvre Coeur"". 
  18. ^ "Jillette Johnson - Pauvre Coeur". 
  19. ^ "Slacker Performance: Jillette Johnson - "Peter Pan"". 
  20. ^ "Slacker Performance: Jillette Johnson - Basset Hound". 
  21. ^ "Slacker Performance: Jillette Johnson - True North". 
  22. ^ "Hey U.G.L.Y (Hey, unique, gifted, lovable you)". Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  23. ^ Interview about philanthropy for "Hey Ugly" on Take Part TV's Eye Level
  24. ^ Performance of Cameron in support of "Hey Ugly" on Take Part TV's Eye Level
  25. ^ Interview with Scott Riggs of Slacker Radio, Austin, TX during SXSW April 2013