24 year-old New York City singer/songwriter Jillette Johnson who released her Wind-up Records debut album, Water in a Whale, on June 25, 2013 has been named by Elle Magazine as one of ten under the radar albums you should have listened to in 2013.
2013 was a break out year for Jillette and 2014 will further her trajectory as she gets ready to release her anthemic single “Torpedo.” She closed 2013 with a performance of the song on Rachael Ray. Jillette has received numerous accolades for her powerhouse vocals, live performances and debut album. She’s “…one of our favorite new artists…” says VH1 who featured “Torpedo” prominently in the season finale of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”; Jillette performed the song on Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan, ABC Family’s “The Vineyard” featured the song as well. Johnson is also a Fuse “Fresh Cuts” artist.
Johnson is an artist that draws you in with her depth and maturity in her songwriting, her soaring vocals and thoughtful lyrics. Each song tells a story. With the bravely vulnerable song “Cameron” Johnson explores the struggle of a transgendered friend. Perez Hilton said of it, “If Sara Bareilles – whom we love – made a gay song, it would be this! So sweet and pop and good!” “When Jillette Johnson sings, you can’t help but to stand up and listen. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter has a voice that fills the room…” said CBS News who featured Johnson in their “In Tune” series. She’s been called “…the best of what Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, and Adele have to offer. Melancholy and powerful, poetic and whimsical, her voice is a powerhouse” by The Daily Front Row, praised by Nylon Magazine “Her VOICE. Jillette can sing and she’s not afraid to let everyone know about it” and hailed by Baeble Music as the #1 artist you won’t want to miss at Bonnaroo exclaiming, “With a voice like Adele and a songwriting style akin to Fiona Apple, it’s easy to see why Jillette Johnson has so many people excited.”
In celebration of Jillette’s poignant song, “True North” fans can go to Jillettejohnson.com beginning today to share their True North with their friends. Earlier today an interactive map launched allowing fans to drop a pin on any location in the world that they identify as their “True North.” Fans can add their location, name and easily share it on Facebook and Twitter.
Jillette wrote all of the songs for Water in a Whale which was produced by Peter Zizzo(Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton) and Michael Mangini (David Byrne, Joss Stone). She played Bonnaroo and Firefly last year and has been touring throughout the United States. She recently played three sold out shows in New York City – two at Joe’s Pub and one at City Winery. She will hit the road with Wakey! Wakey! beginningFebruary 28 at Bowery Ballroom in New York.
Tour Dates With Wakey! Wakey!:
Feb 28 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Mar 04 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Mar 05 The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT (without Wakey! Wakey!)
Mar 06 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada
Mar 07 Musica Akron, OH
Mar 08 Schuba’s Chicago, IL
Mar 09 The Demo St Louis, MO
Mar 18 Last Exit Live Phoenix, AZ
Mar 19 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Mar 21 The Bootleg Bar Los Angeles, CA
Mar 22 Brick & Mortar Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Mar 24 Barboza Seattle, WA
Mar 25 The Media Lounge Vancouver, Canada
Mar 26 The Doug Fir Portland, OR
Mar 28 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 29 The Walnut Room Denver, CO
Mar 30 The Slowdown Jr Omaha, NE
Apr 01 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, MN
Apr 02 The Frequency Madison, WI
Apr 03 Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN
Apr 04 The Rumba Columbus, OH
Apr 05 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
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