(MediaQuire) Wind-up Records New York recording artist Jillette Johnson will perform with Teitur on Sunday, January 13 at Littlefield in Brooklyn. Jillette is on tour in support of her recently released, smoldering debut EP, Whiskey & Frosting.
With influences like Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Carole King, this 5-song EP is an intimate and boldly emotional five-song collection of stately pop from a unique and unflinchingly honest artist. Johnson’s commitment to her distinct vision is thorough and uncompromising, from her willingness to explore the raw and controversial in her lyrics, to her unwillingness to give into tempting hot ticket-career opportunities. Johnson audaciously declined a high-exposure spot on the television talent show The Voice to keep her creative autonomy.
Everyone is talking about this girl! Nylon Magazine says: “Her VOICE. Jillette can sing and she’s not afraid to let everyone know about it. She rips through this song like a rock opera. It’s a little La Boheme meets Carol King in her prime.” And Amazon named Jillette one of their “Artists on the Rise.” Previous artists in this category include The Civil Wars, Elle Varner, and The Lumineers.
Whiskey & Frosting was Produced by Peter Zizzo, widely respected for developing Vanessa Carlton and Avril Lavigne, and also Michael Mangini, esteemed for his work with Joss Stone, Bruce Hornsby, and David Byrne.
Check out the EP HERE and the amazing video for her song “Pauvre Coeur” HERE.