Monday, February 10, 2020

Jillian Lake • Oliver • 2020


Vancouver indie artist, Jillian Lake, mixes velvet sounds and big feelings to transport you into her world of sweet sorrow in a way that will make you want to take your broken heart out dancing. Feelings transposed onto paper and into music, movements, and visuals - her complex collage of sound with moody folk undertones can be compared to indie female powerhouses like Feist, Maggie Rogers, and Phoebe Bridgers. Following her first self-recorded E.P. 'Honey' that embodies all the feelings of love and loss through hushed electronics, swooning dream-pop and ethereal ambiance, she connected with musician and producer, Jordan Klassen, for her follow up full length record. Klassen brought in his cinematic and syncopated style to her stripped-down singer-songwriter form. Together they created an album that combines her raw poetry and instinct for melodies with his expertise in song structure and instrumentation.



"Oliver" is a break up anthem that encompasses all the mixed bag of feelings that may come after a love loss. Think sad girl singing her heart out to a karaoke track, playing with the contrast of the wrong emotions coming out at the most unfitting of times. There's something about a broken heart prancing around a bar that can be so beautifully devastating. 

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