You may have heard Jill Andrews in the past but you haven't heard her like this. The Knoxville, TN singer/guitarist, who spent five years touring with her band The Everybodyfields, is now preparing to release her debut solo album The Mirror, which will hit stores on June 7 on Thirty Tigers. On both the album and Andrews' 2009 self-titled EP, the musician reveals her talent for beguiling, startlingly intimate songs and showcases a dynamic, lovely voice that bolsters each track.
The album, recorded with Scott Solter (Superchunk, The Crooked Jades) in North Carolina and Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Matthew Perryman Jones) in Nashville, nudges Andrews' folksy roots into an effortless, classic-pop sensibility and keen eye for human drama. Her clear, lovely voice sounds more adventurous than ever, and on tunes like the album's title track, her words are wrapped in shimmering piano lines and a collage of background harmonies. But beneath many of the songs' bright shells lies plenty of the tough, true words that have become a hallmark of Andrews' career.
Much of the album was also aided by fan contributions via Kickstarter, which successfully raised over $13,000 to help with recording costs. You can download the disc's title track now on her website, as well as check out her EPK here: www.jillandrews.com
Andrews, who is no stranger to the road and has previously performed at Bonnaroo and The Kennedy Center, is hitting the road to premiere her new material for fans, including a stop this weekend at New York's acclaimed venue The Living Room on Sunday March 27th. Andrews will be announcing additional tour dates in the coming months and will appear at several festivals throughout the summer.