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Named one of Kings of A&R’s “Top 8 Emerging Artists”, Jillian O is a fresh, new face in the national pop music scene.
The young singer-songwriter who’s been singing since she could talk, has been making the short trek from her home in the music hotbed of Atlanta to Music City every month or two the last few years to meet with a stellar production team headed by Keith Follesé, an esteemed American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Songwriter of the Year award honoree thanks to hits for the likes of country superstars including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Martina McBride.
The result is a debut album, “Dancing With My Eyes Closed”, that introduces Jillian O not only as a forceful singer of infectious pop tunes but a lyricist with a potent message.
A case in point is her new single “A Girl Like Me.”
“Usually I go to Nashville and bring full songs or ideas, and we fix and tweak them and then do the track,” says Jillian. “But for ‘A Girl Like Me,’ we started from scratch, with a little guitar riff that we built everything around. It’s catchy and fun, and hard for me to listen to without dancing. But what makes it important is that it says girls need to feel more self-confident and worthy and sure of themselves.”
Jillian reveals that the song comes out of personal but universal experience for teenage girls —being treated badly by a boy.
“But I’m totally over it--and got a good song out of it--so in my mind it’s a win!” she says. “As long as I get a good song out of it, we're all good.”
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