JILLIAN JACQUELINE’s debut single “Reasons” colorfully came to life Friday (1/12), with the official music video making its world premiere on Refinery29 as part of the platform’s “The Drop” series which shines a spotlight on women artists. The video is now also available across Vevo, and will go into rotation on CMT Wednesday (1/17).
“I wanted the video to be an extension of the song and also give new life to it and make it feel a little bit tongue-in-cheek and like we’re playing with it a little bit,” she tells Refinery29 exclusively. “Because in hindsight, looking at it now, I realize there can be a sense of humor in realizing that you’re tiptoeing around the truth with someone and turning into roommates.”
Directed by Patrick Tracy and Jacqueline, the video features vintage-hued vignettes playing out the narrative of the raw, relatable lyrics. Starring as herself in the clip, the up-and-coming artist stuns in her signature retro style.
Watch “Reasons” now on Refinery29.com.
This Monday (1/15) Jacqueline will make her late night television debut, performing “Reasons” on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Written by Jacqueline, Tofer Brown and Sarah Buxton, the melodic confession will make its way to Country radio airwaves on January 22.
Starting the year on a high note in Park City, UT at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Jacqueline will be part of the special “CMA Songwriters Series” lineup at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Beginning next month she will join fellow rising Country star Jordan Davis on the WHITE WINE AND WHISKEY TOUR. Kicking off February 2 in West Peoria, IL, she will accompany Davis for nearly a dozen shows before hitting the road with both Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge in April.
Quickly becoming one of Nashville’s most exciting new acts, Jacqueline has been named the first-ever Country artist on Vevo’s prestigious dscvr Artists To Watch list. The bold songstress has been recognized by CMT as one of the network’s Next Women of Country and Listen Up “18 for 2018,” while also earning acclaim from Pandora, Amazon Music, Rolling Stone, AXS and countless others on their respective rundowns of emerging talent.
About Jillian Jacqueline: Big Loud Records’ Jillian Jacqueline is taking the music scene by storm with her effortlessly raw vocals and new-school, no-holds-barred storytelling. The bold up-and-comer has already intrigued Country fans and media alike with her 9-song EP, SIDE A, featuring debut single “Reasons.” The honest break-up anthem rocketed into Spotify’s Viral 50 USA list while gathering a striking 12 million streams on this platform alone. Named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” and praised by American Songwriter as “catchy and radio-ready as hell,“ Jacqueline is the first Country artist to make Vevo’s elite dscvr Artists To Watch list while also earning spots on Pandora’s Country Artists To Watch 2018 and CMT’s coveted Next Women of Country list as well as the network’s tastemaking “18 for 2018” rundown of emerging artists. The “dazzling chanteuse-wordsmith” (Rolling Stone) has been invited to co-write with some of the biggest hitmakers in Music City, including Craig Wiseman, Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Lori McKenna and more. In 2018 she will serve as a special guest on Jordan Davis’ WHITE WINE AND WHISKEY TOUR, Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR and Brett Eldredge’s THE LONG WAY TOUR after spending 2017 opening shows for Dwight Yoakam, Ryan Adams and Billy Currington. A native of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, she was road-mentored by Country icon Kenny Rogers and has written and recorded alongside legends like Vince Gill and Richard Marx. For more information, visit www.jillianjacqueline.comhttps://www.countryschatter.com/2018/01/jillian-jacqueline-brings-debut-single-reasons-to-life-with-official-music-video/New ArtistsNew ReleasesPress ReleaseVideosCMT,Jilliam Jacqueline,Jordan Davis,NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers,Reasons,Refinery29,sarah buxton,Tofer Brown,Twitter,vevo,White Wine and Whiskey tour