Jillette Johnson Performs on RACHEL RAY Today
24 year-old New York City singer/songwriter Jillette Johnson who released her Wind-up Records debut album, Water in a Whale, on June 25, 2013 will perform her song, "Torpedo" on Rachael Ray today, December 5. 2013 has been a breakthrough year for Johnson who's received numerous accolades for her powerhouse vocals, live performances and debut album. She's "...one of our favorite new artists..." saysVH1 who featured "Torpedo" prominently in the season finale of "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta"; Jillette performed the song on Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan, ABC Family's"The Vineyard" featured the song as well. Johnson is also a Fuse "Fresh Cuts" artist.
Johnson is an artist that draws you in with her depth and maturity in her songwriting, her soaring vocals and thoughtful lyrics. Each song tells a story. With the bravely vulnerable song"Cameron" Johnson explores the struggle of a transgendered friend. Perez Hilton said of it, "If Sara Bareilles - whom we love - made a gay song, it would be this! So sweet and pop and good!" "When Jillette Johnson sings, you can't help but to stand up and listen. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter has a voice that fills the room..." said CBS News who featured Johnson in their "In Tune" series. She's been called "...the best of what Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, and Adelehave to offer. Melancholy and powerful, poetic and whimsical, her voice is a powerhouse" by The Daily Front Row, praised by Nylon Magazine "Her VOICE. Jillette can sing and she's not afraid to let everyone know about it" and hailed by Baeble Music as the #1 artist you won't want to miss at Bonnaroo exclaiming, "With a voice like Adele and a songwriting style akin to Fiona Apple, it's easy to see why Jillette Johnson has so many people excited."
Johnson wrote all of the songs for Water in a Whale which was produced by Peter Zizzo (Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton) and Michael Mangini (David Byrne, Joss Stone). Jillette Johnson played Bonnaroo and Firefly this past summer and has been touring throughout the United States. She recently played three sold out shows in New York City - two at Joe's Pub and one at City Winery. She only has a handful of dates left on her tour this year so if you cannot make it to one of those, you can see her perform an exclusive live-streamed Stageit showon December 17 at 8:00 pm EST from her home studio and will also do a live Q&A with fans.