IHEART RADIO PREMIERED VIDEO FOR “TORPEDO” YESTERDAY
24 year-old New York City singer/songwriter Jillette Johnson who released her critically acclaimed Wind-up Records debut album, Water in a Whale, on June 25, 2013 unveiled the video for “Torpedo” yesterday across all iHeart Radio Clear Channel HOT-AC station websites at 12:00pm EST.
“Torpedo” is also one of the most added songs at HOT-AC radio this week.
The video was shot at a farm in Western Massachusetts outside in freezing temperatures during a snowstorm. Said Johnson, “We shot this on a beautiful farm in upper Massachusetts in the middle of an unrelenting blizzard. Despite the looming threat of frostbite, the weather created a striking scene and we made a video full of visual drama.”
“Torpedo” has been a favorite for critics and fans alike. She performed the song on Rachael Ray late last year. She’s “…one of our favorite new artists…” says VH1 who featured “Torpedo” prominently in the season finale of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”; Johnson performed the song on Big Morning Buzz Live, 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 each note she sings; her live shows bring chills to everyone in the room. “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. All of her songs tell a story as her depth and maturity in her songwriting, her soaring vocals and thoughtful lyrics captures the listener. Critics have praised Johnson and the accolades keep coming. Water in a Whale was named by Elle Magazine as one of ten under the radar albums you should have listened to in 2013. 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!” She’s been called “…the best of what Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, and Adele have 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 last year 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.”
Jillette 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). She has been touring throughout the United States since the album release and will continue to tour throughout the year.
Tour Dates (More Dates Will be Announced Soon):
Sat 4/26/2014 – North Star – Philadelphia, PA
Sat 5/3/2014 – Sunfest – West Palm Beach, FL
Tue 5/6/2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA – w/O.A.R.
Wed 5/14/2014 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – w/O.A.R.
Thu 5/15/2014 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA – w/O.A.R.