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Love Song? You Bet!

Front Cover The Moment

So I’m known for my angry, confrontational, “you-don’t-love-me,” “you-are-a-jerk” original songs. People who know me personally are often shocked I write so many of these songs because I am very happy, well-adjusted, and cheerful.

I have performed and recorded covers of many love songs, but I’ve never written one. Frankly, I have tried REALLY hard to write a love song, but never could get words to work out the way I liked. That changed a few months ago…NOT because I am dating someone I love!

I’ve never had to deliver a song on a topic before, but a last semester class required I do just that. Plus, I was assigned a co-writer, Justin Jensen. Musically, our styles complimented each other and we were able to knock out a beautiful love song, “The Moment,” which just landed on iTunes® today. It’s a duet and features Justin on voice and piano.

My next point. I learned I could write on demand with the right co-writer. This is liberating because I have overcome the “I-can-only-write-songs-about-what-I’m-feeling-right-now” writer’s block.

So who knows? Now that I’ve made this break-through, it may even spill over into my cover art, which has never shown me smiling on the four albums and two singles I have released thus far. Maybe you’ll see a demure grin on the next cover! Maybe!

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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