Jillian Kohr – I’m Free – Single Review

Jillian Kohr

Jillian Kohr is an example of an artist that knows what she wants and how to get there. She started off her musical career by holding an acoustic guitar in her bluegrass-playing granddad’s lap when she was three years old. She fondly recalls making up songs and singing along with him at that age.

Fast forward to 2016: Hailing from Nashville, TN, she is working hard at her music career and has just released her new EP Free, which is a long ways from her grandfather’s lap and the bluegrass days of Pennsylvania. Produced by top session drummer (and member of Toto) Shannon Forrest, the title track starts out with a gentle guitar prelude and the lead vocal following shortly thereafter. Quality production and songwriting makes this song easy to listen to over and over again.

Jillian Kohr

Jillian has a unique sound and I enjoy her voice, but I wish she would belt it every once in a while or show a little more range in this song. Mixed a bit low for my taste, her initial delivery of the vocal is satisfying as it fits in perfectly with the music. In my humble opinion the song would benefit greatly with a little more variety in the melody. The harmonies sound great behind the lead, but I would love to hear some more upper register here and there. I do love how she sings the word “Free-ee-ee”, similar to Alanis Morrisette or Dolores O’Riordan, and ready for pop radio and road trips!

“I feel like Free is a true mirror reflection of who I am right now, in this very moment, as an artist,” she says while describing the project. “I’m a very ‘in the moment’ kind of person.  I try not to miss anything that is going on around me and I try not to force things and just let things happen organically.  It is a very refreshing way to live and I feel like Free captures all of that.”

Jillian Kohr is a talent that is not stopping anytime soon, and if I were you I would keep your eye out for her in the near future. Request her music on any Billboard-reporting Pop and Adult Contemporary stations in your area and SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC!

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