Jillette Johnson has released an acoustic version of her single “I Shouldn’t Go Anywhere,” from her acclaimed new album It’s A Beautiful Day And I Love You. Filmed during quarantine and featuring performances from Kaitlyn Raitz (cello), Ben Plotnick (violin) and Joe Pisapia (guitar), the stripped-down song is available now on all streaming platforms HERE.
“My friends Kaitlyn Raitz, Ben Plotnick, and Joe Pisapia and I recorded this alternate version of ‘I Shouldn’t Go Anywhere’ at the height of the pandemic, all from the safety of our own homes,” explains Johnson. “It felt like a beautiful way to connect with each other, and like a salve for the difficult emotions and uncertainty we as a world were experiencing.”
Jillette Johnson’s “I Shouldn’t Go Anywhere” acoustic performance was highlighted by the Nashville Scene, who said “There are fewer textures, but that leaves room for each instrument to be a little bit richer; you can hear this to especially striking effect in the bridge.” Rolling Stone called the original track “a spaced-out trip that recalls Harry Nilsson or Elton John at his most decadent,” and American Songwriter praised her musical and personal transformation showcased on the song.
Produced by Joe Pisapia, It’s A Beautiful Day And I Love You injects Jillette Johnson’s intimate, piano-written songs with irreverent lyrics, buoyant pop melodies and a shot of guitar-driven, alt-rock muscle. Her first new release in four years, the album has garnered praise from press including NPR Music, Refinery29, No Depression and UNCUT, who said “her latest uses country as a springboard into ’60s pop, ’70s rock, and Noughties indie…It’s an adventurous palette that suits her well.”
It’s A Beautiful Day And I Love You is available on limited-edition vinyl, CD and more: fanlink.to/JJBeautifulDay