Rising country star Jillian Jacqueline just released her debut album Side A on Sept. 22, but the singer has been in the industry much longer than her solo material would suggest — having been road-mentored by legend Kenny Rogers, and acted as part of the cast of his Yuletide revue Christmas From the Heart on Broadway at age nine.
Jacqueline has acquired a significant amount of experience for such a young artist, and it can easily be heard through her lyrical-storytelling and effortless vocals. Side A, produced by Tofer Brown, features Jacqueline’s lead single “Reasons,” which has already accrued more than 11 million streams on Spotify, in addition to eight other tracks. She plans to keep the momentum from her Side A debut rolling, continuing to create new music for an early 2018 followup, Side B.
Today (Oct. 9) Jacqueline shares with Billboard the video to Side A track “Sugar And Salt,” a song about love lasting through the years. “There’s something really beautiful about couples that stay together for 50 years or more, and there’s also something really bittersweet about it,” explained Jacqueline. “‘Sugar And Salt’ was my attempt at summing up how complicated the love in long-term relationships can be, when the history gets deeper but the staying together gets harder.”
In the video, Jacqueline stands alone, singing her heart out into a mic with nothing other than her sparkly guitar to back her up. Her immaculate voice is front and center in this stripped-down version, with no flashy visual effects to overshadow the obvious talent. The mood is set by the low lighting, with only one window to highlight the eclectically decorated room.
Watch the video for “Sugar And Salt” below, and check out our recent interview with the singer here.