Jill Andrews – Cloud Chaser: Local Artist of the Week

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“Cloud Chaser” is the latest single from beloved Nashville singer-songwriter Jill Andrews. Following the 2020 double release of her third record Thirties and its accompanying book Thirties: The Album in Portrait and Prose, “Cloud Chaser” arrived alongside “Walking Wounded” via Vulture Vulture and Tone Tree earlier this March. Fans may recognize the song from the soundtrack to Grey’s Anatomy’s season sixteen finale, “Put On a Happy Face,” which aired last April. Almost a full year later, “Cloud Chaser” is now available on streaming platforms and we’ll be playing it all week as we feature Jill Andrews as our Local Artist of the Week.

In addition to Grey’s Anatomy, Andrews’ music has been featured on big-name television shows including Nashville, American Idol, and Wynona Earp. She launched her career as a founding member of alt-country group The Everybodyfields, which quickly became a local favorite. Shortly after they split, Andrews first undertook her solo career in 2009 and has released three LPs since. 2018 saw her team up with Peter Groenwald to form the duo Hush Kids, which has put out one self-titled full-length album to date. And to round out this long list of accomplishments, she has performed alongside The Avett Brothers, Willie Nelson, and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. 

It’s no surprise then that Andrews is considered a local star. Her indie-folk style has a distinctly Nashville flair to its sound, which can be heard even on the pop-influenced “Cloud Chaser.” Written in collaboration with Jeremy Lutito, the song is a kind of manifestation for Andrews, who explained on Twitter that the track is about the kind of person she hopes to one day become. As her haunting vocals confidently reiterate this sentiment, it’s hard not to start believing it for yourself.

I notice what I want, I notice where I want to go and who I want to be

I want to be

I’m a cloud, cloud chaser

You can’t, you can’t bring me, bring me down

We’ll be playing “Cloud Chaser” throughout the week as we feature Jill Andrews as our Local Artist of the Week thanks to Frothy Monkey. Catch it live on-air at 100.1FM on your dial or streaming live at lightning100.com

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