Big Loud Records breakout talent Jillian Jacqueline has only just released her debut EP, SIDE A, but the singer-songwriter is already serving up another taste of her striking confessional style with the video for “Sugar and Salt.”
The bare-bones clip shines a light on Jacqueline’s raw, heart on her sleeve song craft. It features nothing more than Jacqueline, her retro style, and an electric guitar, bringing her bittersweet ballad of long-lasting love to life in a single take.
“Sugar And Salt” is one of nine standout tracks included on Side A, with details of a full-length album coming soon.
“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 exclusively to Billboard. “‘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.”
Released on September 22, SIDE A follows the successful launch of four vibey tracks and videos this summer. Jacqueline’s unflinching breakup anthem, “Reasons,” has already been streamed over 11 million times on Spotify alone, and each of the other three – “Hate Me,” “Bleachers,” and “God Bless This Mess” – have topped 1 million plays.
Last week was filled with more big-time shows in London, England during the buzz-worthy Country Music Week, and now she’ll return stateside to close out the year with concerts in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.