“Barely Changed” is a great pop song full of driving beats, great hooks and meaningful, heartrending lyrics.
Jillian’s voice slides silkily around, tripping over the notes with a skill that belies her age. She sings from her heart with the grace of youth and an ancient soul.
Jillian is just starting out as a recording artist, although she grew up performing in a very musical family. You may recognize Jillian for her role as Bailey on the Disney’s hit series “Walk the Prank.” This is her second single and I have to say that I absolutely love the production on this song. It’s full of ticks and quirks and gorgeous textured sounds. It’s all a beautiful dichotomy to the soft raspy voice of Jillian Shea Spaeder. Jillian is an actress as well as a singer, but I hope she keeps singing.
I hear the influence and the beautiful sounds of Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jorja Smith and Adele in her. Jillian has extraordinary pipes but she doesn’t fall into the trap of overdoing it. She holds her own line – authentic, honest and brilliant. There’s a little Pink in here too, that warm soft tone, holding back until she can’t help but let go…so good.
I love this track. I can’t stop playing it in fact. It’s on my regular tracklist bouncing around in my car making the LA traffic bearable!!!
Mike Avenaim – Producer