On Friday, singer/songwriter Jillian Edwards released her new EP, “Meadow.”
A press release said “The project gives the singer/songwriter the opportunity to once again wear her heart on her sleeve. With music ready-made for rest, solitude and comfort, Edwards invites listeners into a state of abiding on her new project, which is timely for the season the world currently facing.”
“I’ve always felt like God has given me a clear vision that music is what I’m made to do,” Edwards said. “I want to provide healing, and that for me comes in beauty. So that’s the heart of these songs. I really want them to be medicine for hurting people, and that’s everyone.”
On the album, Edwards co-wrote with David Leonard, Jonathan Smith, Peter Groenwald, Josh Bronleewe, Tony Wood and Jessie Early. The EP was produced by Lucas Morton (Jill Andrews, Hush Kids) and executive-produced by five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman (her father-in-law). Later this month, she will be sending her first single, "Trusted," to Christian radio.
For more than a decade, Edwards has consistently written and recorded music through the lens of faith, even when she’s crafting songs about love and relationships or writing songs specifically for film and television. The latter has seen Edwards’ songs featured in television episodes of “Nashville,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and on commercials for Citibank among other high-profile brands. In addition, a collaboration with EDM DJ Thomas Gold resulted in a surprise hit for the singer/songwriter with “Magic,” on which she is credited as a co-writer and featured vocalist.
Her previous collection of original material, 2014’s “Daydream,” topped iTunes’ singer/songwriter chart and landed at No. 6 on Billboard’s new artist chart. In 2016, she released “COVERS,” putting her creative stamp on 10 reimagined versions of some of her favorite songs written by other artists.