Ellenwood-EP introduced Jillian Shea last year when she released “Story”, her first single which combined Taylor Swift-style pop and heavy electronic future bass in an interesting twist on indie electro pop. This year Shea is back with her second single and she’s sinking her teeth into more complex sound with “Barely Changed.”
The somewhat lighter beat structure in “Barely Changed” is of the trap persuasion rather than the full future bass of “Story” and the synths are very ravey. The more emotive vocals see the former Disney star exploring both her vocal range and her songwriting/composing chops, showing a lot of maturity and great potential. Said lyrics fit right in with the beats to combine tones and make a really complex track.
Whether you’re looking at Jillian Shea from a pop or an indie/electro perspective, she’s definitely an artist to keep an eye on as she develops her sound. With such high-quality music at the beginning of her solo career, she’s certainly starting with good footing to take her in any musical direction she wishes.
“Barely Changed” is out now and can be streamed on Spotify.