On her newest solo record, The War Inside , Jill Andrews shines a light on her own struggles and successes, tying the songs together with a new sound that mixes her folk background with a wider set of influences. “When I set out to make this album," she explains, "I wanted it to feel like me -- but me moving, me progressing. I wanted to stretch my legs a bit. My producer, Will Sayles, and I spent a lot of time in the studio experimenting with different sounds and different feels to really bring the songs to life."
The War Inside reaches into the pop and indie rock world, while still tipping its hat to Andrews' Appalachian roots. Longtime friend Seth Avett even makes an appearance, singing a duet with Andrews on "I'm so in Love with You." These songs feel present, and they're delivered the way Andrews always delivers them: with raw emotion that is as real to her as it is to the listener.
While working on The War Inside , Andrews signed a publishing deal and began landing songs in multiple TV shows and movies, including Grey's Anatomy , The Good Wife, Nashville, American Idol, Hart of Dixie, and Me, Him, Her (2015) , among others, including the theme song to SyFy's Wynonna Earp . One of her songs, “Joy Parade,” also appeared on The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 2, a TV soundtrack that rose to number 13 on the Billboard 200.
Since releasing The War Inside , Andrews has remained busy touring and writing, opening shows for acts such as The Avett Brothers, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Sean Watkins, and Mandolin Orange, as well as headlining her own shows throughout the country. Collaborations with friends like Langhorne Slim and Peter Groenwald have led to the digital release of a handful of duet singles. These songs feel present, and they're delivered the way Andrews always delivers them: with raw emotion that is as real to her as it is to the listener.