It's 9.30am in a cozy recording studio in the south Glasgow
district of Crosshill, and Paisley-born singer-songwriter Jill
Jackson is standing at the mic singing one of her new songs, Over
and Done. While she plays, the rest of us relax on the couch with
coffee while photographer Kris Kesiak snaps away and two friendly
cats wind their way around the room, climbing into bags and
shedding hair onto camera lenses. It's hard work, but someone's got
to do it.
Recently returned from a tour of the US, Jackson's now back in
the studio to record a new album, Getaway Driver. "The title track
is about a bank robbery," she explains, "and that song itself is
very cool and very commercial sounding. The album's going to be
quite stripped back, with some songs having a kinda rootsy,
alternative country-ish sound, an Americana vibe. There are a
couple of songs that are almost blue-grassy, in a kind of quirky
way, and there are others that are more radio-friendly, but still
keeping the sound that I really want, a very kind of organic sound.
I'm really excited about it."
Read the rest and check out the exclusive photos in the
December issue of DIVA!
WORDS EDEN CARTER WOOD
PHOTOGRAPHY KRIS KESIAK
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