Nashville singer-songwriter Jill Andrews has shared her new single Better Life which features on upcoming album Modern Age.

The new album Modern Age will be released on 1 August ahead of a run of UK dates including Manchester gig at Band on the Wall and Liverpool show at Liverpool Philharmonic.

The new single Better Life was the track which inspired the album, finding Jill Andrews grieving the loss of a ‘golden-haired beauty queen’ to addition and yearning for another path.  “I travelled back to my hometown in East Tennessee after hearing the news of a childhood friend who had passed away after a long battle with addiction,” explained Jill Andrews.  “While I was there, I swung by our old neighbourhood. I drove by her house and walked to the bus stop where we used to stand on all of those cold, dark mornings together. I had known her since second grade. She was with me at the AMC Theater when I saw Titanic for the first time, crying into the same box of popcorn. She was with me when I smoked my first cigarette (one of her Grandmother’s Benson and Hedge’s 100’s that she had sneakily lifted from some mystery drawer). She was with me the day that I decided to see if the fire extinguisher worked on the school bus and promptly sprayed white foam all over my friend’s and new found enemies’ heads. It turns out it worked very well. Standing there as an adult, at the bus stop, I was struck by how close we had lived to each other. If I turned left, I could see my house, and if I turned right, I could see hers. It was startling how different our lives were, even back then. And how our paths grew further and further apart as we got older. So far apart that we really didn’t recognize each other anymore.”

Modern Age promises a nostalgic view of simpler times, whilst reflecting on how far we’ve all come.  The ten track album was produced by Lucas Morton with a soundscape drawing in the anthemic, dream pop, ethereal synths, acoustics and rich vocals.

When does Jill Andrews headline at Manchester’s Band on the Wall?

Jill Andrews headlines at Band on the Wall Manchester on 2 October 2023.  She will headline at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on 8 October.  The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of nine UK and Ireland dates she has announced:
29 September   –   Derry, St Augustine’s Church (supporting Matt Deighton)
30 September   –   Belfast, Black Box
2 October   –   Manchester, Band on the Wall
3 October   –   Cardiff, Acapela
4 October   –   London, Green Note
5 October   –   Southampton, The 1865
6 October   –   Bandor, Blue Sky Cafe
7 October   –   Glasgow, Classic Grand Social Lounge
8 October   –   Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic

image of Jill Andrews courtesy Fairlight Hubbard