Jillian Valentine

Jillian Valentine

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Her voice, as sultry as her looks & as soulful as her lyrics, is carried over well-crafted pop songs perfectly laced with rock & roll, new soul, & a bit of the blues. A little triple threat: Singer/Songwriter/Musician. Her album, 'Rebelle', has been described as Joss Stone + Gavin DeGraw + Maroon5.

Biography

Sassy, yet soulful; Fresh, yet unforgettable - At just 24, singer-songwriter Jillian Valentine has already become a name familiar to many. Creating catchy pop hooks over a variety of rock, blues, & soul, topped with well-crafted, charmingly honest lyrics, her songs are a breath of fresh air in today’s music scene. As if her songwriting skills weren’t enough, it’s Valentine’s sultry, soulful voice that captivates her audience and keeps them hooked to her unique sound and style.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music (John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge) in Boston, Valentine studied voice, songwriting, guitar, and piano with some of the best musicians in the industry. Musically raised on multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters like Sheryl Crow and Ryan Adams, she considered it crucial to learn both guitar and piano to aide in the songwriting process, as well as to become a better musician and performer.

Post Berklee and Boston, Valentine lived in New York City, and most recently made the move to Nashville. Her independent debut album, "Rebelle", was digitally released worldwide on September 28, 2010.

Lyrics

It's Your Love

Written By: Jillian Valentine

Verse 1:
It's quarter past the Midnight hour
I can't stop thinking bout you
Might be the way that you rock my soul
With all those things that you do

I like the way that you look at me
Your eyes give your heart away
One kiss from you is all I need
to get me through the day

Chorus:
It's your love that makes my world go round,
It's your love that makes my world go round.

Verse 2:
I don't care if the sun don't shine
As long as you keep me warm
And baby, when it's raining I've got peace of mind
Cause you're my eye in the storm

I could lose everything I own
But I know one thing is true
I've got all that this heart can hold
As long as I've got you

Chorus:
It's your love that makes my world go round (x4)

After You

Written By: Jillian Valentine

Verse 1:
After you left, I fell to pieces
You shattered everything we had
Thought I'd be strong enough to move on
But I've done anything but that

Time after time, I tried to drink you off my mind
No matter how hard I try [I can't believe that]

Chorus:
After all the heartache
And everything you put me through
I'm finding out the hard way
I can't believe I'm still after you

Verse 2:
After you left, I found a lover
He had my heart back on the mend
Until I saw you with another
I felt my heart breaking again

I see your face when I look into his eyes,
It kills me everytime [I can't believe that]

Chorus:
After all the heartache
And everything you put me through
I'm finding out the hard way
I can't believe I'm still after you

Bridge:
I feel you hold me when I close my eyes
I wake up alone, and realize....
[I can't believe that]

Chorus:
After all the heartache
And everything you put me through
I'm finding out the hard way
I can't believe I'm still after you

How to Believe

Written By: Jillian Valentine

Verse 1:
Day one, and we've just begun
Living lives that are miles apart
Breathe in, and let this begin,
I won't stop this before it can start.

When I lose all sight of my faith,
When it's hidden by heartache in fears that we'll fade
I find solace just to hear you say,

Chorus:
Don't let these doubts
Break us now
We can learn how,
How to believe, how to believe.

Verse 2:
Day two, and all I can do
Is to dream about you coming home.
Breathe out, I don't want to doubt this
But know that my hopes are hung low.

When I lose all sight of my faith,
When it's hidden by heartache in fears that we'll fade
I find solace just to hear you say,

Chorus:
Don't let these doubts
Break us now
We can learn how,
How to believe, how to believe.

Bridge:
Now I'm dangling from words lingering on your lips
And I'm longing for kisses I desperately miss
And I'm still holding on to these memories
Hopelessly, with all of me...

Verse 3:
Day three, are you missing me
The same way I'm aching for you...

Chorus:
Don't let these doubts
Break us now
We can learn how,
How to believe, how to believe.

Glass

Written By: Jillian Valentine

Glass
Jillian Valentine

VERSE I
You were the North Star, once in a time
And I was the girl with her eyes to the sky
Til you shed a light that had yet to be cast
You were a meteor, crashin....

PRE-CHORUS
You made the mistakes
that would damage your name
But I gave you the reigns,
so I'm taking the blame....

CHORUS
(Cause) I'm the one who placed you on
a pedestal made of songs,
Though you're the one who's tumbling,
I'm the one to shatter...
You're the one who let me down,
But I'm the one who's singing 'bout it
Though you're the one who fell from grace,
I'm the one to break....

VERSE 2
You were the hero, your mind made of gold
I was the damsel, saved by your soul
But you hurt my heart post-rescue & save
You were just human, with feet made of clay

PRE-CHORUS
You made the mistakes
that would damage your name
But I gave you the reigns,
so I'm taking the blame....

CHORUS
(Cause) I'm the one who placed you on
a pedestal made of songs,
Though you're the one who's tumbling,
I'm the one to shatter...
You're the one who let me down,
But I'm the one who's singing bout it
Though you're the one who fell from grace,
I'm the one to break....

BRIDGE
You may not notice every stone
Upon the land you stand on
From Paradise to oceans,
You saw them all as grains of sand
But you just lost a ruby
When you held her in your hands....

CHORUS
I'm the one who placed you on
a pedestal made of songs,
Though you're the one who's tumbling,
I'm the one to shatter...
You're the one who let me down,
But I'm the one who's singing bout it
Though you're the one who fell from grace,
I'm the one who's breaking like glass...

OUTRO
You can't piece the parts
of a heart back together
You can't bring the past back,
You can only remember...
But you'll never again sound that way
And I'll never see you the same.

How to Believe

Written By: Jillian Valentine

Verse 1:
Day one, and we've just begun
Living lives that are miles apart
Breathe in, and let this begin,
I won't stop this before it can start.

When I lose all sight of my faith,
When it's hidden by heartache in fears that we'll fade
I find solace just to hear you say,

Chorus:
Don't let these doubts
Break us now
We can learn how,
How to believe, how to believe.

Verse 2:
Day two, and all I can do
Is to dream about you coming home.
Breathe out, I don't want to doubt this
But know that my hopes are hung low.

(Pre-Chorus)
(Chorus)

Bridge:
Now I'm dangling from words lingering on your lips
And I'm longing for kisses I desperately miss
And I'm still holding on to these memories
Hopelessly, with all of me...

Verse 3:
Day three, are you missing me
The same way I'm aching for you...

(Chorus)

Glass

Written By: Jillian Valentine

VERSE I
You were the North Star, once in a time
And I was the girl with her eyes to the sky
Til you shed a light that had yet to be cast
You were a meteor, crashin....

PRE-CHORUS
You made the mistakes
that would damage your name
But I gave you the reigns,
so I'm taking the blame....

CHORUS
(Cause) I'm the one who placed you on
a pedestal made of songs,
Though you're the one who's tumbling,
I'm the one to shatter...
You're the one who let me down,
But I'm the one who's singing 'bout it
Though you're the one who fell from grace,
I'm the one to break....

VERSE 2
You were the hero, your mind made of gold
I was the damsel, saved by your soul
But you hurt my heart post-rescue & save
You were just human, with feet made of clay

PRE-CHORUS
You made the mistakes
that would damage your name
But I gave you the reigns,
so I'm taking the blame....

CHORUS
(Cause) I'm the one who placed you on
a pedestal made of songs,
Though you're the one who's tumbling,
I'm the one to shatter...
You're the one who let me down,
But I'm the one who's singing bout it
Though you're the one who fell from grace,
I'm the one to break....

BRIDGE
You may not notice every stone
Upon the land you stand on
From Paradise to oceans,
You saw them all as grains of sand
But you just lost a ruby
When you held her in your hands....

CHORUS
I'm the one who placed you on
a pedestal made of songs,
Though you're the one who's tumbling,
I'm the one to shatter...
You're the one who let me down,
But I'm the one who's singing bout it
Though you're the one who fell from grace,
I'm the one who's breaking like glass...

OUTRO
You can't piece the parts
of a heart back together
You can't bring the past back,
You can only remember...
But you'll never sound that way
And I'll never see you the same.

Discography

Debut Album was released September 28, 2010, including:

"It's Your Love" (Voted #1 on OurStage's Pop Channel in April 2009)

"After You" (Voted #1 on OurStage's MTV VMA Best NYC Breakout Artist August 2009)

"Once Again" (Voted #1 on OurStage's Singer-Songwriter channel October 2010)

"How to Believe" (Featured on Delta Airlines Indie Music Channel in 2011)

Set List

Typical set: 30-45 minutes.
(Can make significantly longer or shorter)

Band show set list:
1. Praying for Rain
2. Between the Lies
3. After You
4. Hollywood to Me
5. Fall
6. It's Your Love

Acoustic sets(2-3 members or solo):
1. How to Believe
2. Once Again
3. It's Your Love
4. Fall
5. Midnight Lullaby

Covers by Bill Withers, The Beatles, various pop songs with a twist.