Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Acoustic Adult Contemporary Folk Gospel Pop Singer/songwriter

About

About Jaylene Johnson's Potter & Clay...

"With lyrics full of self-doubt, regret, heartache, and questioning, this album makes me cry, makes me cringe with self-recognition, and challenges me. It also encourages me with a confidence in the goodness of God and a banishing of fear- a reassurance that God does see and listen and that He seeks to find us even in the dark when we hide. Musically, this album has beautiful arrangements and vocals with a Country/Americana flavor. Set aside some time to really listen and think about the songs."
(Garret Godfrey - Under the Radar, US)

"Conceived in a remote Canadian cabin in the summer of 2015 after two years of vocal health issues and struggles to have a family, Jaylene's 12 track album is the authentic voice of a truly great singer/songwriter. Opening song "Fallin'" is reminiscent of Susan Ashton with its country feel and introspective theme. It is followed by "How Long", with Jaylene in a dry, dark and painful place. "One Tiny Prayer" expresses her mood: "This fragile heart waits in the dark for you". Featuring a trumpet solo by Simon Christie, "Find Us" is an upbeat number, but tinged with bitterness. The title track, closing with the words, "You finish what you start," is ironic because Jaylene found out that she was pregnant as she finished her writing and left the Winnipeg-based cabin. Julian Bradford's cello sets the tone, as does the orchestral accompaniment in "Lord Of All", but the appropriately titled final track "I Won't Be Frightened Anymore" features five of Jaylene's friends singing acapella with handclapping accompaniment. Its inspiration is 1 John 4:18, 'There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear'. An effective end to an outstanding album." (Ian Whitwood-CrossRhythms, UK)

BIO:

If you watch network television, you’ve likely heard singer/songwriter and JUNO nominee, Jaylene Johnson. Her soul-nourishing, melodic music lends itself to pictures - ones she paints through engaging lyrics, dynamic live performances, and imagined by creators of such shows as Pretty Little Liars, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Being Erica, and most recently So You Think You Can Dance. A finalist over several years in the International Songwriting Competition, Jaylene is an avid collaborator, cowriting with artists including Amy Sky and Luke McMaster. Her first international single, with country songbird Jody Direen (New Zealand), debuting in the top 10 on iTunes NZ.

Jaylene has released four studio albums, and her artistry reaches across generations and cultural barriers with inspiring, smart-pop songs. Her most recent project, "Potter & Clay", has been met with critical acclaim, and several award nominations, including the JUNOS. Produced by Murray Pulver at Signpost Music, it reflects what it means to hold on to Hope despite what seems like impossible situations, returns Jaylene to songs greatly informed by her faith. The record features twelve acoustically-rich songs, and features local talent such as Joey Landreth, Alexa Dirks (Begonia) and Steve Bell.

"Jaylene Johnson's messages and melodies are accessible…whatever your beliefs. The fact that her undeniably angelic pipes seem equally influenced by goddesses like Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan is no sin either." The Winnipeg Sun

"Along with subtle echoes of Sarah McLachlan, Johnson's music recalls some lesser known Canadian artists (like Nelly Furtado and Jane Siberry) who may have inspired her atmospheric brand of artistic pop…Jaylene Johnson will appeal to those who are looking for substance-filled pop, but with a slightly different slant." Shaun McLaughlin

"I want to commend Jaylene Johnson’s new project, Potter & Clay, to you. Jaylene is a veteran musician and songwriter with several album projects to her credit already, but I think this particular project will be a defining moment in her career. Sonically it’s gorgeous, the performance and production elegant, and the songwriting exquisite. It is a moving piece of work that deserves a wide hearing." (Steve Bell - Winnipeg, MB)

 

Music

Potter & Clay

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"Find Us " from Potter & Clay

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"Fallin'" from Potter & Clay

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"This Little Light" from Potter & Clay

Video

"Potter & Clay" Update by Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

"Potter & Clay" Update 2 by Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Album Annoucement by Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Live at the Purple Room by Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Discography

Potter & Clay

Potter & Clay Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Released: October 7, 2016

Producer: Steve Bell, Murray Pulver

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Happiness

Happiness Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Released: August 17, 2010

Producer: Phil Deschambault

Label: Independent

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Finding Beautiful

Finding Beautiful Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Released: March 23, 2004

Producer: Eldon Winter and Stephen J. Rendall

Label: Harvest Music Group

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Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten Jaylene Johnson/Josephine Lily Music

Released: November 1, 2000

Producer: Lloyd Peterson

Label: Indie

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