Jillian Lake is yet another reason why we love the Vancouver music scene. On Lake’s new single Walk All Over You, we hear the confident, multi-talented singer-songwriter, fearlessly showcasing her distinctive style via a xylophone. Non-traditionally the minor chord structure is performed from its intro onwards, above a fuzzy, bassline, and a mid-tempo pop beat, altogether bringing about a sinister-sounding, Trip-Hop influenced masterpiece.
This infectious tune with minimal-style Electro music production, leads up to a devilish outro section, including a horror-esque, clean, reverb-effected, lead guitar and a supporting string arrangement which throws us back to the Dummy era of Portishead’s critically acclaimed career as well as Chillout hits from the late ’90s, such as Underwater Love by Acid Jazz act Smoke City. This is specifically demonstrated on those spot-on harmonies, sung to perfection in Walk All Over You’s middle-8 section. It’s as if the vibes of Billie Eilish and the voice of Suzanne Vega randomly decided to fuse themselves to create an alternative, synth song with a memorable hook.
“Walk All Over You was written from the perspective of all the people and situations that have taken advantage of my softness and compassion. I wrote it at a time when I felt betrayed and let down by the people around me – I also happened to be watching way too much Animal Planet. Playing with the metaphors of the jungle and the food chain – on how vulnerability is perceived and exposed – this song is my sassiest response to unveiling what I saw as strength in people, to actually turn out to be selfishness and unawareness.” – Jillian Lake
We are ridiculously excited to hear Jillian Lake’s forthcoming, full-length debut album which, as of yet, does not have a release date. In the meantime, add Walk All Over You to your pop playlist without hesitation.