Jillian Jacqueline Gets Introspective with ‘If I Were You’

The emotional track features Keith Urban.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Jillian Jacqueline Gets Introspective with ‘If I Were You’
Jillian Jacqueline; Photo courtesy of Big Loud Records

Moving on after a breakup can be a difficult thing to do, but sometimes, lightning strikes when you least expect it and a new relationship begins. Though she wasn’t quite prepared to strike up a new flame, Jillian Jacqueline knows exactly what it means to doubt your ability to move forward and say goodbye to the past.

“You’re like some kinda lightning / You say all of the right things / You got me coming alive / After all of the hurt I’ve had / Hate how he’s still got me / Blame it on bad timing / You shouldn’t come so close / When you’re looking at me like that,” she sings in the tempting opening verse of the song.

Released Friday, Aug. 17, the song is the first look at her SIDE B EP, set for release soon. The track, co-written by Jacqueline, Sarah Buxton and Jordan Reynolds, features vocals and guitar from Keith Urban.

“I couldn’t wait to share this song. I wrote it — with Sarah Buxton and Jordan Reynolds — about meeting and falling for someone new very soon after a heartbreak and feeling unprepared to love again,” shares Jacqueline. “The song was very real to me when I wrote it, and is now one of the most special songs of my career because Keith is part of it with me. His voice and guitar playing took this song to the next level, and I am so proud of it.”

Coinciding with the debut of the track, Jacqueline debuted a dreamy, vertical video on Spotify.

SIDE B is the highly-anticipated follow-up to Jacqueline’s 2017 SIDE A EP, featuring songs including “Reasons,” “God Bless This Mess” and “Hate Me.”

She’ll take the songs, including “If I Were You,” out on the road as part of Kip Moore’s After the Sunburn Tour.