Silky vocals gliding on top of a warm acoustic guitar.
Meet indie pop singer Jillian Steele, who released her new single, "No Expectations," today.
Co-written by Michel Heyaca and James Shelley of American Authors, "No Expectations" describes how everything happens for a reason and, eventually, things come together as intended.
Explaining the inspiration for the song, Steele says, "Life was happening around me and I was just in it without any control and through this song I gained insight that I do deserve things and I should have expectations of what I want."
Now 21-years-old, Steele moved to Nashville when she was 18 to study songwriting at Belmont University. While there, her appetite for creativity redoubled, resulting in contagious musical concoctions, both authentic and alluring. Influenced by female artists such as Maggie Rogers, Sasha Sloan, and Julia Michaels, Steele's sound is all about introspective self-love and empowerment.
"No Expectations" rides an acoustic guitar topped by Steele's vibrant voice. When the rhythm enters, the melody takes on buff dynamics, supporting the surging guitars. Layers of vocal harmonies interweave, giving the music depth and shining blushes of color.
"I've got no, no, no, no, no expectations / Gonna let the pieces fall, let 'em fall, let 'em fall into places / I've got no, no, no, no, no expectations / No, I can't control it all / So let 'em fall, let 'em fall into places."