The up-and-comer from Down Under has released the official lyric music video for her latest release, the girls-night-out anthem “Whatever.”
Australian singer-songwriter JD Reynolds was determined that nothing — not even a global pandemic — would stop her from making music. Throughout most of the lockdown, she continued to record songs for her forthcoming country-flavored album in her Sydney home studio while, on the other side of the world in the United States, veteran producer Braddon Williams served as her virtual collaborator.
“It’s in my blood,” Reynolds says. “Music, melody, lyrics and dance flow through my veins. Gifts straight from God, for which I am grateful.”
Her album, which is almost complete for release later in 2021, “came to me like a bolt of lightning — the JD sound, my sound, respecting country music roots yet having my own next level twist.”
“This Year,” Reynolds’ banjo-driven first single, was the dynamic Aussie’s none-too-fond farewell to 2020. (Sample lyric: “This year has slapped my face with stone cold truths at a record pace, and I can’t wait for a new year to begin.”) In sharp contrast, her latest release, the infectiously upbeat “Whatever,” is a swaggering celebration of girls-night-out, sisterhood-is-powerful solidarity. After listening to both songs, you can’t help thinking we’ll be hearing a lot more about, and from, this fresh new talent.
We Zoomed with JD Reynolds this week to talk about, among other things, the Friday release of the new lyric music video for “Whatever,” the rewards and challenges of recording with a faraway collaborator, and the musical influences — ranging from Dolly Parton to Prince to Elvis Presley — who have inspired her.
Here is the official lyric video for “Whatever.”
And just in case you missed it: Here is the lyric video for JD Reynolds’ kiss-off to the annus horribilis of 2020: “This Year.”