Younger Then by Vancouver artist Jillian Lake is about forgiving your younger self, letting go of those expectations and being totally unapologetic.
Teaming up with musician and producer, Jordan Klassen, who brought his cinematic and syncopated style to her stripped-down singer-songwriter form, together they created the 13-track album, Younger Then, which combines her raw poetry and instinct for melodies with his expertise in song structure and instrumentation.
The theme of Younger Then is about forgiving your younger self, letting go of those expectations and being totally unapologetic, as she shares, “I didn’t bother pretending, I just exposed all of myself and told the stories of my hurt. I want people to let themselves feel every feeling instead of pushing it away, burying, or hiding it. Use those feelings to learn and grow and change and listen. When I listen now, I feel like I was so naive, and juvenile, and I give myself forgiveness and grace for that, and celebrate all the ways I’ve grown.”