Submitted. Jaylene Johnson’s new record, “Potter & Clay”, comes after several years of challenges, including severe vocal impairment and, on a far more personal level, infertility. Her voice was recovered through surgery in 2014 and the night before she left for a remote cabin to write exclusively for the project, she found out she was, miraculously, expecting.
The twelve original songs reflect these experiences and her deepened faith with warm, acoustically rich settings.
“Potter & Clay”, which features musical contributions some of Canada’s finest, is a stunning, collaborative project which already has its share of weighty endorsements from those familiar to the genre including Jon Buller and Steve Bell (Executive Producer/featured artist).
“Jaylene Johnson is a wonderful singer and masterful songwriter whose tenacity evidences her commitment to an admirable long obedience in the same direction,” Bell explains. “I’m thrilled to have been invited onto Jaylene’s team alongside the legendary Murray Pulver to produce “Potter & Clay”; (I have) every confidence in its artistic merit and that it will be greeted by an enthusiastic audience.”
With the album’s first single “Find Us” just released to radio, the full album will hit stores, both on and offline, on October 7th including on Johnson’s website, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon and Signpost Music.
A month long tour will take Jaylene throughout Western Canada along with her husband and her almost 5-month-old baby.
“It’s a year of two births, in a way,” says Johnson, “I feel extremely blessed.”
Playing House of James on October 14th, Jaylene will share songs from her brand-new album “Potter & Clay” along with stories on her personal and professional battles conquered head-on with help from her faith & beautiful talents.