Jillian Dawn (Hobaica) is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician from Mansfield, MA. Her musical style is a mix of dance-driven pop and indie, with flares of country and rock. She graduated from the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 2021 and is currently living in Nashville, TN.
For Jillian, her idea of artistry is a way of expression when words and actions cannot do justice. She started writing music in middle school as a coping mechanism for the pressure of surviving school and trying to find her place. Over the years, Jillian has performed at various venues including Whiskey Jam, the Listening Room Cafe, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and has even sung the National Anthem at TD Garden. She has also written and released two singles, three EPs, and one, 8-track album titled 20/20. Her music was originally focused on helping herself navigate the turbulent waters of adolescence, but has evolved to focus on connecting with others to serve a much larger purpose of community and togetherness. She claims that “you can only say so much about yourself” before it becomes imperative that you start listening to other stories and perspectives that differ from your own.
“Her newest album 20/20 is one of the best albums for up and coming artists this year...At just 21 years old, Jillian demonstrates her authenticity as an artist through her beautiful lyricism and sheer musical genius. This album receives a perfect 10/10 score” - Nick Browne
“Combined with the honesty and intricacy of her lyrics, Jill harmoniously blends these musical aspects into impassioned tracks, creating accurate depictions of her emotions and proving her ability as a genuine musician.”
Member of award-winning a Capella group BisCaydence, who placed 2nd overall in the International Competition of Collegiate A Capella 2019
Outstanding Soloist at ICCA South Quarterfinals 2018