As “Just About Over You” steps inside the Top-20 on the Billboard Airplay chart, Priscilla Block is giving fans a new take on the track with an acoustic piano version of the hit song.
Priscilla says “Y’all this version makes me cry in all the best ways. The the piano…the fiddle… the whole thing. I hope y’all love it as much as I do.”
While Priscilla’s unmistakable vocals are on the song, chances are that she’s not tickling the ivories there on the piano.
When she was younger, Priscilla was signed up for lessons, but by her own account…things did not go well, “My mom always wanted me to play piano and so I was in piano lessons, and I would never practice and I would go to piano class, and be signing off that I’d practiced. I mean I was not improving that much. (laugh) I knew the chords, and that was great. And then, sure enough, not long after my parents were like well, we’re not going to keep paying for you to play if you’re not going to practice. And I was like alright, cool.”
After the piano lessons didn’t go well, her mom still wanted Priscilla to play some sort of instrument…so with mom’s urging and a trip to her attic, Priscilla found the thing that would change her life forever.
She shares the story, “My mom continued to keep encouraging me and she goes, you should pick up the guitar, and you can take it anywhere with you. So, I found a guitar in our attic. And I taught myself how to play. I knew I couldn’t ask them for lessons because they’re not going to pay for it. So, it was me on YouTube and learning all the Taylor Swift songs on guitar.”
On this acoustic version, Priscilla does get to put her guitar playing skills to use…
Earlier this year, Priscilla got to honor her musical hero Taylor Swift with an acoustic performance of her hits when the National Music Publishers’ Association honored Taylor with the Songwriter Icon Award. Priscilla also shared the story of how Taylor turned her career around with a chance meeting on a Nashville street.
“Just About Over You” is one of the songs featured on Priscilla Block’s self-titled 6-Song EP.
After all the acoustic versions, check out the music video for the studio version of the track.
Photo Credit: Logen Christopher