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Jillian Lee Antinora Explores the Beauty of Friendship on “Lighthouse”

Jillian Lee Antinora’s “Lighthouse” is a tender ode to friendship, utilizing her acoustic guitar to create a mellow and inviting atmosphere.



Jillian Lee Antinora’s “Lighthouse” is a tender ode to friendship. Utilizing her acoustic guitar to create the mellow and inviting atmosphere which is characteristic of her music, the singer-songwriter conjures up warmth and gratitude.

“This is a song I wrote for my best friends. I have really needed them over the past couple of years,” she explains. Using the metaphor of a lighthouse, Antinora paints a vivid picture of what it’s like to be like a lost boat that eventually finds hope outside of the darkness with a lighthouse. “You never criticize, you can cut through all the lights,” she sings, “the world tells us our truth, I’m so thankful for you.”

With acoustic-folk and the sweet envelopment of the cello, Antinora brings a depth of emotion to “Lighthouse.” Thanking God for her friends and demonstrating the strength of the female bond, Antinora explores the beauty of relationships and emphasizes their importance. “I wrote it to let them know how much they mean to me,” she says. “I have appreciated good friendships more and more as I have gotten older. Friends who listen, relate and help guide me through the struggles of life.”

Jillian released her first album, Make My Day, in the Summer of 2021. She released her Christmas EP in November 2021 and her Mother’s Day Single, “You’re Worth It” in May 2022. Her next album Wash Over Me will be released in July 2022.

Cover art for “Lighthouse” by Jillian Antinora

Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.