And Just is the winning song in the international division of the songwriting competition Festival Degli Autori, hosted in Sanremo, Italy, and Hilary Scott has been awarded a record deal by Sanremo Productions for performing and composing the song. And Just captures Hilary Scott's truly American folk sound while embedded in fresh euro-pop production, brought to the table by producer Ferrari.
Heath Andrews of ReviewYou rates “And Just” 5 stars out of 5, and says this:
"There are a lot of musical forces at work within Hilary Scott's song, "And Just." Scott's vocals have a country edge to them with a leaning towards folk rock as well, while the percussion track has an electronica sound and the rest of the arrangement takes heavily from modern pop/rock. Amongst all the sound is a lyric that floats along both in its sound and subject matter. In short, "And Just" is an accessible yet deep song with strong cross-genre appeal.
[The first two lines of the chorus,] "One sure way, to get through the day/breathe in, breathe out, and breathe in...". [is] a fantastic, true-to-life sentiment that fits perfectly in the context of the song. What makes the chorus that much more powerful is her breathtakingly beautiful voice. She sings with great power and emotion, but still hits each and every note with grace and finesse.
Hilary Scott's "And Just" is a masterpiece of a song with music and a message that breaks genres."
Internationally-renowned producer Euro Ferrari says this about Hilary and her music: "...Hilary Scott writes and sings in a way that creates a fascinating and intimate world, and it is enough for her to utilize only a whisper to raise deep emotions in the listener, her voice is absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness... To listen to Hilary Scott live is as though to "hear" America, that America that many of us dreamed of as children, that brings to mind Woodstock, Joan Baez, Marilyn Monroe, John Kennedy, etc...Hilary is ready for the next step, for the big crowds, the big stage or the little theater, for the young or the less young; it would be difficult for her pop/country style not to enter deep into the heart, in every way."