This heartfelt track off Jenn Bostic's sophomore album was inspired by real-life heartache. When the singer/songwriter was just 10 years old, her father was killed in a car crash. "Jealous of the Angels" all started with the phrase, "around the throne tonight," and then Jenn began translating her feelings into song.
"When my dad passed away I was so mad at God and had so many unanswered questions," Jenn confided to I AM THAT GIRL. "Somehow I managed to channel that energy into songwriting. I'm not afraid to talk about what I've been through."
Music has always been an integral part of Jenn's life. Her father played a variety of instruments, including accordion, and she naturally inherited his love of music. Jenn grew up in the small town of Waconia, Minnesota and it definitely had an impact on her music career. "Coming from a small high school, I was able to participate in so many extracurricular activities, most of which were music-related," she explained. She immersed herself in music by taking voice, piano, singing in choirs as well as school musicals. She also took acting lessons.
After graduating high school, Jenn attended the Berklee College of Music where she studied music education in the hopes of sharing her love of music with others. It was around this time that Jenn became enamored with country music. She sang for Digger Dawg, a cover band that opened for the likes of Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire and Gretchen Wilson. Jenn even moved to Nashville, but she was always told she was "too pop for country and too country for pop." Nowadays, she sees herself fitting in more with the Adult Contemporary/Pop category. "I've grown artistically, figuring out who I am as an artist," she professed.
So, what's next for this rising star?
"Write, record, tour, repeat," Jenn enthusiastically declared. "I'm hoping to have a new project out this summer, but I'm constantly on the road playing acoustic tours."
We absolutely love Jenn's determined nature as well as her ability to connect to a variety of audiences through her engaging melodies and dynamic lyrics. Watch the video for "Jealous of the Angels" below and then head over to I AM THAT GIRL's YouTube channel. While you're there, don't forget to tune into our Music Mondays playlist, which is updated every week.
Image courtesy of Jenn Bostic