last week, i blogged about the mysterious return of jennifer knapp. with very little details, her re-entrance was just as clouded as her disappearance.
well, we have now heard from her—both in word and song. on her website, she has posted a letter to fans, stating that she has been traveling and discovering “more about myself and my own faith”.
if you don’t know her music, i would describe it as the indigo girls meet brandi carlile meets joni mitchell. and then they all had a baby…which could be genetically interesting…
so, here’s the letter and after that, you will find her new track, letting go (which sounds sorta like an unmastered mix at this point, but it may just be low quality for myspace).
Yes, it’s true, I am the REAL Jennifer Knapp and I’ve been doing a little music lately.
With every ‘old friend’ I run into these days there is the sudden rush of questions… How are you? Where have you been? Are you working? What have you been doing? What hole did you fall into? Were there any trolls? Did you have enough water? Is this a real jenniferknapp.com or just another rouse? Are you really coming back? Are you making a new record? And so on… We’ve been flooded with emails and phone calls simply by putting up a humble little homepage. So much for my little holiday. It’s looking very much like it may be over.
Despite what some may say, I haven’t actually disappeared. I have truly been corporeal this whole time. I’ve just been traveling mostly. I’ve seen many of the places I’d only previously flown over and eaten some fantastic cuisine that has pushed mashed potatoes down the list. I have wasted too many days sulking about how strange life is and many more discovering just how truly beautiful people can be. My experiences have been both wildly exotic and extraordinarily mundane. But mostly I will say that I have had a chance to get my feet under me. I took that time to discover more about myself and my own faith without the vail of expectations to a cause. Without writing a novel at this point, I’ll just say that I’m starting to think that I might actually be a songwriter, musician or artist of some kind… So, maybe I should do something about it?
I know that many of you have persisted in hope that I would return to music. Why you have waited or even cared has been one of the greatest of mysteries to me, at the same time, a complete and utter blessing as it has always been. Thank you for your support. I can only hope to repay you with what you have waited or…music.
here’s the new track: letting go