Singer/songwriter Jennifer Knapp, who seemed to fall off the face of the earth not long after her wonderful The Way I Am was released in 2001, is back with a new album, Letting Go, which will hit stores on May 11. Currently, she is touring with Derek Webb. In a post on her blog, Knapp talks about where she’s been all that time:
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 ruse? 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 holiday, it looks very much like it may be over.
Despite what some may say, I didn’t actually disappear. I have truly been corporeal this whole time. I’ve just been travelling. 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 spent 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.
I am grateful for the chance to get my feet under me. I took that time to discover more about myself and my own faith, without the pressure of expectations. 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?
It will interesting to hear what she has to offer, since her previous work was some of the finest songwriting out there. The clip below is an acoustic performance of one of the new songs on the album.