Behind The Songs – Intentionally

2 days left (sort of)… !!! Track 9. Intentionally It’s a good thing you can’t see me right now, because I am starting to cry as I write about this one. I am not sure if it’s because I know my CD is releasing in less the 48 hours or because of this song that I am going to tell you about. I hope my son doesn’t read this…(jk) Actually, this song was inspired by…
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Behind The Songs – Peace

Okay, getting seriously excited here…3 more days!!! Counting down to the release, this Tuesday, May 6th!!! Track 8. Peace When I first brought my song ideas to Eric, this was the very first song that I showed him that he liked immediately. I already had the first verse written. This is the one song on the album that was specifically written to reflect a specific scripture (not that the others haven’t been themed off of…
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Behind The Songs – So Hard To Find

4 more days until the release! Track 7: So Hard To Find With my background in mental health, my producer and I wanted to write a song that reflected how I work with people as a counselor with those who struggle in their lives: the ones who feel like they must be hard to find because they are too small, or hidden out of sight. With God however, they are never hidden out of sight,…
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Behind The Songs – For All The Ways

5 more days! Track 6. For All The Ways ©2013 Jen Haugland Jen Haugland Music (ASCAP) I had just sat down at the keys to pout. I had sent a song to my producer and he told me he didn’t like it. It was still fairly early,  pacific coast time and it was a beautiful summer morning. My window was down half way here in the Great Room, the sun was shining and a light…
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Behind The Songs – The Storm

6 more days… Track 5. The Storm/Track 11. The Storm (Instrumental) This is my absolute most favorite song on the whole album. I love the minor keys, because whenever I am moody or depressed, I can play them and they take me to deep places where I feel so connected in my soul. I feel the deepest, dream the deepest and imagine far away places that will take me to where Jesus is one day.…
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Behind The Songs – A Little Bit Crazy

7 more days!!! Track 4. Little Bit Crazy I remember writing this song so well. It often happens in the morning, as I am still half asleep and starting to wake up. If it’s really quiet in the house, I start to hear a melody in my head. If I don’t get out of bed right then and there to go jot it down, I will fall back to sleep and lose it. So, I…
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Behind The Songs – Where I Am

8 more days… (well, as I write…almost 7)… Track 3. Where I Am This is the title track to the project. It was a no brainer, however, it took us a while to figure it out, as we went through all the songs and lyrics while doing vocals out at Dark Horse in Franklin. We realized I had used the words “where I am” in two songs on the project…well, at least we thought. Then,…
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Behind the Songs: Deep Into You

Today is 10 days before the release of my first full album project, Where I Am, produced and co-written with Eric Copeland of Creative Soul Records, Nashville, TN. I can’t think of a more creative way to do a countdown to one of the most exciting times for me personally (besides marriage, babies and baptisms), than to do an official countdown with what was behind every song that I wrote on the album. 10 song…
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