‘Jealous Of The Angels’, the debut UK single by American singer-songwriter Jenn Bostic, is a stunningly beautiful song which was inspired by the loss of her own father and is now striking a chord with listeners around the world.
“When I play ‘Angels’ and people come up to me and tell me a story about losing a loved one, how the song touched them and helped them heal, that means more to me than anything.” Jenn Bostic
Jenn’s music career began when she was 10 years old, in the back seat of her father’s car with her older brother on the way to school. A horrific crash that killed her dad, a musician who taught her folk songs like ‘Sunny Side of the Street’, and turned her on to Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, changed the 26-year-old’s life forever.
“The first time I sat down at the piano after the accident, I shut my eyes and honestly felt my dad’s presence next to me,” she explains. “I poured my heart into those first few songs. The only way I could connect with him was when I played music. I still feel that way.”
The song, produced by Barrett Yeretsian (the writer /producer of the hit “Jar of Hearts” for Christina Perri) was discovered by British DJ Simon Bates, who played it on his Smooth Radio show, where the song immediately jumped into the station’s Top 10 Most Played for the week. Radio 2 has also now added the song to its playlist and Jenn recently appeared on BBC Breakfast, after Fearne Cotton tipped off the show’s producers about ‘Jealous Of The Angels’.
‘Jealous Of The Angels’ has now received over one million views on YouTube and is being tipped as the Christmas Number 1: “Just a week ago we were quoting 250/1 for Jenn to have the Christmas number one, but now after multiple enquires we are 33/1. The song is great, is clearly connecting with listeners, and I can see the price getting shorter and shorter,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Jenn recently performed four shows in Britain and will soon be announcing a spring 2013 tour. She has won five 2012 Independent Country Music Association Awards, including Overall Winner, Best Female Country Artist, Best Musician, Best Songwriter and Country Music Song of the Year for “Jealous of the Angels.”