It exists only as a spark now, an ember, small but burning hot, rather inconspicuous, but poised to grow. Jenny Egan, only 18, is prepared for her moment, for that chance to kindle her ember into a bright, passionate flame.
She certainly has the desire. The upstart singer-songwriter has been singing since she was in the crib, and she wrote her first song at age 5. For Career Day in elementary school she wanted to be a musician, a rock star. In the 9th grade, she'd write lyrics on her hands in class then steal away to the bathroom with a pocket recorder to put her little songs on tape. It's been my passion since I was a little girl, she says. I have this amazing muse, so I'm constantly feeding it and writing songs.
Since her first composition, appropriately called Happiness, Jenny has been fostering her abilities, with the help of a nurturing family and an active imagination.
Now, she is ready for her big moment. Her upcoming debut single 'Wonderful Wonderland' is getting ready for a Winter 2013 release. Her heart is poised to open up, to allow her imagination, talent and artistry to come gushing out. What does she sound like? Initially, it's easier to talk about her music by pointing out her influences.
I've been listening to the Beatles since I was a baby and I've known their names since I was two! she says. My dad is a Beatles encyclopedia, so they were on all the time. I used to wear their t-shirt over my catholic school jumper. I grew up with them like they were a member of the family, so when I listen to them it feels like home.