“I actually didn't plan on recording this album. Instead, God gave me an invitation, enabling me to give Him my yes. The process of writing, recording, and releasing this EP has been life-shaping. In many ways, it has been a big step into new territory--spiritually, lyrically, and sonically--a continual series of invitations God has given me. One of the greatest things I've learned throughout this process, and one of the major heartbeats behind this EP, is in trust and surrender we discover more of who He is and who He's called us to be in Him. The title of this EP is "Boxes," because this journey has been so much about allowing God to break down walls, fears, and wrong views of Him--the "boxes" in my life--and bring me into alignment with truth and who He is. It has also been about stepping into the more that He is inviting me...inviting us into. My prayer is that these songs fill you with the joy and freedom that comes with surrendering to and trusting in God as you confidently step into the invitations He is giving you, past what you've known and into greater depths of who is He is.”
- J E N A
Jena Brancart is a worship leader, songwriter, and recording artist based in California. She began leading worship and writing music in her youth, but it was during her time immersed in a creative, missional community with YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Norway she was reawakened to her passion for both. Feeling the invitation to press into writing and recording spurred her to release her first EP "Reality" in 2016, which chronicles her experience of God's faithfulness abroad on the missions field. Her latest sophomore release, "Boxes," produced by Gabriel Wilson (Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders, John Mark McMillan, Influence Music, Martin Smith), celebrates the joy and freedom that comes with surrendering to and trusting God. Her music stems from her history with God, encompassing journeys through every season, from declarations about who He is to the innermost stirrings of the heart.
Jena is passionate about worship as a place of freedom, authenticity, and intimacy with God, and longs to partner with Him to cultivate, empower, and equip a culture of encounter and transformation rooted in Spirit and truth. Whether leading or songwriting, her vision is to facilitate a place where people can connect with God’s heart and experience His presence. She currently serves as a worship leader at her home church and loves partnering with other churches and gatherings as the greater family of God to see worship released all over world. In addition to leading and writing, she also loves speaking--identity, wholeness, and intimacy with God being some of her favorite topics, which in addition to other topics, she also writes about on her blog.
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