Jen Foster

Jen Foster

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Jen Foster is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning singer/songwriter. Her influences lie in classic rock: Elton John, the Rolling Stones. Her music is personal but inclusive, with direct, honest lyrics.

Biography

Jen Foster’s music is a sonic melting pot that fuses elements of rock, pop, folk, country, R&B and dance.

Foster has recorded and released three (3) studio albums and three (3) EP’s on her self owned “Fosterchild” label. Film and TV projects featuring Foster’s recordings include “Elena Undone” and Emmy Award winning “Venice The Series”, for which Foster penned the official theme song, "Venice Beach”.

Foster has earned multiple awards, including the coveted OUT award for “Song of the Year” and 2012’s RightOutTV “Best Pop Song “ award for her song “You Stayed” co-written with Jefferey Steele. Foster also sits on the very distinguished board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) representing her songwriter peers. As featured in the December 2012 edition of Curve Magazine, Foster regularly tours the USA, so keep an eye out for upcoming shows in a city near you.

Jen Foster takes pride in nurturing the intimate bond she has developed with a very dedicated local and international fan- base, fuelled by the power of social media networks including Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

Lyrics

Closer To Nowhere

Written By: Jen Foster

Do you know who you are?
Do you ever think about it?
If you were told it's a place
Would you drive until you found it?

Or would you turn down a street
That you know would lead to where you were before?
You call it home, but are you really sure
That's your home?

Do you know what you want?
Have you ever reconsidered
What a trip we are on
And it's the only ride we're given?

If you could fly, would you try?
Would your feet stay firmly planted on the ground?
Can you explain why the only place you go
Is to waste?

Now you go to work and you work all day
You smoke and bitch on your coffee break
You tell some jokes to kill that time
Til the boss comes back and at the stroke of 5
You hit those bars, you have some drinks
You drown in all your long lost dreams
Oh no, you're closer to nowhere

Do you know who you love?
Can you say those words with feeling?
Or when you look in those eyes
Is there someone else you're seeing?

Do you dream of a day
You could take the love without running away?
What is it now? Do you need a little space?
Or are you wanting out?

Now you go to work and you work all day
You smoke and bitch on your coffee break
You grab that phone, rehearse those lines
Then you call home sayin' you gotta work tonight
You hit those bars, you buy some drinks
For the first one who looks good and thinks you're cool
You're closer to nowhere...

You fake it so well
Nobody can tell
You buy what they sell
You're going places....

Now you go to work and you work all day
You smoke and bitch on your coffee break
You share your plans and you swear you'll quit
Maybe next year or the year after it
You hit those bars, you have some drinks
You take those pills, you go to sleep
You wake up someday all alone
You realize another year is gone
You're closer to nowhere

And all these signs will be your guides
But you must pay attention
And all the lights that line the sides
Are beautiful, don't miss them...

You're closer to nowhere...

Venice Beach

Written By: Jen Foster

Hey, you say you’re looking for something you’ve never found
Well, the last time I checked I was lost and wanderin’ around
‘Cause I know just how it feels to be the best thing you ever had
But still not quite good enough to be the last one

And there you go again spinning all your wheels
You never know what you’ve got until you lose it
And here I am still waiting after all these years

You can look all over this great big world
You can look down every street
In every bookstore, on every dance floor
At every girl you meet
You can drive out to California
And chase down all of your dreams
I’m sure you’ll find someone beautiful
But you’ll never, you’ll never find me

Hey, they say that real love is completely letting go
Well, my hands are way up in the air and you’re somewhere in Arizona
Just a few more hundred miles and you’ll have everything you need
Except these arms to hold you when that lie brings you to your knees

And there you go again spinning all your wheels
You never know what you’ve got until you lose it
And here I am still waiting after all these years

You can look all over this great big world
You can look down every street
In every bookstore, in every dive bar
At every girl you meet
And when you look out over the ocean
From the shores of Venice Beach
I know you’ll find the brightest stars
But you’ll never, you’ll never find me
Oh, you’ll never find me....

Oh, you'll never find me
Oh...

You can look all over this great big world
You can look down every street
In every bookstore, in every dive bar
At every girl you meet
And when you look out over the ocean
From the shores of Venice Beach
I know you’ll find the brightest stars
But you’ll never, you’ll never find me
Oh, you’ll never find me....

Oh, you'll never find me
Oh....

Discography

Studio albums

2003: Everybody's Girl
2006: The Underdogs
2009: Thirty-Nine

EPs

2005: Songs from The Underdogs
2008: Songs from Thirty-Nine
2012: You Stayed

Set List

How Many/How Long: usually 90-minute sets
Covers: not typically
Typical Repertoire: melody driven singer/songwriter
Genre: pop/rock