Englenz’s debut album, ingénue, was recorded in Nashville by three-time Grammy nominee and producer Ken Coomer, former drummer for Wilco. It includes a collaboration with five-time Grammy winning gospel legends, The Blind Boys of Alabama, recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals.
The album explores themes of vulnerability, betrayal and hope. Englenz cries out to the lonely and the lost, opening portals for the passage of grief as well as reassurances that we are not alone.
“Sometimes it can feel like you’re damaged, defective, not worth being seen,” she says. “We all have these stories.”
A fast-rising fixture of the East Nashville music scene, Englenz frequently performs at The 5 Spot, The Basement, and The Bowery Vault as well as at famed Eddie’s Attic in her hometown of Decatur, Georgia. Englenz also plays French horn on several tracks of her new album and can be heard contributing her musical talents to other artists and bands in Nashville.
Her songs have appeared on compilation albums for Amplify My Community, a nonprofit organization using music to defeat homelessness along with those of REM, Drive By Truckers, Widespread Panic and many more.
Englenz was recently signed by Atlanta, Georgia based indie label, Saturn 5 Records.