The Quiet Kind

Irony is the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or empathetic effect. In a lot of ways, ‘The Quiet Kind’ is an ironic statement to make as my album title. Throughout my life, as mentioned, I have sought opportunity to perform and expose my extroverted qualities. There are many aspects of my personality that you could ascribe to an underlying extroverted personality however when I delve deeper in to my psyche I find almost the exact opposite.

I have learned throughout my life that quite often what we see on the surface of an individual is the direct opposite of what lies beneath. Almost a positive reaction to qualities they may lack or a negative reaction those they possess. For a long time in my life I ascribed my need for acceptance as negative trait I was given at birth however I believe now that it was a tool I was given to combat introversion and a trait I was assigned to push the boundaries of myself. Being an introvert is sometimes deceptive in itself and for this reason, the title ‘The Quiet Kind’, is in fact, not an ironic statement, it is a vehicle to expose the true nature of myself. I will talk about individual songs in my later blogs however a comprehensive description of the album lies within this description, particularly in the song ‘The City’.

I find that song-writing is a process in which I learn about myself. It is through the act of writing a song that I explain certain parts of myself or the reasons behind certain events that have happened in my life. It is I suppose then ‘ironic’ that this journey is something I am sharing with the world. Perhaps from this we will all learn more about ourselves.

Published by Jenny Colquitt

My name is Jenny Colquitt. I am a singer/songwriter from North West England. I began writing music when i was in my early teens and from there I have played many venues and spread my music far and wide. In 2016 I released my debut E.P. titled 'The Quiet kind'. I also run a successful YouTube Channel under my name in which i post weekly videos with a mixture of cover songs and original works. I am producing this blog as a way to document my journey as a songwriter and musician and to enlighten people on my songwriting methods as well as to allow people to engage with my music on a deeper level than the melody. Be sure to check out my blog!

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