|Unspoken represents an across-the-board maturation process for Jaci Velasquez who, in addition to taking a lead songwriting role, also produced a cut ("Your Friend"). The end result was a pop record framed by the sounds of today's Top 40 hits.|
For Velasquez, the process of writing the bulk of the lyrics and melodies on Unspoken came with its fair share of challenges. Working with writers, most of whom brought no faith perspective, forced her to throw out any Christianese crutches of the past.
"I loved working with these writers because I really had to articulate what faith is and how it applies to our lives," Velasquez says. "So you're pretty much getting it from a normal 20-something's perspective. I'm not a pastor or a poet. I'm just a person who knows what God means to me."