JENNIFER ALVARADO: LOVE CAME DOWN
Jennifer Alvarado is an international recording artist from Vale, North Carolina and has amassed over 1 million streams on Spotify alone. Her first EP project titled ''Playing with Fire'' was released in April 2021. She released a country pop EP titled “Songbird: Part One” in July 2022. “Songbird” is a two part collection of songs that shows Jennifer’s growth as a writer and is sonically much different than her earlier projects. “Catfish” is the first single off the “Songbird: Part Two” EP that will be released in early 2023. Her music has a country sensibility with a pop current running through it. Her voice is smooth and passionate with a sweetness and power that merge seamlessly into satisfaction for the listener. Her sound is a mixture of country, pop and blues that reflect an eclectic blend of influences.
She has been recognized locally for her songwriting and was named ''One to Watch'' by Nashville Songwriters Association in Spring 2021 and Spring 2022. Her songs “IDWYB” and “Filthy Water” were Top 10 Finalists for “Best Pop Song” and “Best Modern Country Song” for the Spring and Summer 2021 World Songwriting Awards. She was just recently named the “2021 Country Artist of the Year” by Indie Star Radio. Her song “Curious” was a Finalist for "Best Pop Song" for the Winter 2022 World Songwriting Awards and won "Best Pop Song" for the Indie Songwriting Awards in Winter 2022. Her song “Rock This Way” was named “Best Pop Song” and “Best Overall Song” by the Indie Songwriting Awards in Spring 2022. Her duet “Starz Collide” with Canadian band, The Whythouse, was just named “Best Duet” for the Summer 2022 Indie Songwriting Awards. She has been nominated for five International Singer Songwriter Association Awards, including “Female Vocalist of the Year”, a Josie Award for Female Music Video of the Year for “Filthy Water”, and a Carolina Music Award for Country Female Vocalist of the Year.
So great to have you interview with us Jennifer! What have you been up to?
I have been working on new music. Getting ready to release my holiday single “Love Came Down” on 11/25. I am finishing up my next EP “Songbird:Part 2” for an early 2023 release and continuing to write for upcoming projects. Any creative risks you have taken lately that have paid off?
“Love Came Down” is actually a song that I wrote for a larger church project a few years ago. I wanted to release “my version” of the song as a sneak peak for my upcoming Christmas project that will be out in 2023. I was debating whether or not I should release my version, until I heard the first mix and I realized it was a step in healing my heart that I didn’t know I needed. What would you like to master when it comes to your music?
Not second guessing myself. I tend to get into a mode of overthinking if I am not careful. I would like to get to a point that I am freely creating without considering the end product. Can you take us into the music making of your new music?
Most of my music is based on my life in some way…even if names and situations have been changed. So for me, music begins with emotion. There is something that I feel I need to share or say. I start with a simple line or hook and build around that. Less is more or more is more when it comes to your music?
I have always loved lyrics. I believe a good song doesn’t need a lot of extra components and fluff; however, little things like an awesome bass line or strong vocal can bring life to an otherwise mediocre song. I try to stay true to what the song needs to clearly tell the story. Any hidden meanings in your music you'd like to share?
Lol…yes…it’s how I write. I have a couple songs, “IDWYB” and “It Wasn’t Me”, that sound like I’m leaving a toxic relationship….in reality, they were me saying goodbye to former jobs. “I Break Things”…a song about a strong woman that breaks men’s hearts, was literally written as a joke after I hit my garage for the second time in a couple weeks. I wrote it to poke fun at myself for being clumsy and also to try and make my husband laugh…because well…he wasn’t thrilled with the garage. Any predictions about your career for next year?
I hope to do more touring and expanding my reach to new areas. I like playing out and meeting people. I also hope to get my Christmas project finished; along with recording another project that will be more 90’s country inspired. Is there a dream goal you are daydreaming about? Not really. I am trying to take things as they come. I want a publishing deal for songwriting…and there are places like the Bluebird Cafe and The Ryman that I want to play one day. Overall, my biggest goal is simply to keep making music and growing.
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