THE TRUTH ABOUT 'LOVE CAME DOWN' WITH JENNIFER ALVARADO
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.
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What is the importance of lyrical value? And how would you say you value lyrics in your music?
I think with musicians, you have those that really concentrate on lyrics or those that focus more on the music. I’m a lyricist at heart. I love the power of words and for me if the words of the song are powerful, I can look past any vocal or musical imperfections.
Have you made any transitions in the way you write your music?
I’ve become less afraid of sharing really raw truths. I used to keep things light and encouraging, but as most of us know not everything in life is butterflies and rainbows. I believe people connect with real even if they have not necessarily gone through the same situation.
Who or what inspired you to write this music?
This particular song is based around the story of Jesus’ birth. It is about God’s love and His decision to send a baby to Earth to save us from our sins.
Do you think it’s important to change the way you write or the way you think about writing as you grow in your career?
I think it's natural. If you are growing, you are changing or at least you should be. If you are serious about wanting to be better at your craft, it’s only natural that your style and process will evolve over time.
Who championed your writing sessions to keep you inspired?
My producer and my husband are my two biggest truth speakers. They don’t hold back telling me if something could be better. And they are also my encouragers.
How are you championing yourself as you release the new music?
I’ve been giving myself a lot more grace lately. I am extremely hard on myself. I’m a perfectionist which can be a blessing and a curse. It’s a curse when it causes you to second guess everything you do and you freeze in fear of not living up to your own expectations. I am learning to be in the present and enjoy the journey.
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