JENNIFER ALVARADO JUST KEEPS GOING
Jennifer Alvarado is a singer/songwriter from Vale, North Carolina. Her first EP project titled ''Playing with Fire'' was released in April 2021. She is currently working on a country pop album titled “Songbird” that will be released in Summer 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. Her second single from the “Songbird” project, titled ‘’Rock This Way," will be released in June 2022. 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. 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. She is currently 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.
What stands out to you as being the piece of music that has changed the game for the industry? Wow! My head is spinning because there are so many ways I could answer this question. I will answer it like this…the last song that made me really stop in my tracks and listen was Billie Eilish's “Bad Guy.” You are a game changer yourself... How do you want to change the game with YOUR music? I believe music is about self expression more so than a definitive genre style. Therefore, I like mixing genres. My songs do not always perfectly rhyme or follow a normal verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus flow. I like to try things and see what works with the story I am trying to deliver. If the story is able to be delivered well, then it shouldn’t matter whether verse one and two have the same amount of syllables and a perfect rhyme scheme. Don’t get me wrong, those elements sometimes help, but they can also hinder if you focus more on structural rules than whether or not you elicit an emotion. How are you putting together your next project? My producer, Ricky Rodriguez, and I have approached this project in a completely different way. The foundation of my songs is already there before I go to the studio and then we basically have been building from the ground up production wise. I like including samples and other elements that may not be typical, but yet play on words or emotions of the song. Who are you collaborating with? I recently collaborated with The Whythouse out of Canada. Chris came to me late last year with a song concept called “Starz Collide.” I wrote the verses outlining my relationship with my husband and the concept of opposites attract. The chorus is based on Chris’ relationship with his wife. We are currently discussing another song. Who are you giving credit to when it comes to how this upcoming music is being made? I couldn’t do it without Ricky. We have been working together for eight years now. And we are pretty much on the same page musically. I don’t always explain the ideas floating around in my head well, but he is able to understand and bring my vision to life. Biggest lesson so far this year that you are taking into this summer?! Keep going. When you're tired…keep going. When you are fearful…keep going. There are so many people out there hoping for opportunities that I have graciously been given. I never want to take any of it for granted. What is something EPIC you're doing this summer to contribute to your art? I would say releasing Part One of my album “Songbird” and finishing up Part Two for an early fall release. Also, working on a Christmas project and possibly a co-write with my producer. You are just EPIC! Give us everything we need to keep up! Direct Me Page - https://direct.me/jenniferalvarado Official Website - www.jenniferalvarado.com Spotify Artist Profile - https://open.spotify.com/artist/0bM0RX6zTNn5MuKdpb92xU?si=d7Xr7cSlTkqcXXivm_9sIw&dl_branch=1 Instagram - @jenniferalvaradomusic Tiktok - @jenniferalvaradomusic Facebook Music Page - www.facebook.com/jemmusic12 Youtube - youtube.com/jemmusic12 Reverbnation - https://www.reverbnation.com/jenniferalvarado Twitter - @guitardiva12 Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/jem1984
BEFORE YOU GO...
Fun fact: I actually started singing before I could talk. I would sing melodies. And my father taught me to click in order to answer questions before I could fully communicate with words.