A little bit of sweet mixed with a great deal of strength describes this up-and-comer’s vocal style, easily comparable to that of Tori Kelly. The 17-year-old singer songwriter hailing from Doylestown, Pennsylvania began playing piano at the age of five, and writing her own songs a year after that. What started as toying around with “one of those little toy pianos that only has 15 keys and makes the cool sound effects” turned into a passion for creating music that has only grown throughout her entire life.
Amidst the typical workload of a high school student as well as spending time with her friends, Avery is learning how to juggle pursuing her passion alongside keeping up with the responsibilities of being a teenager. “My friends and family and everyone are very supportive of it – they’re okay with it, they’re not mad about, because I make time for them.”
For the past year, Avery has been working on the music video for her song “Angles,” which was released in February. She wrote the song a few years back when she was still in eighth grade, and has recorded it a couple times since then, “adding some stuff, spicing it up a bit – and then we started the video.” The lyrics speak of a generation capable and equipped with the intention of making an impact on the world around them, just by changing perspectives. The bridge acknowledges “And we will see from different angles” while simultaneously voicing the challenge “Would you turn your world around for me?” in every chorus.
In the current state of our nation, this song is more relevant than ever. “I think it’s pretty fitting for the times,” Avery says. “Because of all the things that are going on right now, I feel like it’s important that this song is talking about how people need to do good, and they need to see from other perspectives and other angles, and just work together to improve things.” This cooperation is what she sees as changing the tide, as spoken in her lyrics “So we can turn this world the other way.”
While she’s still working to find her own angle on the message she wants to communicate to her audience, Avery is well on her way to creating meaningful music in the industry. “I don’t want to be one of those cookie-cutter singer-songwriters with their acoustic guitar singing these love songs. I want my songs to have a deeper meaning and [be] more current with the times, rather than something that’s about a random situation with a friend or boyfriend that doesn’t really matter. I want it to be more moving than that. I just want it to be real.”
In addition to writing her own stuff, Avery has been releasing a cover video on YouTube every Wednesday. Check out her amazing cover of Panic! At the Disco’s “Death of a Bachelor”
In the future, we can expect another music video from Avery which is still in the works, as well as multiple local performances. Be sure to catch her at Puck in Doylestown, PA on April 23rd!
Artists Avery is listening to:
- Alessia Cara
- The Lumineers
- Oh Wonder
- Sabrina Carpenter
- Frank Sinatra
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