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I would love it if you would check out my latest release “Catfish.” Here’s a link: https://songwhip.com/jenniferalvarado/catfish
Thank you for taking this interview Jennifer! While your fans and new fans stream your music and read this interview, tell us the first thing that comes to mind that you're grateful for about your music career!
Honestly just the opportunity to do it. For years I dreamed about doing music full-time and for a variety of excuses and I wouldn’t let myself fully commit. I am grateful that God didn’t just slam the door on me. What kind of inspiration influences your music that fans would be surprised by?
Hmmm….I think a lot of my influences can be heard in my music. Probably because of my twang and accent most would find it interesting that I studied Classical Voice and Opera for years. Who has influenced you in your career?
Literally everyone I meet. I’ve met people that I want to be like and those that I hope I never emulate. I believe everyone you meet can teach you something. I try to have mentors with every chapter of my life. You should always be a student. The minute you think you know it all is the moment you start dying. Who is your biggest cheerleader in the industry? Why?
My husband. He is the only reason I started pursuing music again. I thought all my songs I had written in private and as an outlet were just meant for my eyes and there was nothing special about them. He has always been the one that has encouraged me to dream. Who gives you the most critique? Why?
My husband. I think more than anyone he knows my heart. He knows what makes me tick and when I am being untrue to myself. And he isn’t afraid to call me out on it because he loves me. Do you often follow your heart or your brain when you have to make decisions in your career?
That’s a difficult question. I was a dreamer and followed my heart up until the age of about 10. My grandmother passed away and it was like reality smacked me in the face. I became very practical…part of the reason it took me so long to fully commit to full-time music. I want a plan and strategy. I am the most organized musician you will ever meet. I think that is both a blessing and curse. I have really had to learn to calm my perfectionism and controlling tendencies down and just go with the flow. So I think I am still the brain, but learning how to dream and trust my heart again. Making decisions on how to go about your next project, what do those conversations sound like?
I am currently in the studio finalizing my “Songbird: Part Two” project that will be out early 2023. My producer and I actually just had a meeting Tuesday where we talked about what was ready to mix and what needed some tweaking. I like to listen to all the songs together and make sure the flow and story make sense. There is one song that I want to go back and tweak because there are some elements that I don’t feel like telling the story. Give us a fun fact about your latest music!
There were several songs that were actually in my throw away pile of songs. I thought they were decent, but I wasn't sure I wanted to record them. They have actually become some of my favorite and biggest releases. Best advice you've received on making new music?
Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. Give us some advice when it comes to pushing forward in your career?
It is okay to look at someone else for inspiration, but stop there. Comparison is the killer of creativity. Your story is not someone else’s. Your journey is not meant to be like someone else’s either. There might be similarities and you can even take advice, but just because your journey might look different doesn’t make it wrong. For years, I thought I needed to look like or sound like “x” to be accepted. The world already has an “x”…they need a YOU. So keep going. Socials and all links to follow you: 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 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.