Before finishing high school, singer-songwriter Ava Earl has checked off many life dreams - opening for Maggie Rogers, playing music festival main stages, getting recruited to run track at Northwestern University, and now releasing a fourth album, The Roses, out July 23, 2021. Having written hundreds of songs and performing on nearly as many stages, her creative output outpaces her years. She’s a person in perpetual motion the finish line never quite crossed and the last note never quite hit . Her momentum, in step and song, doesn’t let down. “I’m addicted to writing songs. I don’t think I could stop if I wanted to” It’s the same with running, which in tandem, provides a cathartic release that allows her to sing about self-realizations and feelings that for many–no matter the age–are buried deep within one’s psyche.
“This song suite is another leap forward for the “veteran” 17-year-old, revealing a melodic intuition that places her in a lineage with Carole King, Joni Michell, and Laura Nyro — women whose emotional wisdom and voices rang true in turbulent times. Ava is just getting started, but The Roses gives us a glimpse of a young writer, singer, and player stepping into her full powers. It was thrilling to witness, and it’ll be a joy to see this music make its way in the world. Look out!
— JT Nero (Birds of Chicago), Producer