AVIVA Releases Debut Album “Paper Cranes”
Looking for fresh new music? A new debut album was released today, with a pleasant melange of musical styles by a new musical artist. AVIVA, a young chanteuse, released her debut digital album today, with eight songs included on the digital offering. The album, “Paper Cranes”, features AVIVA’s singing, which she describes as “a blend between pop, folk, and classical music.”
According to her website, “AVIVA has pulled from an array of influences; her style has been described as a mixture of Adele, Birdy, and Lea Michele. She was trained as a classical singer for ten years, and has performed in countless venues across Israel and in the U.S.” Since she has significant training in classical music, AVIVA says that her “voice tends to veer away from the traditional pop style of singing.” Also according to her website, this album “features signature piano ballads and new twists on upbeat narratives, while blending the spice of indie-pop with the melodic characteristics of classical music.”
The album’s name comes from a Japanese legend that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes would be granted a wish. “The entire album of ‘Paper Cranes’ is about wishful thinking,” said AVIVA. “It tells the story of a dreamer with big aspirations who looks back at her life not regretting the choices she made, but rather regretting the choices she didn’t make. Each song illustrates a part of that story.” For those interested, the lyrics to all of the songs are available on her website.
Leading off with her favorite song, AVIVA will be releasing a different song each week on YouTube, beginning today. The first of these songs, “We’ve Only Got Time”, is her favorite song on the album. “I wrote it about my fiancé, and it is the only time I have ever written a love song for anyone,” said AVIVA. “It is the most authentic song I think I’ve ever written because it is the thing that I feel the most vulnerable writing about. I still smile every time I listen to it.”
AVIVA is very excited to heave released this album. “This album has been in the works for three years; I have written about some of my deepest fears and happiest memories,” she said. “I put so much of myself into my songs and I can’t wait to connect to people with my music.” In those three years, there were some challenges, to be sure. “The most challenging thing while making this album was translating exactly what was in my head to the track itself,” she said. “I had a picture of exactly what I wanted each song to sound like and, because I had so many specific ideas, it was harder to bring them to life.” However, there is a reward at the end: “The most rewarding part of the whole process was just that moment when I have time alone to finally listen to the finished product,” AVIVA said. “It’s a few minutes where I listen to what I’ve created and where all the stress from the real world fades away. It’s a feeling that no one can take away from you. The feeling of ‘I made that.'”