In the first installment of Ava Della Pietra’s new music review series for Teen Kid News, the singer/songwriter highlights “Memories” by Maroon 5, citing its emotional lyrics, clean and straight vocals, and constant rhythm that keeps it moving forward.
A little about Ava /
SHORT BIO: 15-year-old singer/songwriter and Broadway alumna Ava Della Pietra is fresh off the release of her latest single “Optimist,” an inspiring new song about keeping a positive mindset, which went to #50 on Mediabase’s Top 40 Radio chart. Featured by Just Jared Jr. and American Songwriter Magazine, who called the song “bold,” “refreshing,” and “radio-ready,” “Optimist” is one of forty songs that Ava has written, and one of ten already produced, to be featured on her forthcoming debut EP.
“Optimist” follows the release of “Christmas Tonight,” a beautiful and uplifting new song about the magic of the holiday season, written by Ava with producing partner Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson). Named one of Tiger Beat Magazine’s “Best Holiday Songs of 2019” alongside Alessia Cara, Liam Payne, and The Jonas Brothers, “Christmas Tonight” is Ava’s heartfelt tribute that goes beyond presents and Santa on Christmas – a fresh snow, shimmering lights, and family and friends coming together to share in the special day. The song was recorded in New York City, and according to Hicks, “it has all the ingredients of a new Christmas classic.”
A multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, bass, guitar, violin, and ukulele, Ava began performing at age four and writing songs at age five. She performed on the national tours of Les Misérables and White Christmas before joining the original cast of Broadway’s School of Rock, and has been featured on Good Morning America, Sesame Street, the Tony Awards, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and more. Over the past year, Ava has performed at the Sundance Film Festival, the Great South Bay Music Festival, the New York Tennis Open, and at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 Knicks fans. Most recently, in support of her new EP, Ava performed at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, New York, and in front of a sold-out crowd at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall.
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