PREMIERE: Newcomer Ava Rene is “Okay” After Losing Her Father

R&B newcomer Ava Rene premieres the self-empowering new single “Okay,” a personal song that aims to put life back together after a loss or downfall.

“I was having a conversation about my father passing away, but didn’t want to come to terms with how I felt openly,” Ava says about the inspiration for the song. “But I realized that each one of us experiences downfalls and disappointments and it was important for me to accept what I felt in that moment to help myself move forward.”

She adds: “The writing process was organic and very cathartic for me. It started off with a conversation and melodies and the song developed from there. It was a reflection of my life at the time.”

By creating “Okay,” Ava not only begins her healing process, she also draws attention to her emotionally-rich vocals, eclectic sound, and well-tooled sound.

Ava started out her musical journey as a member of a gospel choir at a London secondary school where she honed her talent as a singer. Her influences growing up were Nina Simone and Whitney Houston.

“I am inspired by individuals from a broad spectrum of music, I listen to world music and popular music,” she says. “I always want my music to be authentic and have a message that will ultimately uplift people.”

In late 2014, Ava was introduced to writer/producer Darren Martyn, and this resulted in her first single “Okay.”In addition, she is currently hard at work on several projects.

“I have an album worth of songs that I am excited to share with the world and a few fashion projects too,” she shares.

Listen to “Okay” below:


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