Aviance started walking at six months old and dancing and singing before she could form a clear sentence. She would mimic the words to popular songs, fumbling through words she didn’t know, all the while dancing as though no one was watching. Music has always made her smile and smile big; it has always made her jump high.
Now, at 26 years old, Aviance continues to live the life of a music lover and artist. It has always been inside her. She would hear music even when none was playing, always humming some tune that showered the house with sweet low wordless melodies.
Aviance is ambitious, driven and dedicated to creating great music that reaches the heart and soul of the masses. Raised in the North Bronx, in a quaint neighborhood where everybody knew everybody, she’s developed a strong sense of social adaptation and love for camaraderie. She loves people and knows how to create a presence that eases all those who meet her. Her music carries that same light. Her lyrics say, I feel you and understand your experiences.
Her musical influences run the gamut. Growing up she heard music from all walks of life. From classical music played by her mother on the piano, to jazz, funk, rock, pop, blues, R&B and Hip-Hop to rap, light metal, country, various African, east Indian, Asian, South American and all manner of music in between. Aviance lived and breathed music from inside the womb, nurtured by a mother who lived and breathed music and also sang and wrote songs.
She realized that music would be her life when the urge to stay sing and stay musical would not leave her. She would join her school’s choir from as early as elementary school and with friends, imitate some of her favorite artists such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, India Arie and many more. From there her mother encouraged her to build on her writing skills and try her hand at songwriting. An understanding of the complexities of lyrics and how poetry plays into music has led her to write songs that transform her soul and influence those who listen to her poetic lyrics.
Those many days of music at home and music in school was the start of a career that has been blossoming ever since. As a songwriter, she writes the world as she sees it, or as it should be. She’ll speak to her personal experiences in a way that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggle to be human.
Her story is still being written as she continues to write the heart of the world into music. But Aviance’s talents as a songwriter go hand in hand with her talents as a singer. She’s melodic and strong and filled with a rich body that invites music lovers to want to listen. Her voice makes you stop to listen.
Her first EP, “No Regrets” (dropped December 15, 2012) speaks to her journey and the journey of so many of us as we seek to find our place in the world. No Regrets’, her title track, was the most liked and played song on Soundcloud. Aviance is fearless about pursuing her dreams and she does so with no regrets. Her second EP “Freedom” (dropped August 16, 2014) took listeners to a new level of awareness as she speaks to what it means to be truly free in a world where freedom is rare. ‘Working On Me’ was the most liked and played track on Soundcloud from her “Freedom” album.
Comments by Aviance
@sozzyworld: Let me hear some of your work.
I'll be watching the archive! Looking forward to it.
@mrchillg: it was a perfect idea, it's so true. Money man...
Deadass, loved the end as well. Ugh, I love the realness.
Word!? This going on my playlist. =)