The phrase, “Ava, you are a lot,” has been a familiar refrain in the life of Alaska singer-songwriter Ava Earl. Uttered with loving amusement by her parents, mild frustration by more than one teacher, and joyful admiration by a few key mentors, this notion of “being a lot” is at the heart of her forthcoming studio album, fittingly titled, Too Much.
Too Much continues on this path. Produced by JUNO- winner Zachariah Hickman and recorded at Great North Sound Society in Maine, the album champions a new sound––one that breaks away from previous recordings while staying close to Earl’s unique writing style.
Thematically, the album takes us through Earl’s journey of early adulthood, including the concept of being “too much. Too Much will be available on September 15th, 2023
Today she releases the single “Ears Bleed.”
The song is about her coming to terms with permanent single-sided deafness in her right ear. “After going deaf in my right ear, I was left with emotions that took months to unravel, sort, and explain. Six months in, I thought I had come to a semblance of peace when this song tumbled out of me, surprising me with a pain that was still so palpable,” she says.