Songbird: Part One by Jennifer Alvarado: Review
6 Songs and 21 minutes of just pure bliss. ‘Songbird: Part One’ by Jennifer Alvarado is truly a special EP. I believe anyone who will listen to Jennifer’s voice, and all the instruments that work in the song will instantly be hooked on the music. Her voice is easygoing and feels like a sweet breeze on a summer evening. The music she has composed has elements of Soft Rock and Pop Rock. You can absolutely understand Jennifer’s feelings in her song because she is very expressive with her tune.
The tracks on the EP are – ‘Rock this way’ (which by the way won both the “Best Pop Song” and “Best Overall Song” awards at the Indie Songwriting Awards’ Spring 2022 ceremony), it’s a catchy rock song with some impressive guitar and vocal playthroughs. Next is ‘Curious’ a very moody and passionate song with an amazing chorus, Jennifer’s voice truly shines here. The 3rd track is entitled ‘Something’s Up’ and it has a certain sway to the song, the percussion and Jennifer’s flow are responsible for that. The sparkling overdriven guitar tone is also quite nice to hear.
‘Filthy Water’ is a song that in my opinion is about pain, because for some reason I can resonate with that feeling when I hear the beauty of the melody, voice, and echoing guitar notes in the background. ‘Questions’ is an energetic pop track that’s just a feel-good number, and I truly enjoyed that guitar solo too! The final track feels like a fitting end to the EP, named ‘By This Time Next Year’, which is an acoustic-driven, and emotionally heavy song. There is such a powerful sentiment in the acoustic guitar’s riffs and chords, and Jennifer’s voice, it’s all remarkable.
Review by: Damien Reid