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Today we’d like to introduce you to Avvi Springs.

Hi Avvi, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I grew up near the countryside of New York, listening to country music and riding horses. At the age of 5, I picked up the cello and never let it go. In middle school, I began taking classical voice lessons, and by then, my parents knew I was bound to pursue music.

I flew to Nashville to audition for the commercial voice program at Belmont my senior year of high school, and in the fall of 2013, I enrolled as a commercial voice student. However, halfway through my freshman year, I felt unchallenged academically. As a result, I switched my major to the music business.

Professor Stroop’s copyright law class solidified my desire to be an attorney. I fell in love with intellectual property rights and read the textbook three times, front and back. I knew then that I wanted to be an entertainment attorney.

After college, I enrolled in Belmont’s law school, interned with various entertainment companies, and graduated during the pandemic. Throughout law school, I felt like a piece of me was missing because I had placed my music ambitions on hold.

That feeling prompted me to dive back into music and make a career out of it while also practicing law. This past year, I have released three indie-pop singles, and my fourth single, “Ghost Feelings,” will be released on June 10th. I am currently working on an EP and co-writing with other local artists and songwriters.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Quite the opposite, it has been a bumpy road for sure, filled with rejections, lots of no’s, and letdowns. Part of life is learning to let things go and knowing that closed doors will lead to open ones.

I firmly believe everything happens for a reason. Those rejections have led me to incredible opportunities, like getting to intern for the Nashville Predators and almost making it on The Voice. As a perfectionist, I had to overcome a lot of self-doubts, and I still do to some extent, but as I get older, I gain more wisdom.

If I make it big as an artist, that would be amazing, but fame is not my end game. Success to me is getting to do what I love while impacting others, even if it is just a handful of people, day in and day out.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an indie-pop singer-songwriter and cellist—think in the realm of Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, and Florence + the Machine. My music idol growing up was, and still is, Stevie Nicks. I share her love of poetry, and my songs tend to be poetically driven.

I am most proud of my upcoming single, “Ghost Feelings.” It is a vulnerable piece that I wrote while healing from an abusive relationship. This is the first time I have publicly shared this side of me with others, and through the recording process, I have found myself healing even more.

Ultimately, it is about giving yourself grace and time to heal so that you may feel at peace. What sets me apart from other artists is my intrigue in making people feel a certain emotion when listening to my music or if I am singing a cover song. Whether that energy is fiery, uplifting, nostalgic, etc.

I try to capture that emotion so the listener can experience that feeling.

We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
I think what most people do not know is that I am a sensitive soul.

While I am a confident person, I am also more in tune with the world around me and am quite intuitive. I think sensitivity comes with a negative connotation in our society, but really it is a gift.

Sensitivity has to deal with your ability to connect with others and see things that most people overlook.

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Rebecca Musayev and Hannah Drake

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