Jessica Carvo | Nightfall

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by Jessica Carvo

An intimate, catchy and often poetic collection of pop songs, rich in vocal harmonies with an emphasis on the art of singing.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Astronauts
2:55 album only
2. Nightfall
4:14 album only
3. Like the Way You Feel
3:38 album only
4. Fall for Me
3:54 album only
5. The Light
3:45 album only
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Album Notes
Too many times I've tried writing these bios in the third person and every time I wind up cringing when I see it published. So, here is my first attempt at a first-person explantation of myself, "Nightfall" and what, how and why it all came to be.

I started my "professional" career five months after undergoing some serious vocal surgery. After weeks of complete silence and months of therapy, a cattle call audition landed me a spot on PBS Television and a record deal with Manhattan/Blue Note Records (aka my literal dream come true). I was one of five in a group called "Bell'Aria" where I got to sing in Italian and English and dance like no one was watching.. except everyone was watching. It was fun, it was eye opening and it was an important learning experience for my next few years in the NYC music scene.
At 22 I was petrified of cameras, somewhat naive and had absolutely zero connections or knowledge in the entertainment industry. I held tight to my artistry and my new singing voice because it was all I felt I had some control over. My experience in the studio led me to realize that I will always need a healthy amount of creative freedom in order to feel a sense of growth, stimulation and pride. I learned that I will probably be perpetually dissatisfied and that's OK, as long as I believe there's more that can be done and I. just. do. it.

A year or two later, our deal with Manhattan/Blue Note sorta-kinda ended and my college a-cappella group, The University Of Delaware Deltones auditioned for NBC's "The Sing-Off." I had already graduated but a YouTube video of my senior song, "Feels Like Home" by Randy Newman, was discovered by the producers and I was offered the opportunity to sing lead vocals for our group in the famous third season where "Pentatonix" got their start. I developed some great relationships there, which would lead to future collaborations and if nothing else, the show further validated my pursuit of a career in music and kept me going. I needed that encouragement and I do believe it was the universe guiding me along. Yup, I'm one of those.

I showed the world my first published collection of original work in 2012. "Projection" was most valuable for teaching me what to never do again. I look back and listen and hear some things I'm proud of.. but I had yet to write a song that was 100% me. A few of the tracks landed in web series and independent films but most songs were an obvious compilation of everyone I was listening to and every base I thought I should cover. It sounded confused because I was confused.

One night at a birthday party in 2012 I met actor Arturo Castro, who would later become a main character on Comedy Central's "Broad City". He convinced me sing to him while we froze outside waiting to get into a club. That same week he introduced me to guitarist and writer Seon Gomez. My collaborative relationship with Seon led to the creation of many songs (even the songs written without him were inspired by our momentum, so credit is owed) and together we formed a group of musicians who have become my musical family.

Two plus years of over a hundred performances and several botched recordings later and I'm starting to get the hang of this. The writing of the the title track "Nightfall" in collaboration with my longtime friend, composer and keys player, Avi Amon, solidified my decision to record a new EP in 2014. "Nightfall" is my first collection of professionally studio recorded and produced songs written in collaboration with Avi Amon, Seon Gomez and Sam Weber. It started out in February 2014 with a session provided by Converse Rubber Tracks Studios, followed by a day at Let Em In studios in Brooklyn. I decided to bring the "meat and potatoes" to producer Andrew Sheron, whom I met through my bassist Sam Weber and cannot speak more highly of. We started our co-production in April, making this into the final product here today.

2014 was a wild year, kicked off by gaining lots of clarity regarding my personal style and how it can serve myself and others. We played some of our biggest shows, I sang with Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood and Stevie Nicks at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame rehearsals, opened up for long-time idol Marc Broussard and traveled the east and west coasts playing to new and lovely audiences.

Now, I cross my fingers, say a prayer, release "Nightfall" and keep it moving. There's lots more to be done!

Thank you for keeping it going!!!




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