On her gripping new ballad, “it started with u,” singer/songwriter Ava Della Pietra reflects on the pain of a lost relationship, and the power each of us has to shape our own narrative, even when we’ve been hurt. The song is expertly produced by Will Hicks, who has previously worked with top artists such as Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé. It’s the latest in a series of new releases from Ava, centred around the theme of “you,” following the February release of the sleek, electro-pop single “happy for you,” which has reached #31 on the Hot AC Radio Charts so far.
Ava Della Pietra comments on the song:
“I wrote ‘it started with u’ after being shut out by someone I thought was my best friend. It’s about recognizing the huge impact this person had on my life, while also realizing that I have the power to take that negativity and turn it around, so I can come out of the experience stronger than ever.”
The release of Ava’s new single comes on the heels of her acceptance into the prestigious Harvard University – Berklee College of Music dual degree program. Designed for exceptional musicians interested in a diverse range of artistic careers as well as an elite liberal arts education, the dual degree will allow Ava to complete Harvard’s liberal arts curriculum while pursuing an advanced degree in music, as well as her music career.
Her recent single “power of you” reached #21 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart, putting her in the same league as Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift. Her song “Optimist” was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting” award by The Great American Song Contest, further highlighting her exceptional songwriting skills.
This summer, fans will have the chance to see Ava in person as she embarks on a tour across New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. This will give fans an up-close and personal experience with Ava’s vibrant energy and raw talent. Stay tuned for more information on tour dates and venues here: https://www.avadellapietra.com.