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Grammy-nominated Songwriter Alvin Garrett’s album The Lightness Of Love (HILL Entertainment) reaffirms the importance of connection, love and togetherness, and comes on the heels of Alvin’s recently released album The Awakening, a reflection of the recent social unrest and injustice. With music and lyrics to inspire, Alvin has captivated audiences everywhere and recently performed his poignant song “It Starts In The Heart” during the historic 56th annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, one of the largest Civil Rights events in the country. He has been featured by American Songwriter, USA Today, Urban Music Scene and more, and he co-wrote the first #1 Gospel song “Patiently Praising” to hit the top of the charts in 2021 with co-writer Fred Jerkins III.
With his fourth, full-length studio album The Lightness Of Love, Alvin offers a free and easy infusion of intricate arrangements and melodic vocal lines combined with Smooth Jazz and sultry R&B. With each song, Alvin settles into a pocket so deep you’ll want to get comfortable. His intuitive sense of emotion and musicality are on full display and easily translated in songs like “In It,” revealing a delicate and impressive range of vocal scales, transporting the listener into a feeling of euphoria.
Title track “The Lightness of Love” features Jazz/Classical Flutist and Billboard No.1 charting recording artist Kim Scott, and his lead single “My Gift To You,” is a bold offering of romance and steamy lyrical wordplay with undertones of Gospel. Altogether, the seven-song collection is compelling, and brings together his sophisticated voice, expressive melodies, masterful songwriting, and a musical energy that is uplifting.
The Alabama native and award-winning triple threat singer, songwriter and producer has amassed multiple awards including a Grammy nomination, a Soul Train, Dove and Stellar Award, and has had an impressive career that’s ushered him to the forefront of Soul and R&B as a professional bassist and producer, arranger and songwriter for Joe, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia Barrino, Reuben Studdard, Jordan Knight, Deitrick Haddon and more. Recently, Alvin teamed up with The Dannon Project with his innovative songwriting program The Write Life, helping at-risk youth coming out of the criminal justice system. He teaches songwriting techniques and helps youth develop life management skills, effective communication and build emotional maturity.