Alaskan indie folk/pop artist Ava Earl has had a surprisingly decorated career despite her young age. In high school she opened for Maggie Rogers, and had released four albums by the time she was eighteen. But then she experienced a sudden and permanent single-sided deafness in her right ear, which I can't even imagine experiencing at that age and as a musician. Now twenty, she's released a new single that helps process the grief associated with her hearing loss. "Ears Bleed" is a beautiful and emotional song. It's the kind of song that would be easy to listen to on a surface level as a pleasant folk/pop song, but there is obviously a lot of pain and emotion in the song. "Ears Bleed" is an epic little song that is going to appeal to fans of artists like Blondshell and Phoebe Bridgers. Ava Earl is already an artist to watch with plenty of room for giant growth.
Ava Earl says of her new single:
“After going deaf in my right ear, I was left with emotions that took months to unravel, sort, and explain. Six months in, I thought I had come to a semblance of peace when this song tumbled out of me, surprising me with a pain that was still so palpable.”