JOE AVIO NEW RELEASE WHATEVER WILL WE DO
Independent artist Joe Avio is newly on our radar and for good reason. With his debut EP “Whatever Will We Do,” he captured our attention by simply being different from what we are hearing from anyone else right now. In each song he finds the perfect balance of chill and I’m-ready-to-start-dancing feel. Each song takes us from a slow-tempo to somehow being caught up in a beat drop. We will be listening to this EP at all times of the day because to be honest, it’s super vibey and we love the way it makes us feel.
THE HONEY: WHAT IS THE STORY/MESSAGE WITH YOUR EP? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION?
JOE: “There wasn’t really a story when I started the EP. Almost all of the songs were created without any concern for how they’d fit into the rest! It only really turned into a project when everything was almost finished. Suddenly the songs all made sense together and I had created a cohesive project without knowing that’s what I’d been working toward all along. The inspiration for every song is different. I suppose they just center around all of the difficult truths we have to deal with as budding adults. I guess a more simple answer would just be my life as an 18-22 year old!”
THE HONEY: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG ON THE EP? FAVORITE LYRIC? BREAK IT DOWN FOR US!
JOE: “My favorite song is ‘Anymore’! My favourite lyric is probably ‘I hope in some way that you’re still laughing too.’ It’s definitely one of the least complex lyrics on the project but I think it says a lot. The song is about losing someone who was incredibly close to me. I’m agnostic, but I was thinking about the idea of some kind of existence post death. I guess we live on in others’ memories so it was nice to think that maybe she’s laughing there, maybe somewhere else, maybe not at all. It’s a comforting idea to toss around but after a while it feels more like a crutch than anything else, I don’t know. Maybe I was just trying to convince myself more than anything.”
THE HONEY: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE ABOUT THIS EP?
JOE: “I worked really hard to make sure that there was something everybody could relate to in the songs. I truly do believe that there’s something for everybody included in this project so if you have thirty minutes, listen to it! I used to listen to music because it helped me quantify my feelings. Hearing somebody else put feelings into words always helped me process them. Things are less scary when you can spell them out you know? I The idea that I could do that for somebody through music is really the basis of why I make it.”
You can listen to “Whatever Will We Do,” here.