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Ava Gaudin: “Sixteen”

By: Fay Rose
August 28, 2021

It seems only fitting that 16-year old singer-songwriter Ava Gaudin would title her first solo single, “Sixteen.” This song is sure to resonate with teenagers everywhere, as well as with adults reminiscing about those days long past.

“Sixteen” shines a light on this significant time in a young person’s life when they start to come-of-age sort of speak, branching away from their parents protection and baby-stepping toward independence. It’s a charming pop song that captures the sweet innocence of being sixteen, combined with the exciting anticipation of the future that awaits.

Listening to “Sixteen,” the lyrics play out like an entry from a diary, being sung with the authenticity of a bedroom performance when no one is watching. Ava Gaudin’s enchanting voice is melodic and pure. The Boxford, Massachusetts native has been singing since she was 7, and performing as part of a duo with fellow Masconmet student Pearce Deal in their band, Catching Arrows, since the age of 8.

Bring back a lost memory from your youth by streaming “Sixteen” today.

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