You Oughta Know: AV

There’s a certain duality that comes into play when talking about spring. On the one hand, most people are pretty happy about warmer weather and longer days. But on the other hand, sometimes the change in season also brings difficult personal change—in relationships, jobs, or mindset (plus allergies suck). As a result, spring, despite bringing approximately five billion outdoor events to Nashville, is often a little bittersweet.

Fortunately, pop up-and-comer AV understands this. She’s releasing two tracks on March 16—her debut single, “Just Us,” and “Young & Reckless,” a collab with LA-based producer Guy Gabriel—that are perfect for both sides of spring. “Just Us” is classic break-up fodder, with AV singing, “You tell me you love me but treat me just like a friend” over moody, cavernous percussion. Meanwhile, “Young & Reckless” is a windows-down ode to resilience and being, well, young and reckless. It’s the perfect duo of songs to get you through whatever this crazy season might throw at you.

For her favorite local dish, AV chose some appropriately sunny food: etc.’s Brussels sprouts. Says the singer on Nashville culinary veteran Deb Paquette’s sprouts: “They’re healthy for you and can be made dairy-free for my allergies. Plus, the way Deb prepares them—with smoked ham shank and dried cranberries and caramelized onions—makes them so different and delicious.”

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