Ava Della Pietra Takes The Long Way Home

The singer-songwriter shares a preview of her upcoming debut EP Truth Or Truth.


Ava Della Pietra describes her perfect afternoon – a long drive with the windows down, surrounded by friends, great music, and blue skies — on Long Way Home, her new single and lyric video showcasing today on Tinnitist.

“I wrote Long Way Home during the pandemic when I was yearning to leave my house, travel, and see other people,” the young singer/songwriter and Broadway actress explains. “The song is a fantasy about getting together with my friends, doing our favourite things, and driving ‘down all the roads we’ve never seen before.’ ” The song will be featured on Ava’s debut EP Truth Or Truth, due Aug. 12.

The release of Long Way Home follows a busy year for Ava. A prolific, motivated, and multi-faceted creative, Ava has emerged as one of the most promising young artists on the pop scene today, having already established herself on the Broadway stage in the original cast of School of Rock. Her recent single Power of You reached No. 21 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart alongside artists like Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift, and her song Optimist earned the Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting award from The Great American Song Contest.

For as long as she can remember, Ava has been drawn to music — but it wasn’t just listening to it; it was creating it. A multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, bass, guitar, violin, and ukulele, Ava began performing at age four and writing songs at age five. By the time she was 12, she was starring in School Of Rock, having already toured the country in the national tours of White Christmas and Les Misérables.

For Ava, songwriting and performing is something that has always come easily. She’s been featured on shows like Good Morning America and Sesame Street, performed at the Sundance Film Festival and the Great South Bay Music Festival, and even played Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 Knicks fans. Recently, the New York State School Music Association Calls for Creators Competition Songwriters Showcase named Ava the 2021 winner for her songs Optimist and Moon, while the New York Young Performer’s Prize competition awarded her second place for her performance of the song Popular from the musical Wicked.

Now, as she prepares for the release of her debut EP, Ava is focusing on a more acoustic path. Working with producer Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson, Beyoncé) as well as producers Steven Martinez, Adrian Gurvitz (Andra Day, Ziggy Marley) and Jimmy Greco, Ava has written more than 130 songs, many while quarantining with her family on Long Island. “My creativity was really flowing, I would just sit right down and write a song. My newer songs are based on emotions that I am feeling in my everyday life.”

Confident, talented, smart and focused, the world is, as they say, Ava’s oyster, something she isn’t taking for granted. “I am going to take things as they go and continue to share my experiences with people,” Ava said. “No matter what I do when I get older, I will always keep releasing music.” While the topics of her songs range from friendships to love to boys to world issues, Ava spends a lot of time with her lyrics when she’s writing, knowing that they will always be a place in time that she has captured. “Music is such a powerful way to convey my thoughts and ideas, it’s like a journal, a true snapshot of my life. Looking at it retrospectively, it has helped me discover a lot about myself; I hope my songs do the same for others.”

Check out Long Way Home above, stream the song on your preferred DSP HERE, sample more songs from Ava Della Pietra below, and keep up with her at her website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.