Grammy-nominated songwriter and Birmingham native Alvin Garrett releases soul album

Grammy-nominated songwriter Alvin Garrett releases his soul-infused and self-penned album The Lightness of Love

Grammy-nominated songwriter Alvin Garrett is releasing his soul-infused and self-penned album The Lightness of Love on Friday, February 5, and YOU are invited to watch a special broadcast performance LIVE on Facebook

Alvin Garrett

Special Livestream Facebook Broadcast

Alvin is celebrating the release of The Lightness Of Love in a special 45 minute livestream broadcast, where he will talk in-depth about his album and give a special performance of his current single “My Gift To You.” Fans can CLICK HERE tune-in Friday, February 5 via at 8 p.m. CST.

“Last year, I released The Awakening to inspire listeners to think, feel and become aware of the heaviness of social injustice and systemic oppression. With this album The Lightness of Love, it’s been important to me to lift others up. I hope that when people listen, in some way, this music helps lighten some of the heaviness that exists. It’s been a positive and inspiring experience for me to create this album, and I’m excited for people to hear it,” shared Garrett.

The Lightness of Love

The Lightness of Love (HILL Entertainment) reaffirms the importance of connection, love, and togetherness, and delivers with a passion reminiscent of the romantic, soulful love songs served up by Motown in the 1970s. The Lightness of Love comes on the heels of Alvin’s recently released album The Awakening, a reflection of the recent social unrest and the release of his swinging, feel-good lead single “My Gift to You.” CLICK HERE to listen to The Lightness of Love.

The Lightness of Love Track Listing

  1. “Hang with Me”
  2. “Go Together”
  3. “Soft Spot”
  4. “My Gift to You”
  5. “In It”
  6. “The Lightness of Love feat. Kim Scott”
  7. “Beat Beat”

Soul Music with a Sultry Vibe

With his fourth, full-length studio album The Lightness of Love, Alvin offers a free and easy infusion of intricate arrangements and melodic vocal lines combined with smooth jazz and sultry R&B. With each song, Alvin settles into a pocket so deep you’ll want to get comfortable. His intuitive sense of emotion and musicality are on full display and easily translated in songs like “In It,” revealing a delicate and impressive range of vocal scales, transporting the listener into a feeling of euphoria. The title track “The Lightness of Love” meets his equally-matched and impressive musicianship, featuring jazz/classical flutist and Billboard No.1 charting recording artist Kim Scott, and his lead single “My Gift To You,” is a bold offering of romance and steamy lyrical wordplay with undertones of Gospel, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Altogether, the seven-song collection is compelling, and brings together his sophisticated voice, expressive melodies, masterful songwriting, and a musical energy that is uplifting.

The Awakening

Featured by the Inspired Southerner, Birmingham Times, and Smooth Jazz, Alvin’s recently released album The Awakening garnered critical acclaim with WTUG-FM (Tuscaloosa, AL) lauding the triple threat singer/songwriter and producer as an artist that “…managed to capture the spirit of today’s climate with a few simple words…” Gospel Music Fever recalled his ability to “…harness the cry for change…” Alvin continues to release new music with lyrics to inspire, and recently teamed up with The Dannon Project to develop and empower others with his innovative songwriting program The Write Life. The culmination of all of this has sculpted his own personal journey as an artist.

Listen Now on Spotify

Alvin’s Alabama Roots

As a pioneer of inspirational soul, the Alabama-born-and-raised preacher’s son’s first foray into music was through his musical experiences at church and his love of bass guitar. Traveling a long road throughout his musical career since then, he’s worn multiple hats as a business owner, professional bassist, music and event producer, and an award-winning songwriter and recording/performing artist. Along the way, he’s gone on to build a storied and impressive 20-year career that’s ushered him to the forefront of soul and R&B as a professional bassist and producer, arranger and songwriter for Joe, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia Barrino, Ruben Studdard, Jordan Knight, Deitrick Haddon, and more. Adding to that, he’s garnered multiple awards including a Grammy nomination, a Soul Train Award, a Dove Award, and a Stellar Award.

Follow Alvin Garrett on Spotify for his latest releases

And, don’t forget to tune-in Friday, February 5 via at 8 p.m. CST for a special Facebook LIVE performance!

For more information about Alvin Garrett, visit or follow him on Facebook: The Alvin Garrett and Instagram: @TheAlvinGarrett.

All recording, mixing, and mastering by Alvin Garrett at HILL Studios, Birmingham, AL.

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