My single “You Got Me” is the last of 4 singles that are released 2021 into 2022. The idea was to release a 4 track EP but decided to release each one as a single instead.
The idea going into this song is a strong message about being a father, a husband, a friend, a son, a brother - all of the above. No matter what life throws at you, you will always have someone in your corner.
My name is Len Cava. I have been writing music for over 20 years. I was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and currently living in Philadelphia PA. My passion of music derived from 90’s Alternative, an era of music that never left me. I consider song writing an outlet to write and sing about experiences to help others who can relate, to find inspiration and to keep moving forward.
Inspiration comes and goes in waves. I am embraced by an amazing wife, and three amazing children. There are times I have to keep reminding myself how lucky I am to have an amazing job, an amazing family and a strong support system of close friends. However, the more time passes, the more things change. As hard as it is to adapt at times, writing music really helps me deal with it in a way where I almost want to put that advice to pen and paper. Of course, things are not always perfect. Digging back into my past, learning from mistakes, and also finding the right words to get over situations isn't easy. When people ask me for advice, I always revert back to the same principle. Life is way too short to fret over situations beyond your control. Embrace life and enjoy it. Even if it means pushing the negativity aside for a little while, or even for good.
After I graduated High School in 2001, I took a year off from school to really reflect and understand what direction I wanted to go in life. It wasn’t easy. That led me to move in with my grandparents in Philadelphia, PA where my entire outlook on life changed. I earned a degree in English at Neumann College in Aston, PA and had the opportunity to study abroad in London for 10 weeks studying Shakespeare. During my time taking care of my grandparents, I started two bands: Infer and Solace Empathy.
Being in a band and writing about life experiences was such an amazing time in my life. However, the band split up when we all went our separate ways in life. An amazing group of guys to play in a band with.
Years of being dormant and only writing a few songs here and there as well as producing an Album called ‘Revamped’ with little to no experience mixing and editing, I was recently rejuvenated by a jolt of writing I never experienced since being in a band in 2008. This prompted me to write my first STUDIO album “A Real Life Movie.”
Since the release of “A Real Life Movie,” I wanted to dig deeper and create new ideas to really reach people in a different way. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic inspired me to push a new album by remotely hiring Michael Harmon once again at Studio Crash in Philadelphia, PA to edit, mix and master “Make It A Memory” which will be released on 8.4.2020. Since the studio was closed for in person sessions, Michael and I worked through Zoom and Dropbox, and most recently, twitch in order to communicate. The process was amazing.
Flipping the page to 2021, I won an instagram contest with Global Music Producers from the UK. I was paired with producer Darius Kiani to produce, record, mix and master a full production song. Being able to connect remotely using Google Meets, I sent Darius music I wrote and recorded and he brought them to life! He has a great passion for refining an idea by bringing in waves of experience to make the songs stand out. I ended up going with an EP package to work with Darius Kiani on 4 new songs (including the contest winner song). I'm excited to see where this project goes.