Nashville based songwriter, Paul Orehovec, is first and foremost a storyteller.
Drawing inspiration from personal triumphs, failures and the diverse characters he’s met along the way, Paul weaves tales of love, heartbreak, and the pursuit of happiness into his songs. He splits his time, co-writing with up-and-coming country artists and releasing his own music under the moniker, “Poor Life Choices”
With “Poor Life Choices”, Paul explores a wide range of genres, incorporating elements of country, folk, reggae, and rock to create a sound uniquely his own. Often humorous, sometimes gut-wrenching, always authentic.
Paul was born in Ohio and raised in Miami, Florida where he cut his teeth as a songwriter and live performer with multiple bands. During his tenure in bands, he played hundreds of shows, performed at festivals like the Warped Tour and opened for James Brown, The Skatalites, and many more.
Orehovec moved to Los Angeles to pursue music and his other storytelling passion, film. For over 15 years, he lent his creative expertise to the world of television, contributing to the success of numerous shows, most notably “The Closer” and “Major Crimes” for TNT. With his background as a television producer, Paul brings a unique perspective to his songs, infusing his music with an innate sense of structure, character and cinematic quality.
Although he never stopped writing songs and performing, it wasn’t until 2020 that Paul decided to pursue the craft full-time. He created “Poor Life Choices” as a tongue-in-cheek way to self-deprecatingly describe his career change and began to release music.
Paul moved to Nashville to surround himself with the world’s greatest songwriters and the next big country stars. The audiences in Music City have embraced his clever and captivating lyrics, as he explores the human condition and confronts the absurdity of life’s highs and lows.
He is currently recording the first full-length “Poor Life Choices” album.