Ashe is an artist to keep an eye on. A graduate from Berklee College of Music, she’s already toured alongside Louis The Child, The Chainsmokers, and Lauv. Following the success of her single Choirs, Ashe recently released her EP The Rabbit Hole. A fan of whimsy and Carole King, her sound is light and uplifting, perfect for a warm summer day.
We’re excited to see what Ashe does in the future and while we wait, we asked her a few questions about her career:
How did you get started in music?
If I’m being honest, I feel like I’m just starting. If I had to pinpoint a really life-changing career moment, it’d be working with my boys, Louis The Child.
How did you first get involved with electronic acts such as Louis The Child, Whethan and Shaun Frank?
Out of college, I moved to Nashville, I wanted to be a songwriter and while I was there I kept doing all these writing road trips to Chicago where I met all those amazing guys.
How did going to Berklee affect your musical style?
I love looooovee jazz but didn’t really get into it or understand it until Berklee. Berklee really changed the game for me. Now there’s a little bit of jazz influence in everything I do.
With so much talent in one college, how did you stand out?
Haha. I don’t think I stood out at all! I feel like I kept my head down in school. I mean it feels weird to say, but I feel like the people who were Berklee “stars” while they were in school aren’t really doing much in their careers now.
Your recent song Choirs is blowing up. What’s the story behind that tune?
Thank you! Choirs is a song about the voices in my head. The good, the bad, the ugly. Writing Choirs was therapy about embracing those voices and then picking out which ones to listen to.
What was the inspiration for the trippy, warped visuals?
I’m a massive Willy Wonka fan so we really dove into that.
How do you find life on the road and touring?
Exhausting, wonderful. I feel drunk even when I’m sober on tour, haha.
What would be your dream venue to perform at?
Ooo I’ve already sung there with my friends but I’ve never headlined and it’s my dreeeaamm to headline Red Rocks. Yowza, that’ll be the day.
If you could only listen to three albums for the rest of your days, which would they be?
Carole King – Tapestry
John Mayer – Battle Studies
and then proooobably…
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Listen to The Rabbit Hole below: