Posted July 29, 2020 by whopperjaw in Tunes

Ashe Expresses Anger in a Healthy Way on New Single

Ashe photo by Dana Trippe
Ashe photo by Dana Trippe

Singer-songwriter Ashe just released her poetic new single, “Save Myself,” on Mom + Pop Music. The track comes on the heels of the very popular “Moral of the Story,” which appears on Ashe’s double EP, Moral of the Story Chapters 1 & 2, which is executive produced FINNEAS.

“Save Myself” sees Ashe’s distinctive, self-possessed style and sound on full display, with nods to her strong influences including the Beach Boys and Carole King. The song builds on the foundation of piano, layered melodies and an infectious chorus.

Produced by Jason Evigan (Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Madonna), the song was co-written by Ashe, Evigan, Casey Smith, and Michael Pollack. Pollack worked on additional production along with Big Taste (Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert), who acted as executive producer, with mixing by Manny Marroquin (Pink, John Mayer, Rihanna).

Lyrically, “Save Myself” addresses the emotions of a failed relationship and the frustration that follows. Ashe sings, “One day I’ll be good, right now I’m just mad, over being so mature, if only I was never yours… I could have saved myself…. I shouldn’t blame myself, I kind of saw it coming.” 

“I look at ‘Save Myself’ as the precursor to ‘Moral of the Story’ instead of the follow up,” says Ashe in a statement. “People say there are five stages of grief; I wrote ‘Moral of the Story’ in the fifth stage of grieving my relationship: acceptance. ‘Save Myself’ (although, written post ‘Moral’) is about my second stage: anger. It means the world to have a chance to express the anger I felt in a healthy way, because whether we like it or not, our anger demands to be felt and let out.”

“Moral Of the Story” Inspired by the demise of Ashe’s marriage and the “life-changing self-discovery “that followed, “Moral of the Story” has just been reimagined in a version featuring singer-songwriter Niall Horan.

A graduate from the Berklee College of Music., Ashe takes much of her inspiration from orchestral pop born from a previous era. 

“If I had an altar to bow to, it would be Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys,” she says.

In May, she staged a multi-artist charity livestream, In My Room, to celebrate the Beach Boys landmark recording with artists and friends, including FINNEAS, Ryan Tedder, AJR, Jacob Collier and more. Brian Wilson took to Twitter to show his support for the event, a fundraiser for Support & Feed, a Covid-19 relief initiative and MusiCares Covid-19 relief fund.

Photo credit: Dana Trippe


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