Sunday, October 1, 2017

Ashley J - Unbreakable

Ashley J - Unbreakable

Review: “Unbreakable” is Ashley J’s latest single and has much to commend it. Admittedly, there is a whole lot of subtle variety to these arrangements and performances.

First: Ashley’s impressive band delivers rock solid playing like a well-oiled machine. This is testament to hundreds of hours of rehearsal time no doubt. Second: Ashley herself possesses a voice and an impassioned writing style that hits the mark remarkably well within the electronica, pop music arena. She has the attributes required of an effective singer/songwriter. Third: her sound and amazing songwriting touch are as good as it gets in modern pop. All songs are a skillful combination of modern pop that reminded me of Katy Perry and Selena Gomez. Ashley has the creativity and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. What am I trying to say – well let me start by saying there is nothing fake and superficial about Ashey J and her music. It’s nice to know some artists take their soul into the studio these days rather than leave it at the door. Not every square inch is filled with musical ambience delivered under duress – but musical space this allows the music to breathe on its own with passion that cannot be faked. Equally as impressive is how marketable this catalogue truly is. It covers so much ground and despite this it manages to not spread itself to thin across to many lines – nice touch. I’ve always said if you can play it at a party, then it’s marketable. The music is extremely marketable - with a fresh sound that is passionately uplifted very much like Ashley J herself.  
Conclusion: Let me go on record by saying Ashley J has no weaknesses that I can see and hear. She has everything and this latest string of songs are and endearing staple limited by nothing. I would imagine in time we will hear more from this artist as the years unfold. Time will tell but I can honestly say this is one artist that is set up for marketable success down the road with her musical personality and fresh music style that gives today’s music a well needed wake up call.  

Jennifer Wallace  

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