I find my happy place in the vulnerability; it took me a while to get here, but I find myself gravitating towards the truth more and more. I enjoy the unapologetic, brutally honest and awkward way that humans can exist.
This may be why I found my joy in Ashe’s music.
Ashe is the reason why I have made a rule to never miss an opening act at a concert. Had I been late to the show, I would have missed her wonderful and relatable energy on stage. I found myself gravitating towards her energy at that concert and I immediately looked her up as soon as I got home. So now here we are, months later and still obsessing over her.
Moral of the Story Chapter 1, is her latest EP and it feels imperative that you all listen to it immediately. These four songs could not have come at a better time, so consider my lost and depressed-self extremely grateful.
Ashe shines when she is being her most vulnerable. Whether she’s discussing a failed relationship, “Moral of the Story” or contemplating how lost she feels in life, “Figured Out”; her power comes when expressing her truth.
I hold my breath subconsciously
I hope this bed won’t swallow me
I tell myself it gets better but
Looking around I wonder who does
Her voice feels strong in its conviction while showcasing the tender and sweet way in which she exists. This EP feels like a breath of fresh air; Ashe should feel proud in knowing that she is out here slowly making the world a better and more honest place. She has found a way to create magic out of insecurities and her music makes me feel a little less alone.
I won’t try to pick a favorite song off the EP because it feels like an impossible task but “Moral of the Story” feels personal. It feels like the inner monologues I try to quiet down on a daily basis. It feels confusing and assuring all at the same time. It feels like a life lesson wrapped in a beautiful melody and it demands to be heard by everyone.
Do yourself a favor and go listen to Moral of the Story: Chapter 1 immediately.