Ashley J

  • MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you Ashley, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
     
    What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?

    • Ashley J: Thank you so much for having me. It’s a pleasure to be here!

      I always loved the way music made me feel. How it made me react to the situation around me and present. And even though I loved the music around me, I wasn’t grasping exactly what I wanted to hear. So I decided to create my own music around 8.

  • MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
    • Ashley J: I’ve always adored Artists like Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Dolly Parton. They’ve taught me so much about feelings, emotions, and writing style that I often use and think on when writing.
  • MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
    • Ashley J: I want my music to impact people. To reach them in a way that they know they have someone who relates to them and had a message they want to say and feel. Music is one of the only places in the world where I feel like I fit in. And I want to thrive in it.
  • MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
    • Ashley J: My favorite concert was a Nelson Concert when I was a kid. My first concert actually. That is when I realized I wanted to perform and be in music.
  • MuzicNotez: Your newest single is entitled ‘Dare Ya’, what was the inspiration behind this track?
    • Ashley J: “Dare Ya” is such a special song for me. It’s based off of a series of text messages sent to me by someone special in my life. And with all the sadness and tragedy around us in the world–* wanted to create something happy. Something that made people still believe in the beauty barking them. When I look back at these text messages, they remind me of the person I am and strive to be. They helped me, so I knew they would and could help someone else.
  • MuzicNotez: You also just released the official music video for ‘Dare Ya’, what was that process like? Give our readers an idea of what it was like to be on the set of the music video and locations that were shot.
    • Ashley J: Creating this music video was such a neat and amazing experience. I had the opportunity to share with people my vision for this song and a tiny taste of a surreal life we all dream about. Being in Hair and makeup, it was just such a cool adventure being able to express my love for this song and the inspiration behind it. It was like looking at a commercial for my life.

  • MuzicNotez: You worked in a few different genres before you found your ultimate voice in pop, are there any other genres you’d like to work with in the future?
    • Ashley J: Well I always joke around about being a secret Rap artist. I can spit a mean rhyme. But ultimately, I’ve worked so hard trying to discover my voice in pop, I’m pleased with where I am right now! But who knows what the future may hold.
  • MuzicNotez: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
    • Ashley J: I’m constantly working. Writing, and creating. I base my music off of my life and as I grow, so does my music. Ultimately what you’ll hear in the future will be the woman I am currently or headed to be.
  • MuzicNotez: Anything else you wish to say about yourself or your music? Any message for your fans?
    • Ashley J: For years I found myself questioning what I wanted in life, in myself and who I envisioned to be. I have found that we never stop growing, and never stop learning. Knowledge is your best tool, and your strongest assets. As are shoes :)

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