The ethereal and evocative soundscape of Ashley Elle’s latest release, “Death of Me,” beckons listeners to embark on a deeply introspective expedition. As a haunting guitar riff reverberates through the airwaves, the Los Angeles based indie-pop artist’s soul-stirring vocals delicately weave a tale of transformation and vulnerability. Queue up your fall playlists and put this one on repeat because it’s sure to be an autumn anthem!
The song’s production is a masterful journey in itself. Beginning with a simple arrangement, it gradually evolves, incorporating electronic elements and a driving beat that mirror the emotional trajectory of the song. As Ashley Elle’s lyricism unfolds, themes of transformation, self-discovery, and the struggle to let go are brought to the forefront. Lines like, “Cut my hair, dyed it blonde, I paid a therapist to keep me calm” encapsulate the essence of shedding old layers and embracing the unknown. The lyrics reflect the challenges we commonly feel in this process, acknowledging the difficulty of leaving behind what was once familiar.
“I moved to Los Angeles four years ago to attend college and pursue music. While I love it out here, there are many moments where I wish I could run home to my small town in Wisconsin. ‘Death of Me’ is a song to LA- a place full of dreams and possibilities wrapped in competition and insecurities.”
– Ashley Elle
Ashley Elle’s combination of music and message in “Death of Me” creates a safe space for listeners to explore their own vulnerabilities while finding empowerment in their personal journey of growth. Acting as a follow up to her previous singles “Somebody’s Somebody” and “Heavy, Heavy, Heavy,” Ashley Elle is on track to earn her places next to artist like Gracie Abrams and Lizzy Alpine. Stream “Death of Me” below and follow her on Instagram @aashleyelle.
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