Singer/songwriter Ashe continues her interactive new Instagram series, Q(uarantine) & A(she) today, Thursday, March 24 at 4pm PT/7pm ET with special guest, Elektra recording artist Phil Good. Previous guests include FINNEAS, who also executive produced her double-EP Moral of the Story: Chapter 1 and 2, out now on Mom + Pop Music, as well as Quinn. With these engaging conversations with like-minded creative friends, Ashe is able to lend support to fans feeling the impact of isolation and uncertainty in the current new reality of the health pandemic. Ashe commented, “now’s the best time to call and Facetime the people you love. We’ll get through this if we get through it together (at a distance).”
Raised in the Bay Area, Ashe started playing piano at age eight and writing her own songs at ten. As she expanded her palette by immersing herself in the music of Brian Wilson and Carole King, songwriting quickly became something of a lifeline. “There was a lot of chaos in my family life when I was a kid, and music was always the only thing that made sense,” says Ashe. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College Of Music, she explains, “At first I didn’t want to be an artist—I was insecure, and didn’t think I was good enough to sing my own songs,” she recalls. “But then I kept feeling like I was really the only one who could sing the songs I was writing. I wanted to tell my own story.”
Ashe’s title breakthrough track, “Moral of the Story,” which The New York Times thoughtfully noted is about, “working toward self-forgiveness after a divorce,” while Billboard called it “emotionally raw,” has been growing by leaps and bounds on multiple platforms over the last several weeks. Following its high-profile placement on the Netflix film, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, the song was recently #1 most added at Alternative radio and is now trending Top 25, with major stations including Alt Nation, WNYL (NY), KROQ (LA) and KITS (San Fran) playing the record. The song also boasts impressive digital growth, with over 110 million global streams at a rate of 3 million per day, and is one of Spotify’s Top 20 Viral tracks all over the world including the UK, France, Germany and more.