We recently had the chance to sit down with Brighton based singer 'Salt Ashes', who released her debut album July 15th with Radikal Records. We loved it so much we had to ask her a few questions about it.
Q: With the very recent release of your debut album, what has the reaction been like so far? And how excited are you about it?
A: It's been overwhelming actually. I didn't expect this kind of reaction from people. Everything has been positive so far and I'm so happy that it's finally out there for everyone to hear.
Q: The record seems to be an incredibly good one to dance to. How excited are you to start performing these tracks live?
A: I love performing the tracks so much. It's great to see the audience moving to my music and making the room all sweaty!
Q: What was the biggest inspiration for this album?
A: Different things really. The album is an insight into around 5 years of my life and I think in some ways my entire life! There's a lot about previous relationships, friendships, experiences I've had and stories I've created from people watching which I love to do. It will be different with the next album, I'm sure.
Q: In terms of songwriting, do you typically write with the live aspect in mind? Maybe give us a brief overview of the writing process for this album.
A: My writing process is different each time I write. Sometimes I'll start off with a beat and build a track up roughly from there then start singing over what I've created. Other times I'll have a lyric in mind, start playing some chords and begin playing around with those words. Usually with an uptempo song I'll imagine playing it live and try and create something that I think will take the audience on a journey with tension and builds etc.. other times I will be so in the zone of writing that all I am focused on is the moment.
Q: What is one of your favorite lyrics that you've written?
A: Into me, like bullets through a screen, my heart is no machine.
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to take music to the next level and make Salt Ashes a career?
A: I've always known that I wanted to be a singer... the songwriting came a little later for me but I started taking everything seriously around the age of 18.
Q: What's next for you? Is there a tour coming any time soon that we should know about?
A: I'm hoping I'm able to make more music, play more shows and yes... a tour would be sick!
You can find Salt Ashes debut album (Salt Ashes) on Spotify, iTunes and anywhere else you listen to your tasty jams.
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