Ashley Allen new single “Let’s Go” FREE Download
Ashley To Tour Australia This Spring!
New York, NY – April 4, 2013 – Ashley Allen, a surprising, fresh, young, and provocative new talent, is putting some substance into the pop world with a batch of infectiously catchy future hits that make you want to sing, dance, and wild-out on the surface, but think, dream, and wonder on the inside. Allen’s single “Let’s Go” is now available for free download on her website, here: www.itsashleyallen.com
Ashley’s music is fun, upbeat, and danceable pop. One could think that a pretty blonde who likes to have fun and sings upbeat pop songs has nothing deeper to say, but scratch that surface and dig a little deeper and you will get a few surprises. “When you hear certain songs of mine, like ‘Body Say No, Heart Say Yes’ or ‘Mr. Valentine,’ people think they’re about a boy, but there is so much more to me and what I have to say as an artist than that,” explains the 23-year-old singer/songwriter with looks more like a California beach blonde than the native New Yorker she is. Ashley, who grew up surrounded by the music industry, states, “I went through a lot when I was younger, some really challenging times dealing with bullying, anxiety, depression, and eventually drugs. I was in a very dark place and my music is what got me out of it. It doesn’t matter where you grow up or what your parents do, everyone has unhappiness and struggles and I’ve definitely had my fair share.”
To escape her sadness, Ashley would hole up in her room and write poems and songs as a way to release her emotions and express herself. One early childhood song was called, “Love Will Find A Way,” which is about learning to love yourself before you can love another- wise sentiments for a fifth grader, who as a little girl would dance and sing around the house with her mother to the sounds of Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Celine Dion.
It was those troubling times that fueled Ashley’s ambition and need to get these songs out of her. Her debut album is the product of going from dark to light, negative to positive, unhappiness to bliss. With influences ranging from pop princesses Britney Spears and Taylor Swift to the intensity that is Marilyn Manson and the electronic dance sounds of dubstep to country chart-toppers Rascal Flatts, Ashley comes at her own music with an eclectic musical taste and a wide-ranging array of life experiences that she’s poured into her songs. Songs like “Let’s Go” show the Ashley that she is today: positive, fun, and uninhibited.
Ashley Allen Show Dates:
April 26 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY*
May 9 – Bowery Electric – New York, NY
May 17 – BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
May 23 – San Manuel Casino – Highland, CA**
May 30 – Southern Cross Club – Canberra, AUS***
May 31 – South Sydney Juniors – Kingsford, AUS***
Jun 02 – Mounties, Mt. Prichard – Sydney, AUS***
Jun 05 – Wests Leagues – Newcastle, AUS***
Jun 07 – Shoppingtown Hotel – Doncaster, AUS***
Jun 08 – The Palms at Crown – Melbourne, AUS***
Jun 09 – Chelsea Heights Hotel – Chelesea Heights, AUS***
Jun 30 – Stage 48 – New York, NY
*Chris Wallace – Z100 show
**Stevie B, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Taylor Dane, C&C Music Factory and Expose.