New from Ashe: Stream the Reflective “When I’m Older,” from Debut Full-Length ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7

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Singer/songwriter Ashe has premiered another single from her anticipated full-length debut record, Ashlyn, which will be released on May 7.

Announced officially in early April, Ashlyn comes on the heels of a precipitous rise for Ashe launched as a result of her 2019 single “Moral of the Story” earned hundreds of millions of streams (from her double EP Moral of the Story Chapters 1 & 2).

The new song is called “When I’m Older,” and was debuted on Thursday:

“’When I’m Older’ is a record about saying ‘I had all these moments with you and all these memories, and you took up such a big part of my life, that God, I hope that when 10 years from now, 15 years from now, I hope that I don’t miss you anymore,” explained Ashe in a statement. “I hope that I’m not still telling stories about you or still thinking about you, which ultimately, I don’t know if that’s true, but it’s a good hope.’”

The overwhelming success of “Moral of the Story” (which, per a news release, has totaled 758 million streams to date, generated Ashe a million Instagram followers, over 9.5 million monthly Spotify listeners, one million TikTok followers and beyond),  essentially launched Ashe into the public consciousness and earned her fans around the world — and, as a result, has built up her first full-length album into a full-fledged “event.”

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It’s the third song shared thus far from the album, joining “I’m Fine”:

And “‘Till Forever Falls Apart,” her recent collaboration with FINNEAS (her co-producer on previous EPs and Billie Eilish’s brother/creative partner):

Said Ashe about the process that went into putting together her first full album:

“Ashlyn is deeply reflective and honest, full of stories of my experiences with fear and pain and turning those hard things into joy and independence. I’m an experiential writer and there was no way I was going to make an album that didn’t address my personal journey, from my brother’s death this last year to my own experiences with emotional abuse. I think you have to be vulnerable to create something really great and I believe I did that. Writing this album was also an opportunity to show that I’m not just a songwriter and a singer but a producer and a musician with a very clear vision for my art. Joni Mitchell refers to herself like a bee, gathering stories like pollen and trying to make honey from it, ‘whether or not the flavor suits people is something beyond my control.’ I really tried to take that approach to writing this album, making something I loved above everything else. I couldn’t be more proud of Ashlyn and I hope many people happen to love it too.”

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