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NEW ALBUM: ALYSSA REID | ASHS

Canadian pop singer-songwriter Alyssa Reid is back. Well, at least under that name again. From 2018 to 2020, she released four singles and two EPs under the name ASHS which finally became a full circle moment as her new album "ASHS," including those tracks plus some new jams including “Mean.” It’s as catchy as you’d expect any of Reid (or ASHS) material to be. “For most people, time heals all wounds,” explains ASHS. “For me, songwriting does. Gone are the days where I would sit and write sad songs about how he broke my heart. It turns out, life went on, and I’m fine. I found thoughts of him creeping back into my head recently, and it took me a minute to understand what emotion it was triggering. Did I miss him? I thought I did, so I started writing. But as the song started to develop, it was blatantly clear to me how many red flags I had missed when I was caught up in the rush of it. It turns out he wasn’t so special after all. Wasted a few years.” Pulling back the curtain, Juno award-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Alyssa Reid reveals her identity and artistic versatility. ASHS was created as an exploration into the new sonic territory. Over the past few years, the 26-year-old artist has been honing her craft; becoming the go-to songwriter for artists like Bulow (“Not A Love Song”) and Virginia to Vegas (“Selfish”), now recasting her signature smoky vocals to form the foundation of her most ambitious project to date. Reid rose to fame in 2011 with her single “Alone Again” but created ASHS as a way to venture into new music.