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Artist Review: Ashley Sankey
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The intro here is short and sweet. Ashley came into music love as a percussionist first, then went to singing. She kept working at it. And that’s all you’re gonna get as an explanation.
“Man Of My Dreams” certainly comes on like a classy R&B song. It’s smooth and well composed, with just a touch of echoing voice behind the primary vocals. It’s mixed like a professional song, which is impressive. Ashley does have a decently smooth voice as well, so this will all at least be vocally pleasant to listen to.
We drift away on memory’s bliss (100 points if you get the reference) in the higher-pitched “Into You.” I think you loose some of the nice smoky R&B sound when you take the vocals up that high, and it’s hard to get that back.
“It’s Over” is lead in by a high piano, almost fooling us into thinking jazz is coming, but she keeps that steady R&B groove. I think there was a more graceful away to approach the chorus, but overall the song is pretty classy and quietly powerful. She knew he was wrong and realizes she gave everything. Time to move on to better.
This next one was kind of on the weird side. “True Love” has a really off electronic sound to it that doesn’t quite mesh right with the words or feel of the track that it seems to be attempting. It’s just off-putting, like someone produced it the wrong way.
“Satisfaction” is, unfortunately, recorded so low that it’s difficult to grasp what’s really going on. Everything’s basically whispered to a degree of non-understanding. There seems to be some interesting layering and harmonies happening, but I can’t say I’m feeling it for sure if I can’t hear it. And no, it’s not a matter of my volume being down.
This one was a relatively strong start, even for the lack of biography on the page. Then, I don’t know, it’s just like the recording quality went extremely downhill. Ashley’s got something nice to offer an audience, but needs a better group supporting her in the studio so that audience can hear her properly.
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