Ashe occupies a unique space between indie and Disney. Two years after scoring a viral hit with the divorce ballad “Moral Of The Story,” the 28-year-old San Jose native born Ashlyn Rae Willson released her debut album Ashlyn last week. It’s too fascinating to be slagged off as basic, but there’s a down-the-middle quality to its ambition. On one hand, Ashe’s songs sound like they could thrive on easy listening radio and in public spaces like grocery stores, and they appeal directly to listeners’ most sentimental impulses. On the other hand, she’s a wonderfully engaging writer with a flair for the dramatic who has configured her influences into a compelling debut album.
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Last month, we learned that Instagram is planning to launch its own in-app video platform that rivals TikTok. Now, Instagram Reels has arrived and has already caused for various new videos to go viral. The immediate popularity of Reels may not be such a good thing for TikTok. Read more: Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ era […]
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From the mid-2000s to present day, scene trends have come and gone. Some, such as piercings, tattoos, skinny jeans and beanies, have proven to be timeless classics. Other trends, however, have been given new life, such as transferring the love of Invader Zim to the Adult Swim hit animation Rick & Morty. Regardless, certain styles […]