Music has always had the power to allow us to convey our emotions, whether we are the artist or the listener. Melodies, lyrics, and harmonies have also constantly served as tools for us to better understand the inner workings of our minds. Singer and songwriter, Ashe takes this one step further because she aims to create music that is there for us when no one else is.
Ashe’s musical goals fall beautifully in line with RADIO.COM's I’m Listening initiative. Through the power of talk, music, and acceptance, I’m Listening works to curate a whole group of artists and athletes who work endlessly to use their talents and platforms as a way to uplift our mental health and sense of well-being.
On Wednesday, September 23, join Ashe and an array of guests during our special I’m Listening broadcast as we facilitate a space to talk candidly about mental health, healing through music and so much more.
For Ashe music has always been a constant source of catharsis and an outlet for processing. The “Moral of the Story” singer elaborates, “music is an extremely important tool that we can sort of use against or for ourselves. If you’re feeling the most heavy and sad, you can find the playlist to just like sink into it, which maybe is exactly what your soul needs for that day,” she follows up by adding, “music, on the other hand, can be incredibly healing… it can be an incredibly therapeutic experience.”
The personal value that Ashe gets from her own songwriting and creating process also benefits her fans. The singer has us in mind when creating her melodic and dramatic tunes. She works to be authentic because, in turn, Ashe knows that when she writes from her most real place, listeners can directly correlate her experiences to their own. The California native tells us, “as an artist, in a way, our job is to go out into the world… and experience life and then to report back.”
When Ashe is “reporting back” her most genuine voice is what we hear on her records. “I just want people to feel like, you know, if no one else is there for them, I’m there, and it’s actually me,” shares the rising artist.
RADIO.COM’s I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.