I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Ashley Anne to learn five random facts about herself and the story behind her song Get Well Soon. Check out my interview with Ashley Anne.
Loryn: Thus far, what's a favorite memory or something quirky that's taken place (in-studio, onstage, or elsewhere)?
Ashley: My favorite memory so far has definitely been my first live performance in Nashville. It was a writer's round, and I just remember overthinking my outfit and what songs I would sing. I grew up playing shows all the time in Virginia Beach, but playing here felt like a whole different ball game in the best way possible.
Loryn: What message do you hope fans get from your music?
Ashley: The biggest aspect of music to me is healing, whether it's healing a broken heart or healing a happy heart, the goal is to take what I have been through (good and bad) and put it to song for people to better fathom what they may also be going through. I always say that I have lived a lot for a 19-year-old, and I share it through music so that others are given guidance and protection through my lyrics.
Loryn: If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be?
Ashley: I would love to open for someone like Taylor Swift, a woman who seems to have the world in her hands. The goal is to open for someone who has a large audience who feels the music they listen to, and I think Taylor has mastered reaching that exact audience.
Loryn: What is the story behind your upcoming single, Get Well Soon?
Ashley: The story behind "Get Well Soon" was your classic "a girl said this about me" story. I had been called out for something I was insecure about, and I put my emotions to a song. I tried to resonate with the idea that people say things for a reason because they are usually hurting inside too. I try to look at bullying from a different perspective and simply just pray for people who feel like they need to put hate out into the world. It also acts as an anthem for people who have been bullied before, a way of making them feel empowered yet still humble and understanding.
Loryn: What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Ashley: Something surprising about me is that my hobbies are simply all over the place. From cooking, to interior design, to painting, to fashion, I have a deep love for all things and I usually will stop at nothing until I reach my idea of success in those departments.
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