ASHE Explores Emotions on New EP, ‘Melancholia’


On the Melancholia EP, ASHE has tapped into his own emotions to deliver a story that you can’t help but get drawn into yourself.

Known for bringing the world sweeping soundscapes that provide a comforting electronic hug to all who listen, ASHE is an artist who should be on the radar of anyone who loves melodic music. Over the years he has taken listeners on journeys into the depths of dance music with releases on labels like Understated and now he’s returned to a familiar home, mau5trap, with the release of his latest EP, Melancholia.

Not your typical dance music release, ASHE has brought forth three tracks that are packed full of downtempo beats that are perfect to play during those late-night drives through the city or rainy days when you’re staying in. Title track “Melancholia” sees him team up with fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Léonie Gray to create a powerful, vocal-driven track that hits you right in the heartstrings. Interlacing a soothing beat with Gray’s gentle vocals, ASHE creates an impactful track that will have you coming back for another listen.

Related: Looking for more sounds from ASHE? Check out this exclusive guest mix from him for a taste of what he’s all about!

While “Melancholia” might be the standout on the release for me, the other two tracks on the are just as powerful. On “Somebody Else” ASHE incorporates a blend of piano melodies, samples of thunder, and quality electronic elements to create a journey that you can visualize by simply closing your eyes. The piano returns in “Whale Bones,” a track full of layered sounds that build in intensity before offering up a moment of peace before the beat booms back in to guide you the rest of the way and gives a sense of completion to the entire release.

Take a listen to this unique release from ASHE on Spotify below, download or stream the Melancholia EP on the platform of your choice, and let us know what your thoughts on it are in the comments!

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“Melancholia is such a heart piece. I went back to basics on the title track ‘Melancholia’ focussing on songwriting and storytelling. It’s an emotional piece about love, loss, and remembrance brought to life by the incredible Léonie Gray and it was an honour to be able to release it on such an iconic record label”


ASHE – Melancholia EP – Tracklist:

  1. Melancholia
  2. Somebody Else
  3. Whale Bones

ASHE - Melancholia EP

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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