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  • Abigail Mornhinweg

Review: "Save Us" - Ashley Elle

Ashley Elle’s hard-hitting new single “Save Us” has hit streaming and is now released. “Save Us,” in Ashely’s own words, is about “the messiness and complexities of love and relationships.” In the song, Ashley writes about a relationship that, through manipulation and games, has broken her. She’s tried to make it work, and now she’s done. That feeling of trying to find every solution, yet none of them working out, that Ashley is singing about is captured nicely throughout the track. It’s expressed over a heartbeat-like, slow production, which also nicely matches Ashley’s vocals: it’s all quiet, like the quiet feeling of giving up on a partnership that once was real. Like Ashely said, there was “nothing left to save [her and her partner].”

This type of track does capture all of the feelings that Ashley talks about in the song well. Overall, this single does tie together cohesively: the lyrics, the production, and the vocals all fit together quite nicely. Ashley’s vocals are soft but match the low-key production nicely. The lyrics are the centerfold of this story: there was nothing left to save in Ashley’s eyes. Defeated, Ashley sings like she’s feeling the emotions all over again. That performance tie-in with the production caught my attention with this track. The specific situation of leaving a party due to an argument with a partner, with all the small details of situations before, leads listeners to sympathize and understand Ashley’s feelings.

Ashley Elle is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, attending Loyola Marymount University. Growing up, she discovered she wanted to become a singer-songwriter when her dad encouraged her to sing in the studio for the first time. From there, everything fell into place. Quickly having people from the industry reaching out and wanting to work with her, Ashley has honed the art of songwriting over time and touches on themes of love, heartbreak, and growing up all within her music. Following in the footsteps of artists such as Lizzy McAlpine and Gracie Abrams, Ashley Elle is vulnerable and authentic in her songwriting. Keep up with her on social media, which is linked below.

Written By Abby Mornhinweg



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