Nashville Singer Songwriter Ashlynne Vince New Single Love You Anyway. I want my music to be honest, and for it to be something that everyone can relate to. I want people to have the freedom to take my lyrics and make them mean whatever it means to them. I want to help people heal, love, laugh, and live life. I believe that when words fail, music speaks.
Live interview Episode #552: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10470031
Interview by Jacqueline Jax
Host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Ashlynne Vince
Song name: Love You Anyway
Music Genre: Country
This song is about…
A love story that has come to an end. The unique story about this song is that my then boyfriend and I wrote it together. We should have known we were doomed, because it was easier to write a break-up song than a love song. Then again, I guess this is our version of a love song.
My music is…
A window into my life. It’s my joy, my fear, my goals, my failures, my accomplishments, my desires, my therapy. Music is my everything.
I want my music to be honest, and for it to be something that everyone can relate to. I want people to have the freedom to take my lyrics and make them mean whatever it means to them. I want to help people heal, love, laugh, and live life. I believe that when words fail, music speaks. My lyrics, my music is my GPS. This release is as honest as I’ve been and as vulnerable as I have allowed myself to be.
Where do you create your music?
Usually a song begins with a concept, an idea ,or a theme. Then I usually try to come up with a story, sometimes my mom, who is an English teacher, helps me with making the words more vivid or helps my words to paint a picture. After that, I usually run the rough draft past my producer and we head into the studio.
Once in the studio, we play around with chord progressions and riffs and see what instruments the song and the story are calling out for. Some songs need a violin while others are screaming for a little B3 or electric guitar etc. After that, we do ghost vocals and let the session players sort out what they hear. The final step is to go back to the studio and clean everything up and really focus on the vocals. It’s a long process and we always approach it with a game plan, but we also have to be flexible because the song tells us the direction it needs to go. A song is like a river. It forges its way.
How do you stay focused and balance creating with life?
I’m blessed to have a very supportive family and network of friends that understand my life. Although I no longer live at home, my family supported my move to Nashville and gave me the freedom to pursue music as a full time job and passion. My friends in Nashville are all musicians.
We understand the crazy schedules and what comes with being on gigs everyday and the challenges that go with it. The network is tight and the support overwhelming. We really celebrate each others successes and push each other to achieve our goals. It’s amazing. My roommate is also a full-time musician. I don’t think we could do it alone and we keep each other balanced, well, as balanced as musicians/artists can be. lol.
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?
I knew from very early on that I wanted to do this professionally, but in my small town of Niagara, ON there weren’t too many musicians who could earn a living doing what they loved. It certainly isn’t for lack of talent, because our hometown is rich in talent, and I have learned so much from many of our local artists.
But the advice that changed my path was to leave home and to move to Nashville. Although it’s hard to step out of one’s comfort zone, living in Nashville really allows me to be a full-time professional musician.
What is the music scene like in Nashville?
The music scene here is incredible and growing every day. The amount of people who pour into this city with the purpose of celebrating and enjoying country music is unlike any other location in the world. I perform daily at Tootsie’s World Famous Wild Orchid Lounge, the very same place where Willy Nelson, Kris Kristopherson, Terri Clark, and so many others got their start. The history is rich and my future is bright!
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