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Ashe – Real Love (Vevo Interview & Performance Video)

Ashe sat down with Vevo to perform and talk about her song “Real Love” off of her recently released EP “The Rabbit Hole”.

Her brief introduction to the song is bright & insightful as she shares her thoughts on the underlying subject of the song (“acknowledging life is both really good… and super fucked, and that no matter who you are, you’re not immune to that truth”), as well as the chord progression that makes the chorus feel special (specifically referencing the V-minor chord used in other songs like Lorde’s “Royals” & The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”).

The interview is a privileged look into the mind of one of pop music’s most talented rising songwriters and an honest explanation of her writing processes.

The performance is great both for Ashe-newcomers and longtime fans.

It’s a stripped-down version of “Real Love”, starting with just her voice and alternating piano notes that eventually get doubled by the guitar.

Her voice is engaging and compelling; her power is in her mellowness and how each line is delivered with a heartfelt sincerity.

She truly feels every word she sings; you can see it in her face & hear it in her voice.

This is a special song that’s singularly unique & universal all at once and this stripped-down Vevo performance brings out the heartwarming core that made this song a standout on Ashe’s EP.

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.