Stripping it back more than we could imagine, Ashlynn Malia shows her listeners that we can all be brave with her daring new single and lyric video, titled “comfortable – voice memo”. Comprising of a voice note and a single instrument, Ashlynn Malia doesn’t hold back in this raw and experimental number. This is the first voice memo single to be released, with two more drops planned for March, ahead of her release of her EP, titled “navigating galaxies” on March 21. This follows up her “Jam in the Van” live session EP as well as her single “Lucky Guess”.
Ashlynn Malia is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter whose deeply personal and honest storytelling through her music sets her apart. Inspired by the likes of Lorde and FKA Twigs, she has an unparalleled vocal range and captivating stage presence. In addition to her music, Ashlynn Malia is also known for her presence on social media, particularly TikTok, where she has amassed over 107k followers. Her debut EP, “rather be alone”, was released in June 2021 and includes her single “open”, an introspective, cinematic song about the fear of being vulnerable with others and the consequences it may bring, and “emergency”, which explores her ability to prioritize her own peace in relationships, as well as her most-streamed song on Spotify, to date, titled “desperate”, which has raked in over 1.2 million streams on the platform. She’s proving that her artistry both vocally and lyrically is unstoppable and it looks like 2023 is set to be her year.
Talking about her new single and her upcoming EP, Ashlynn Malia said: “It’s never fun to feel like your pain is the new normal in a relationship, and no matter how many times you hope it will change, or you ASK for it to change, the other person doesn’t seem to have a problem coasting over your very valid feelings. It’s like you’ve expressed yourself so many times that it no longer has an impact. That’s where this song is coming from. What I care about most when it comes to music is connection. I write about connection and I write to connect with people. I think that’s why releasing something as vulnerable as a collection of voice memos appeals to me (and also lowkey scares the shit out of me). If I’m honest about the things that I struggle with or think about, it might make someone who stumbles across my work less alone and maybe even excited that someone else shares the same thoughts they don’t always feel safe enough to talk about. The whole release strategy of this EP is taking a more personal route. Reaching out to my audience organically through TikToks that aren’t too ‘polished’ or perfect. More tearing down that wall between artist and consumer and inviting the people who give their time to listening to me into my mind and my process.”
Watch the official lyric video to “comfortable – voice memo” by Ashlynn Malia here:
Written and produced by Andrew Weitz, Ashlynn Malia, and Koby Berman, “comfortable – voice memo” is an emotional easy listening track, at its finest, totally allowing Ashlynn Malia to shine with her gorgeous vocals that are heart-felt as she dives in deep with relatable lyrics. The track is written beautifully, with some iconic lines and some meaningful content that listeners are surely going to connect to. Ashlynn Malia manages to deliver the song effortlessly, making sure that we hear every single word and the meaningfulness behind them. The subtle raw energy from the track builds a connection with the listener like no other, and Ashlynn Malia is set to do the exact same with her upcoming voice memo singles as well as her EP.
The lyric video adds depth to the track, allowing Ashlynn Malia to show her songwriting process with short visual scenes of her recording her guitar chords, writing song lyrics down on her bed, and recording her voice memo on her phone. The rolling visuals also allow viewers to focus in on the lyrics of the track,, adding even more depth and value to the overall meaning behind the song.
Stream the new single on Spotify here:
“comfortable – voice memo”, by Ashlynn Malia, is available to download and stream right now, across all platforms, which was released independently under exclusive licence to Jullian Records. Look out for Ashlynn Malia’s follow-up voice memo singles, titled “wheel of fortune – voice memo” and “from the moon – voice memo”, out on March 1 and March 13, respectively, with her upcoming EP “navigating galaxies” out on March 21.