Influences: Prolly, like: Neko Case, Stevie Nicks, Loretta Lynn, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Sleater-Kinney, Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Power, The Mountain Goats, PJ Harvey, Aimee Mann, Jens Lekman
My name is Ashley Brewer. Third time FAWMer. I write a lot about being sad and how the world is kind of a scary place and makes me sad and angry a bunch but is also full of a lot of nice things too and I'm definitely glad to be alive.
This year I seem to mostly be inspired by "Big Little Lies," "Middlemarch," and just generally the trauma of being a woman and some other stuff maybe too.
|#3||Big Little Lies (Celeste)||
|#5||Big Little Lies (Jane)||
|#6||Take the Bait||
|#8||I'll Tell You When I've Had Enough||
|#9||(See it Coming) For Miles||
|#10||Lost Touch Geography||
|#11||Haunting Dreams @siebass||
|#13||The Dhaka-Sylhet Hwy||
I just went to your Facebook to see where you live and saw that it's Hampton Roads. I grew up in Hampton and still have family there. Small world!
Wow! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment on Mr President. You've absolutely made my day! Angry songs are my favourite to perform. Thanks soooo much 😀
Thanks for your comment on "I think you're stupid." You caught me, I was definitely channeling my 90's grunge for that one. It was a lot of fun to write even if the demo is rough.
Wow thats a great compliment I love both Tom Waits and Patti Smith. I am blushing now. <3
(also if you prefer to build lyrics on top of music, let me know and I'll get cracking at a musical bed for your lyrics to build on. I've always worked the other direction, personally)
thanks for your kind words on decanters / mirrors. much appreciated!!
Any update on the random collab? Cheers! 😀
Thank you for your comment on my first track, "Just Let It Happen," I'm so sorry it's taken so long to acknowledge it. This is all a bit overwhelming. 😁 I just re-listened to this track the other day after a break and I really like it, myself. My 'too busy' worries were probably just from hearing it too much in mixing. Thanks again.
I'm fine with communication via email (my email's in my profile), FB messages, I'm alexklages there, Twitter IMs (alexklages there too), or Google Docs (metalfoot76 at the gmails). Whatever works best for you! I think we're configured so I'm the music and you're the lyrics but if I come up with something musically that works for you to add piano and/or voice to, that's awesome as far as I'm concerned!
Saw your comment on the random collabs; let me know if you want to collab again on another song. I don't have as much time this year, but our collab was one of my favorite songs from last year also.
Thanks for listening to "Travelers." I appreciated your comment! Yeah, it was a fun one to do.
Howdy! I guess we were assigned to be partners in round 3 of the random songwriting collab challenge. 😀 Looking forward to this!
So glad to see you back this year! <3
Best wishes to you on your 3rd FAWM!