Fans of Tove Lo will need to make room in their playlists for their new favourite artist.
Looking for some new kick-ass music to add to your Spotify (editor: other streaming platforms are available, obvz) playlist? Well, then, let us introduce you to Salt Ashes.
Electronic singer-songwriter Salt Ashes, real name Veiga Sanchez, is not quite new to the music scene, as she already has released one full body of work. Her debut self-titled album, released in 2016, was described by CLASH magazine as “reminiscent of Madonna’s imperial pop phase, or even Kate Bush at her most direct,” and if that isn’t one of the best ways to introduce an artist’s sound then we don’t really know what is.
Her latest single ‘Girls’, out today, is an anthem for anyone who wants to be themselves without being judged for not acting a certain way. The track is all about breaking down the stereotypes and expectations of people who want to express their sexuality freely without being looked down upon or being told that they’re “asking for it”.
The song is an undeniable bop fused with a perfect fusion of dark uptempo beats, catchy hooks, and silky smooth vocals.
Speaking of the track, Salt Ashes says:
‘Girls’ is about a situation that I’m sure many can relate to; when someone makes an assumption that you want more than just friendship based on their interpretation of how you act or dress.
I’d hope for the song to inspire confidence within people to stick to their decisions and who they want to be and I wanted the photo shoot to build on that with a strong message by trying to mess with stereotypes and ‘seeing with the eyes of the other person’ before making assumptions or judgements. The track was produced by Tom Fuller, and I co-wrote it with Born Stranger who are a band I performed with last year, after having experienced that exact situation for the millionth time.