Myspace Names Salt Ashes Their ‘Artist of The Day’
Brighton-based electronic singer-songwriter Salt Ashes has been named Myspace’s ‘Artist of the Day‘ for Thursday, September 16th. The songstress recently spoke with Myspace, where they discussed her self-titled debut album, her favorite song to perform, and much more. Read some of the exclusive interview below, but be sure to head over to Myspace.com for more.
Let’s start at the beginning. What’s the first song you remember singing along to?
I used to sing all the time as a child and have home recorded videos of me as a four-year-old singing all the wrong words to “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles. It was my favorite song for years. Then “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt happened.
Your vocals are very powerful in your music even though there’s a lot going on with the electronic sounds. What drew you to that style of music?
I love how changeable electronic music can be and how you can get so lost in it. But I’m really not sure how it happened. I think it just found me.
What’s the most memorable song you worked on for the album?
Probably “If You Let Me Go.” I wrote this song in an hour after a fight I’d had with my boyfriend. Tracks don’t always take that little time to write so when that happens it’s incredible.
What’s your favorite to perform?
Right now, I love performing “Whatever You Want Me To Be.” I love the way the track builds and crescendos. I probably love performing it the most because it one of the newer live tracks to be honest. I’m sure my favorite will change according to my mood and what’s happening in my life at the time!
How did growing up in Brighton inspire you musically?
Brighton is awesome for inspiration. It’s a massive hub full of creative and talented people, which always pushes you to be better than you already are as there’s always someone out there honing their craft more than you etc.
What is “Save It” about?
“Save it” is a about having a love that other people don’t approve of but you don’t care what they think. The love is so powerful and passionate that that outweighs other people’s worries.
If there’s one DJ or producer you’d want to collaborate with, who would it be?
Right now, it would be Lindstrøm. His track, “Closing Shot,” is a tune. I’ve been a fan for a long time anyway but his new work is particularly magical, so would love to see what we’d come up with together.