Salt Ashes Returns with Her First New Single of the Year, “Heart Attack”
After the instant success of last year’s ‘Didn’t See It Coming’ and ‘Body Says’, London-based singer/songwriter Salt Ashes returns with a new intoxicating single, ‘Heart Attack.’ Produced by Louis Souyave, who collaborated with Salt Ashes on her 2021 sophomore album Killing My Mind, ‘Heart Attack’ showcases the singer/songwriter’s expert approach of marrying dreamlike vocal melodies with huge electronic dance rhythms.
On the track Salt Ashes states, “‘Heart Attack’ is about intense lust for someone you shouldn’t be lusting after. It’s that feeling when it’s so wrong but feels so good and you feel drowned by desire.”
Previous release ‘Didn’t See It Coming’ pushes and pulls throughout. With her signature sound of dark-rhythmically pulsing dance music at play, Salt Ashes lets loose with exhilarating bass and drum kick-offs, whilst biting synths provide a breathtaking floor for her airy floating vocals to dance across. Salt Ashes’ undeniable aptitude for unique electro-dance blend was not left unnoticed, as ‘Didn’t See It Coming’ was featured on Elton John’s Rocket Hour radio show (Link starts at 0:17).
“I was so overwhelmed when I got the call that Elton John was going to play my last single… And open his show with it! I’ve listened to Elton since I was little, who hasn’t! So, it’s a huge, huge honour. A dream would be a collaboration!” – Salt Ashes
Fusing together an array of influences like Bjork, Depeche Mode and Change, has seen Salt Ashes perfect her craft, creating introspective electronic/dance music with a dark, disco-esque flair. Praise has come from far and wide for the artist since her first release back in 2014, most notably by the likes of The Guardian, DIY, Wonderland, Billboard, MTV, Clash, Line of Best Fit and NOISEY.
February’s release of ‘Body Says’ from Salt Ashes late 2021 album ‘Killing My Mind’ soared all the way to a Top 5 position on the Music Week Pop Club Charts. Paired with the dark-pop hit came a showstopping remix by dance producer Manuel Riva. For her single, ‘Didn’t See It Coming‘ Salt Ashes collaborated with Dimitri Tikovoi, the Grammy-nominated record producer and DJ who has worked with some of music’s biggest names from Placebo, Charli XCX, Becky Hill, Blondie and Purple Disco Machine, to name a few.
The London-based, Brighton-born singer Salt Ashes (aka Veiga Sanchez), burst into the dance music scene with her first full self-titled debut album back in 2016, produced by the late Daniel Fridholm (aka Cruelty), which quickly gained popularity amongst music fans worldwide. She has toured with artists such as Tove Styrke, Say Lou Lou, Nimmo, Bright Light Bright Light, 80s pop sensation Tiffany and most recently with Goldfrapp on their UK tour. Before the end of the year, Salt Ashes blessed her fans with an electric show stopping performance at London’s Grace.