Ashley Chanel is ready for the world.
Her debut album #RIGHTNOW was released May 25, 2018. With a butter smooth rhythm and feel that's laced in jazz and spiked with consciousness, this album is just what music lovers need right now. Produced by Trap Noir (The Internet, Courtnie, Soft Streak) and featuring musicians Alex Hahn, Paul Cornish, Colin Cook and band members from Katalyst and Korduroy, some of LA's best musicians were secured to bring Ashley Chanel's songs to life. The first visual single off the album, "Creamin' Like," has drawn comparisons to Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Alicia Keys. Songs On the Daily added the single to their Spotify playlist. The second visual single “I Wonder” was premiered on Aipate Magazine to great acclaim. The track "Put It On Me" was featured on The Future is Female Spotify playlist created by Madame Ghandi. The visual single "Everything" has been added to over 10 Spotify playlists. For her most recent visual single she teamed up Amber Navran from Moonchild for the "Sunset (Amber Navran Remix)." Fans sent in pictures and videos of their favorite sunsets from around the world to be featured in the music visual.
Each song on #RIGHTNOW reflects life through the eyes of young woman who grew up in the suburbs of La Palma, CA and didn't always see herself reflected in the community around her. The songs are about experiencing life as a new adult and all that comes with it: triumph, failure, figuring out love, daring to dream and understanding the importance of appreciating the things that really matter.
Ashley Chanel grew up on jazz, Motown, psychedelic funk and everything that was played on Radio Disney. She is influenced by the innovative, captivating artistry of Michael Jackson and the bold, unrelenting fierceness of Beyoncé. Her drive to consistently push herself to be better is because of them. While she’s inspired by many singer songwriters it was Teena Marie who motivated Ashley to write all the songs on her first album. In the new age of digital music it was important for Ashley to record with a live band and infuse the creativity that digital music brings. Songs were recorded at Trap Noir and Blue Dream Studios and the album was mastered by Andrew Garver (Moonchild, The Doobie Brothers).
Currently, Ashley Chanel is working on new music and preparing to go on her first tour in 2020.