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New Jersey-born, Western Sydney-based singer and songwriter, Ashli, today shares her newest single, New Feelings – out now independently.

After last year’s release of her debut EP, ‘Only One’, Ashli returns in 2023 to further impress us with her artistry, blending R&B, pop and soul. A masterful foray that shines on today’s latest single, Ashli’s vocals lace New Feelings within a smokey haze, as she replaces her heartbreak with new feelings. Warbling synths accompany an underwater backbeat to provide depth and space for the emotional intuition of Ashli’s lyrics to evolve. Returning to a palette of instrumentation that finds the warmth and immediacy of 2000s R&B, Ashli’s honesty in the immediate throes of a breakup are universal.

On New Feelings, Ashli says: “This song is for new seasons. It’s about trading a past heartbreak for new love; found in another and found in a renewed relationship with yourself.”

Spanning realms of glimmering R&B, pop and soul across 6 tracks, Only One featured Ashli’s astute lyricism informed by her own coming-of-age narrative, to present a nuanced debut of work that navigates observations and reflections on life and love through uncharted depths. Ashli has since fast asserted herself as one-to-watch in the Australian music landscape, her debut EP received a nomination for ‘Best Independent Soul/RNB Album or EP’ at the 2023 AIR Awards and she won the ‘Emerging Artist’ award at the 2023 Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA‘s). Alongside a previous nomination at FBi’s 2022 SMAC Awards for ‘Next Big Thing’, Ashli has claimed press accolades from NMEAcclaimPurple SneakersVogue AustraliaRUSSHDaily TelegraphVICESniffers and more. Furthermore Ashli has twice landed on the cover of Spotify’s Fresh Finds (AU/NZ), with widespread editorial playlisting across both Spotify and Apple Music, named FBi Radio’s ‘Independent Artist of the Week’, alongside additions to triple j UnearthedFBi Radio and SYN, with continued airplay from triple jRTR4ZZZ and more. The music video for the EP’s single Only One received its Official Selection at the 2022 Made in the West Film Festival, scoring nominations for ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Editor’, ‘Best Cinematographer’ and ‘Best Production Design’.

Ashli has performed headline shows at some of the nation’s most unique and notable venues, including a sold-out 2023 performance at Sydney Opera House for VIVID SydneyBIGSOUND and Phoenix Central Park on Gadigal Land. This follows Ashli’s official showcase selections at SXSW Austin 2023 and SXSW Sydney 2023.

Take hold of Ashli’s newest single today, as the inviting glimmers of emotional realness in New Feelings become irresistible for repeat play.


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With thanks to Thinking Loud

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