SHARES NEW SINGLE
DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘SUPERBLOOM’ OUT OCTOBER 23RD
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ashton Irwin has unveiled new single ‘Scar’, arguably his most personal offering to date.
The goth-pop of ‘Scar’ swaggers into view like a cross between The Cure and My Bloody Valentine. As the opening track of Ashton’s eagerly anticipated debut solo album ‘Superbloom’, out October 23rd, this deeply evocative offering is a note to Irwin’s family to overcome the troubles that life can throw at you, to stay strong.
“‘Scar’ is a song fueled by resilience when the world beats you down” explains Ash.
“This is a critical stand out song on ‘Superbloom’. It inspires mental resilience, at a time when the world seemingly needs it most!”.
Created from start to finish, solely in his LA home with producer housemate Matt Pauling, ‘Superbloom’ is the result of Ashton’s continued artistic advancement, as his touring schedule became empty with no recording planned with his band 5SOS (5 Seconds of Summer).
This was a chance for the 26-year-old to make a record that combined sounds drawing from the broad collection of artists he loved – including but not limited to Foo Fighters, Nick Drake, Helmet, Silverchair & Stone Temple Pilots – with lyrics that touched on every aspect of his life. It’s filled with the poignant, profound songwriting that only comes about from an artist fully handing himself over.
These are songs about Ashton’s childhood, about alcoholism, depression, body dysmorphia, death, addiction, despair and hope. “I had to reach a certain level of lyrical maturity in order to write about something I actually cared about. I think it’s always important as an artist to have a mission statement, like, ‘why do you make music? Why do you write the lyrics you write?’.”
For an artist who has predominantly worked within the collaborative dynamic of a band, this was a chance to go off-grid. “It was really freeing and inspiring to me,” he says. “The journey I was intending was growth, self-understanding, self-reliance when it comes to song-writing and
production. The songs I’ve written for this record couldn’t be sung by anyone else but me.”
Ashton has taken a record from its very genesis right through to its conclusion, throwing himself into it both practically and emotionally. The result, a deeply personal, evocative and uncompromising record from an artist poised and ready to tell their story.
ASHTON IRWIN RELEASES ‘SUPERBLOOM’ ON OCTOBER 23RD VIA INGROOVES
Have U Found What Ur Looking For
Matter Of Time
I’m To Blame
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