J-14 is scouting out the hottest music around... and this week's pick is Jessica Ashley.
Here are four things you need to know about Jessica Ashley whose debut EP Prelude is out now!
1. Though she's been playing classical piano since she was four, like Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone, 20-year-old Jessica Ashley used YouTube as an outlet to cover some of her favorite songs. "I love to cover so many songs, but one of my favorite's is 'Perfect' by Pink!" Jessica tells J-14.
2. The best way Ashley would describe her sound is pop and R&B infused with other genres she's inspired by including classical and jazz. "I feel like I bring a fresh and new approach to the sound in the way that I arrange my music and co-produce it. I really try to tell the story in my lyrics, in an honest way," she says.
3. Her debut EP Prelude is all about introducing herself as an artist. "It was all about showcasing the components that make up who I am. Whether on a ballad, or an uptempo, in making this EP, it was important to me that my fans get a grasp on the person that I am," she tells J-14. "It was all about revealing my true self. My honest self."
4. Jessica recently released her latest music video for a track called "Neverland", all about finding hope and serenity. "The song describes the feeling of longing for a place that is free of judgement, and hate. In the world we live in, I think that most people are on a search for this daily," Jessica tells J-14. "I believe, we all can relate to it in one way or another."
Check out Jessica Ashley's music video for "Neverland" below and let us know what you think!
Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Ashley