J-14 is scouting out the hottest music around and this week's pick is singer-songwriter Asher Monroe!
Here are five things you need to know about Asher Monroe, who's currently in the studio working on his debut album!
Does Asher Monroe look familiar to you? That's because he's a jack-of-all-trades. He got his start on Broadway and TV, was a member of V Factory (as "Asher Book"), and starred in the movie Fame. "I never kept my abilities to perform to just one type of genre. Sometimes in this business it comes down to luck, preparation, timing, and ability to keep going when you get knocked down," Asher tells J-14. "I tried to seize every opportunity that came my way, whether that was singing, acting, or even dancing!"
With an album in the works, Asher is excited to get his music out there as a solo artist. "That's the great thing about my album. All the people that have listened to it so far have told me there is a song in it for everyone and they each have there favorite," he says. "I have a little pop, some rock, some great catchy up tempos and some slow amazing ballads. There is definitely something in there for everyone!"
This past month Asher got the chance to work with one of his favorite writers/producers, his friend Ryan Tedder from One Republic. "I love collaborating and hopefully will get to do many more in this year to come," he tells J-14.
Besides his debut album, Asher will be headlining the Digitour, a national tour full of YouTube stars, this March.
His latest single "Hello Baby" is a fun, catchy tune, with a music video from out of this universe. "The inspiration behind the video pretty much all comes from me. I'm very hands-on when it comes to the creative side," he tells J-14. "I love a challenge and try to explore every possibility. So when I told the director I wanted to go to space, I wasn't joking!"
Check out Asher's music video for his latest single "Hello Baby" and let us know what you think!
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