HEY ASHLEY WHATS GOING ON.
That’s a loaded question. Truly so much that I have a hard time focusing sometimes. Mainly moving forward in life…discovering new truths as I progress with the people I have and love to much around me; learning about the world I live in and how to contribute in the best possible way.
WHEN WILL WE BE GETTING ANOTHER ASHLEY ALLWOOD JOINT
I’m working on a new joint now. In progress and will be released in 2018. Very exciting, as I feel that every time I work on a new music project – the story that comes through gets clearer and clearer. I found that I am not alone in living this – as creative people (which hello, we all are in some way) its a struggle to find our voice – our true medium or art. In my case, it’s really my actual voice I am searching to perfect. The message, the tone, the words, the harmony and nuances…the way it pierces through the fog and reaches your soul.
HOW IMPORTANT IS MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE
Music has always been my pillar. Whenever and whatever I have been through in this life – I have always come back to music as my happiest place. I realized so clearly one day when I was singing as a Soprano I in my choir – performing in front of at least a thousand people – must have been 17 years old, and I heard a soloist sing – the purest sound I had ever heard. She was beautiful, she was perfect. I closed by eyes and listened to her sing the Quia Respexit Aria from Bach’s Magnificat. I was so pure – and I was transported to a higher place, realizing in that moment that music was my closed way to reaching a spiritual divine energy. Call it whatever you want – it was source. Music is this to me -The bridge.
DO YOU THINK THAT YOU ACTUALLY TREAT YOURSELF TO ENOUGH MUSIC OR IS LIFE TAKING YOUR RELAX AND CHILL TIME
For the past few years, I’ve been focusing on creating a life more. As even in the process of living – we are always creating. I noticed early on that generally artists who are successful do not live “happy” lives. They are indeed very rich and sell lots of albums, but many – too many, are unhappy and resort to drugs, alcohol, or just negative behaviour – and this is not the space I wish to live my life in. I desire the best of both worlds, to create art and to also have a beautiful joyful life. In that sense, I have been dedicating most of my energy in the past few years to relocate my life to Toronto, along with my husband and young daughter, grow our fashion business (KA) and open our first Toronto free-standing concept shop (KASPACE). Now that this is settling in, I feel that now I can exhale a bit and allow myself to dive back into creating the music I hear and the message that is relevant for these times.
YOUR NOW A MOTHER OF A GIRL, DOES THIS CHANGE HOW YOU CREATE IN ANY WAY
Absolutely, I feel that I am even more sensitive now to what is going on in the world now that she is here. I am much more empathic as I cannot imagine her living some of the atrocious realities that so many children face on this planet. It is not ok that we keep focusing on ourselves and not look outwards to the humans in need. With her in my life the urgency is deeper. I want to inspire her to use her superpowers too.
IF YOU COULD RE INVENT YOURSELF AND JUST CREATE WITHOUT BEING CONCERNED WITH ECONOMY WHAT WOULD YOUR SOUND BE.
I actually don’t think I would change my sound at all! It is weird and raw and new and real. I’m not concerned about economy now either – just creating. But many one thing, if I could hire the best symphony orchestra in the country and create a mashup masterpiece with mixing classical and new electronic music – this is a dream of mine.
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE THE ASHLEY ALLWOOD SOUND
It is unapologetic – electronic and soulful. It is truth music, positive and deeply layered.
HOW DO YOU CREATE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU
Who we choose to be definitely affects those around us – so I guess my mission is to be the best version of me that I can possibly be. It’s still a learning process and getting rid of bad habits, adopting new great ones and evolving as a human. My thought is that if someone meets me, I wish for them to feel better, more fulfilled, happier and more inspired than before they came into my presence. This also include if they “meet” me through my music. With that in mind, I try to go about my days leaving positive vibes wherever I go.
WHAT IS YOUR VIBE ON SOCIAL MEDIA EATING OUR COLLECTIVE BRAINS.
I think social media is a lovely way to connect with other people around the world, but unfortunately too many do not use it this way. When it gets tricky is when people begin to live on the internet more than in real life – and when people place their value against how many people follow them or like their pictures. It is seriously getting out of hand and we need to collectively find balance between our physical and digital worlds – as truly, the physical is the only thing that truly matters in this life.
ARE WE LIVING IN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE OR IS THERE HOPE.
I think we both live in the apocalypse but there is also hope. We see it everyday. We pass by so many people in any given day – most are lost, stuck to their mobile devices and immersed in a world that doesn’t even exist. But sometimes we have the chance to meet humans that are present – that are compassionate – that have a bigger purpose other than just themselves. These people are the hope. I started calling them the “nu humans” a new breed of people who are becoming awakened – or who, like myself, are on the journey towards the light.
I MUST ASK THE TRUMP QUESTION.
I think there are more important things to deal with and focus on around the world. Syria is but just one example of many. People are dying, starving, slaving – animals are being slaughtered in plain sight – this is mad – ending this should be our focus.
WHO IS ASHLEY ALLWOOD.
Somebody, who like many, is just spinning on a planet in the middle of a galaxy traveling through space – seeking answers and evolving in love and positive vibes as I go along – hoping to bring just a little more love into the world.