Taking us on a trip down the old town road with his steel-string guitar in hand, is British singer Johnny Ashby with his dreamy new EP, “In Bloom”. Pulling inspiration from the legendary David Bowie and everyone’s favourite feel-good band Coldplay, Ashby delivers an EP full of radio-ready anthems and uplifting messages backdropped with layered vocals and shimmering guitar melodies.
Standout tune, “SOS” captures our attention immediately, with Ashby’s honky-tonk piano and carefree attitude transporting us to the streets of Nashville for a heartwarming track. The growth from Ashby’s first EP “Cannonball Days” is evident, as the singer has developed his soulful raspy vocals as he navigates a fresh euphoric soundscape filled with ethereal melodies and spine-tilling choruses.
Speaking on the EP, Ashby says, “I think all the songs lyrically really address where we are in this very moment. They’re very true of the time in which they were written. They all have this “heat of the moment” feel for me because we managed to capture the emotion and feeling on each track right there and then. They’re so raw and honest and I feel like I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve here with all of these songs.”
Check out the EP below…