My songs are about the courage our generation shows in rejecting the cycle in which we are made to be something that we are not.
When everyday thoughts become genuine songs about being 20 years old and growing up in a society that is forever changing, you find Ashlinn Gray, South African born singer-songwriter. The edgy artist plays with the light and dark sides of her struggle for truth and authenticity in a shallow world. Her unique, powerful vocals and her quirky, deep seated lyrics challenge the tired preconceptions and conventions this generation has inherited. Through her alternative-pop songs, she hopes to navigate the complexities of being young in today’s world and playfully challenge the cycle in which we are made to be something that we are not.
Ashlinn began to write her first songs at the age of 16 and released her self- titled debut EP, along with first single #Battleships, which made iTunes top 40 and dominated the airwaves, charting on then top stations across the country. Her release of #NeedYourLove with Dr. Bone, produced by the great Sketchy Bongo, was a Coke Studios ZA hit and the teen’s pop single #Nineteen charted on 5FM and Jacaranda, two of South Africa’s largest national radio stations. Her latest single #Finding Home, from the RADA Unearthed Album 1, a charity close to her heart, also charted on Jacaranda.