Score – 9/10 Stars
This song “Unbreakable” by Orlando based Ashley J is sure to sooner than later, take big and popular radio stations by storm and catch the attention and heart of many fans. It’s pure rocking Top 40 pop magic the way it used to be, full of an engaging message, and a passion for life and standing against and breaking through all struggles that comes in life. All of this describes Ashley J’s new single.
So who is Ashley J anyway? She’s a songwriter who draws on life experiences from both the interior and exterior vantage point. Her narrative lyrics and sincere performance offer an unobstructed view into the heart of an artist who embraces each moment. From the first seconds of the track, it hits on all cylinders with a fun musical landscape full of power and happy go lucky overtones. One thing that impressed me the most about this single is the sheer impassioned pop vibe one gets. There’s a dance driven ambience that really sucks in the listener. The track is expert grade any way you look at it – very professional. The instrumentation and tones give you that genuine feel of good music and writing from a generation ago. Ashley J reminds me of Rachel Platten, Disney A-list and new comer singers and Christina Aguilera. Kudos goes out to the amazing songwriting. I always said you can’t sell what you don’t truly believe, Here Ashley J captures lighting in a bottle that will ring true not only for older more experienced listeners but new ones as well.
“Unbreakable” wraps up in a well-rounded fashion that delivers an interesting cross sections. Despite this it is accessible to modern day listeners as well. How is this possible? Only an experienced artist armed with an honest, genuine, sincere approach can pull it off, Ashley J is also backed up by some solid players and co-writers, a solid production instinct via his brilliant musical mastermind. Need I say more?