Our interview with beautiful new pop teen queen Ashley Brinton.
This one-to-watch popstar has been writing and recording her very own music with Grammy Award winning producer Cory Rooney (Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé), while working on honing in a sound and style that is inspiring and truly reflects who she is. Over the holidays, Ashley released a cover of the classic Christmas song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
Ashley released her debut single “All I Need” in early 2017, with an accompanying music video featuring Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie” star Tenzing Norgay Trainer. She followed this up with two more pop anthems, “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love” and her latest hit “Slow Down.” Ashley’s lyrics about young love and unbreakable friendships are basically the modern-day ‘chicken soup for the teenage soul.’
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Creative, loyal, inspirational
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?
For as long as I can remember I have always loved singing and performing. When I was 12 I started writing and producing music with Cory Rooney. From working with Cory I have grown and evolved.
Do you play any instruments?
I play the piano.
Tell us about your single “Trouble” and your new remix with Dave Aude?
Trouble is about my past relationships that I knew weren’t good for me so as the song goes “I should have never let them inside”, but I did let them in and it hurt me in the end.
The remix with Dave Aude is taking my hurt and turning into a fun dance party song. So I listen to it and want to celebrate it.
Ashley Brinton - Trouble
How was working with Grammy Award winning producer Cory Rooney?
I love Cory. He is so talented and I learn so much from him every day. So much creative and good energy in the studio. It’s amazing.
Do you ever get nervous to perform?
Of course I get nervous every single time since I want it to be perfect. When I get on stage and feel the energy of the crowd the feeling drifts away.
What inspires you to create new music?
Everything in life inspires me. Every person, situation and place gets my creative juices flowing.
What’s the best and hardest part of being a musician?
The best part is the fans. The hardest part is the unknown.
Who else in your family sings?
Literally no one in my family sings. We always joke about where I got this from.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Being present and living in the moment.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
The Weeknd. I think he is so talented and would love to do a collab with him.
And which project is still on your bucket list?
A world tour is definitely on my bucket list.
Best advice ever given?
My mom has always said: Never give up. Follow your dreams. Don’t let people bring you down with negativity.
Do you have a role model?
My mom. She is such a special influence on my life and has always supported me and my dreams.
What is your favorite song? And why?
My favorite song is “Alone” by Halsey. It’s about real lives of artists and I can definitely relate to it.
Any future plans you want to share with us?
Live shows and more singles in my near future
What’s next for Ashley Brinton?
Working hard and keeping my dreams alive.
What is your favorite food?
Ice cream – I eat it every day.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
Alfred’s Tea Room
How is a normal day in your life?
Wake up. Drink tea.
Practice singing. Rehearse. Have lunch.
Go to studio until very late hours.
Wake up and do it again.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Have brunch with my family in Malibu. Then go to work writing and recording in the studio.
Do you support any charities?
I‘ve always been a big supporter of The Humane Society. I love animals and find it important that they’re all well taken care of and able to live a happy life.
Where we can follow you?
Favorite Quote: Never give up.
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite TV Series: Scandal
Favorite Sports Team: MIAMI Heat
Photos: Courtesy of Ashley Brinton