A new single release from Adam Ashten brings out a lush pop-rock soundscape that shows his presence as an artist and blends a sort of classic rock undertone in with a little bit more edge and a lot of honesty to showcase his personality a bit and it all comes together with a charm.
"A Lot of Luck" is a radio Rock banger and it comes through with those guitar tones that make the track warm and cinematic while the vocals do an amazing job of balancing not only the soundscape but the energy of the track as well.
This track is clearly created by someone who has a pure love for his craft because that comes through with every note played.
You get such a bright and almost vibrant provide from this track and it's incredibly infectious but I think one of the biggest aspects to this is the character in the song because it's got tons of persona and that's something that a lot of music misses out on these days.
There's something about the energy on this track that makes you feel like some of this was recorded live on the floor because it feels like the players are feeding off of each other the entire time.
Of course, I could be totally wrong about that. Adam could be playing all the instruments but even so that energy is addictive and it makes the song feel genuine like it was definitely written about something real.
What's more, is that the track puts out heart and that's part of what gives it that vigor and authenticity.
For me, this track gave me a somewhat nostalgic feeling and I think it has to do with the music itself because the tones of everything do indeed give a sort of classic rock vibe but one more from the mid to late 90s and this was my time period for listening to rock on the radio so because of that parts of the song made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Lyrically and musically together, it also kind of feels like the song could have been part of a soundtrack to a chapter in my life and I think that's going to work for a lot of people who hear it.
There is a lot of attention to detail throughout the course of this trip but it never actually loses its character or that heart the entire time and I think that's really important.
There are definitely good hooks during this song and they're the kind of hooks that stick in your head for hours after the song has ended and the only way to really satiate that is to listen to the song again which in my opinion is just smart songwriting.
But I think for Adam this is just natural and how he writes his music.
With the release of such a well-woven single, we wanted to have a sit down with Adam to find out where this actually came from and what might be coming up next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with "A lot Of Luck"! This track was breezy and had a catchy melody in the chorus! How did this release come about?
A lot of luck came about one morning when I woke up. It was like a switch was turned on. I always looked at my life, feeling very unlucky with lots of bad things happening. But I realized that my whole life I was really lucky with everything. I sat down with the acoustic, wrote the chorus and the line 'right place, a lot of luck.
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as an artist?
I started writing songs when I got my first guitar at the age of 13 and was playing local bars the same year, building a fan base. I knew it what I had to do.
Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire you to create?
Music, my family watching my daughter grow up, movies, and when the weather changes, and late nights.
Buzz Slayers: This release has some great approaches to it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
I have so many different influences. Here's some of them: Oasis, Silverchair, Tom Petty, Phil Collins.
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Hanging out with my wife and daughter, doing family things, going to the beach, taking my daughter to the park.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
Liam Gallagher, 30 Seconds to Mars, Post Malone, Bush.
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
No live performance right now, but I am planning on doing a Canadian tour sometime within the next year.
Buzz Slayers: Do you record these at a big studio or do you have a home studio set-up?
I record all my songs with Rick Salt at his professional studio.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
I have a new single coming with a music video before the end of the year.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
I appreciate all of you that take time out of their day to listen to my music or watch my music videos, share my music, click like, or subscribe. It means the world to me. New music is coming.