Ashley Stacey is an Indie Rock singer / songwriter from South East London.
Ashley has always gravitated towards bands with renowned songwriters (such as The Beatles, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The La’s, The Libertines, The Kinks) that sell stories & paint pictures through musical poetry. This has seeped into his own songwriting as demonstrated in the well-crafted lyrics that are delivered via uplifting melodies & soaring choruses that capture listener imaginations.
‘The Morning Sun’ – is the new eponymous single marking the formation of the full live band – “Ashley Stacey & The Morning Sun” With a trippy bassline, soothing guitar riffs & punchy drums, it sits somewhere between groovy 60’s psychedelia & jangly 90’s Britpop. The band came together on this to achieve an evolved glimmering soundscape, that encapsulates the mood of one of those unplanned late nights; turned magical mornings! Writer: Ashley Stacey | Feat: The Morning Sun (Andy Boyle, Ben Tweedy, Dan Swain) Produced & Mastered: Tom Monks | Artwork: Jamie Pollock.
This single has a sound which instantly grabs your attention and will have you tapping along and there is no escaping it along with brilliant instrumentals which help to create a catchy, upbeat sound which you will instantly fall in love with.
It’s impossible to not listen to incredible single from beginning to end and not to fall in love with it. This track has its own anthemic sound which makes it special. The sound really grabbed my attention and proves that you don’t need to huge sound to create something so special.
Ashley’s vocals complete this impressive single; his modulated vocals draw you in and you can’t help but sit and listen to every single word he sings. The vocals combined with the brief and faultless lyrics create something that is instantly relatable and if somehow the listener wasn’t already a fan of this track they soon will be after hearing the incredible vocals and lyrics.
Another phenomenal single packed full of talent and is a single you need to have on your playlist.
By Siân Parker