Conrad Ashton Is On A Roll With A String Of Successful Releases
Conrad Ashton is the North-East artist writing heartfelt rock-pop music we all need to hear. Ashton has enjoyed a string of successes in recent months - with growing stream counts over on Spotify and a string of releases, including a number of singles, his EP ‘No Post On Sundays’ and most recently, his upbeat ballad ‘Celebrate Life’.
Conrad Ashton has been playing music since he was a kid, and you can feel his passion right there in every song he writes and performs. He was 9 years old when he witnessed Pete Townshend's exhilarating stage presence at Live 8, changing his life forever. He knew he wanted to make music and soon after picked up a guitar. By the age of 11, he was writing his own songs and beginning to develop his own unique style. As Conrad got older, music became an outlet for his struggles with depression and anxiety and an escape from the 9 to 5 grind. Dreams also come true, as the artist recently featured in the world-famous Clash Magazine.
There’s another single release on the way too - ‘The Longest Night’ is due out this November 6th. Let’s delve into the meaning behind two of his songs - his most recent and this upcoming track, and get to know more about Conrad.
A joyous ode to life itself, this track is feel-good and perfect to get you in the mood for a night out (although that might be a distant memory now in these strange times). It will surely be a great one played live when Conrad hits the stage again.
The Longest Night
With traces of The Last Shadow Puppets, 'The Longest Night' is an intimate journey through the haunting experience of saving a friend from taking their own life. Conrad uses his powerful vocals and catchy refrains to sculpt an infectious track, yet with a deep, heartfelt meaning. Yet there seems to be a double entendre at play, as the track could be read in another way all together - as if it were a love story, with two people walking into the unknown territory of their future, by each other’s side forever. Often the best songs are those where there seems to be a few possible meanings at play.
'The Longest Night' is out on Friday 6th November on all major digital and streaming platforms.
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