Returning to a familiar label, ASHE has found his ‘Melancholia‘ EP a home on deadmau5’s imprint Mau5trap. You might already be familiar with the connection, as he released a track titled ‘Komorebi‘ on Mau5trap’s ‘We Are Friends Vol. 8‘ compilation. With that, welcome his debut EP onto the label with the stunning release of ‘Melancholia’.
My EP on @mau5trap is now LIVE everywhere https://t.co/r61xehf8Cw Thank you for the tremendous response already so happy to finally have this music come to light. Thanks @deadmau5 for creating such a kick ass label!— ASHE (@ASHE_OFFICIAL) September 13, 2019
Preparing for the full release, the ‘Melancholia’ title track – featuring Léonie Gray – premiered a day ahead of the rest. The earlier release proved to be a highlight off the remainder of the three-track EP. Nonetheless, it did not take away from the what’s to come. Rather, it built a powerful lead into the rest of the release.
The title track introduces itself in a shroud of soothing, yet cloudy melancholy. Holding up to its name, the production then takes a more subtle sound with a heart-beat resembling kick. Throughout, Léonie’s vocals reverberate the warm atmosphere of the track alongside the alluring lyrics.
Upon release, ASHE noted;
ITS FINALLY HERE, one of the favourite pieces of music i’ve ever written with the extremely talented Léonie Gray 🖤 SO Happy to have released this with such an amazing label @mau5trap Thank you! I hope you all enjoy! https://t.co/YzblV0wJwT— ASHE (@ASHE_OFFICIAL) September 12, 2019
From that point on, the EP itself begins to take a more abstract approach with a well-bodied sound. ‘Somebody Else‘ and the final track, ‘Whale Bones‘, transcribe ASHE’s more vibrant melodic talent. All in all, the ‘Melancholia’ EP provides a memorably unique melodic and cinematic soundscape.
Listen to ASHE’s ‘Melancholia’ EP, out via Mau5trap now, below!
ASHE – Melancholia EP