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Meet the rising star of Ashleigh Rey!

How does your music affect the world? Well, that's quite the question. I hope, if anything, my music affects the world in a positive way. My hope is that my music makes people think and dig deeper into themselves or helps them gain a better understanding and outlook on their lives. Who has been your biggest cheerleader as an artist? I have a couple. My mom and dad have always been my biggest supporters, but I also have friends who I work with, like Emma Zanger and Natalie Carioti, who are my neverending relentless support system. Tell us about your latest release! I released my first single, "Synthetic Serotonin," in January of 2021. I wrote it during the height of the pandemic and it is the embodiment of the feeling of great change through the lens of stagnation. What have been your greatest challenges as an artist? I think it changes as I grow, but something challenging I've learned is that music is subjective. Music is different for everyone and there will be people who love it and there will be people who hate it. And I'm learning to accept that and to understand that subjectivity is the beauty of music. What have been your greatest achievements as an artist? It may sound simple, but putting out my first single was a huge achievement. It was like ripping off a bandaid and finally taking steps to do the thing I love. How do you find peace in an often chaotic world? I journal a lot. I should do it more, but I do it a lot. Usually in the morning with my coffee, I'll try and put all my thoughts onto a page, even if I find them illegible. I find that just getting my thoughts out helps me make more sense of myself and my life. What does "making it" mean to you? To me, "making it" would mean being able to make music and for that music to pay the bills. I'm a simple girl, and I just want the thing I love to do to be able to support me. Where can our readers go to learn more about your projects?

I am most active on Instagram (@ashleighreyofficial) but you can also read up on all my projects on my website:

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