“I’m not a Rapper. I’m not a Producer. I’m not a Singer. I’m an Artist” is how versatile musician, Ash Riser, describes himself.
Between “Lord Don’t Fail Me Now” and the dope music video which was unveiled only a couple of weeks ago, there’s a lot of chatter about Ash Riser’s upcoming debut album, ‘Ghosts.’ Now the LA-based artist has dropped another single, “Moon Cry,” an infectiously soulful, funk’d out jam featuring Ash’s good friends and emerging artists Papo, Mike G. from Odd Future, and Jawa on production.
Ash tells the story behind “Moon Cry”:
“JAWA is not only an amazing producer, but if it wasn’t for him my album would have sounded like shit. First, my external hard drive wiped, then my laptops were stolen but thankfully, Jawa and I had spent at least 72 hours mixing the records to make them sound as good as humanly possible for a bedroom album. I digress from what I originally planned for this song, as I was just going to do the verses myself and just have Papo for the bridge (and not slowed down like it is now). The song naturally came together one night that myself, JAWA, Papo, Mike G., and a few other homies were just kicking it. JAWA, Papo and I were working on the single and it caught Mike G.’s attention from the other side of the house, he came peeping into my bedroom trying to see what was going on. When I say this was made in one night, I am being serious as the gospel choir you hear at the end with Mike’s verse, was recorded that night too, utilizing my homie Rikki Blu’s life partner (congrats on the child y’all). I’ll never forget that night, the energy and flow between us all was beautiful. This was such a fun song to make. This is my west coast summer love anthem.”
Mark your calendars for ‘Ghosts,’ which will be out next month on July 7th. In the mean time, press play and stream the “Moon Cry” above, and be sure to follow Ash on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.