With her new single ‘Nothing’s All The Time’ out today, video below, Ashley Kutcher took some time to speak to us about her music and growing up.
1. Thanks for your time Ashley, how is life treating you at the moment?
Very well thank you for asking! The weather is getting warmer here in NYC and I’m loving it.
2. Speaking about your recent single you said “If I’m being honest, I don’t know if I feel love as I did when I was young.”, can you elaborate on that?
“Love You More” is a very vulnerable song and can be perceived in many different ways. At the time, I was thinking about love and what it’s supposed to be like as you get older. I came to the conclusion that love when we were younger was so much more intense for many reasons. As kids, a lot of us had no major responsibilities or things to worry about. Everything was being felt for the first time. So when I say, “I don’t know if I’ll feel love as I did when I was young”, I think we feel love in a different way as we get older because we go through different experiences along the way, good and bad.
3. What is the thing you most loved about being a child?
Definitely the carefree nature of life. I miss when my life consisted of seeing my friends everyday and hanging out with no responsibility.
4. What was the particular moment or time in your life when you realised you had “grown up”?
I don’t know if I have a specific moment, but over time I just started thinking “I don’t want to do that anymore” or “I don’t think that’s for me anymore.” I think I started to grow up when I realized it was okay to grow out of old things and grow into new ones.
5. What about music? What was your exposure to music growing up and when did you realise you wanted to make it your life?
I grew up surrounded by music through my family and friends. I knew I had a passion for music at a very young age, but I never ever thought it would become a career. In college, I chose to pursue a nursing career while playing music in my free time. I started writing my own songs and playing weekly at local bars and restaurants. I only realized I wanted to make music my career when I started to gain an audience online and found an amazing team to work with! I am so grateful for the opportunity to do something I love full time.
6. You released your debut EP One Eighty last year. What did you learn about the whole experience recording your debut record? How do you hope to grow as an artist and how do you feel you’ve changed since the EP?
My debut EP taught me so much. When I first began in the music industry, I felt slightly lost. I knew I had a passion for music and writing but I had no clue who I wanted to be when it came to being an artist. I tried many different styles of music and had fun with them all. With creating that project, I had a whole year to discover what felt the most “me.” Since I released my EP, I have been writing songs that feel so true to who I want to be as an artist and I cannot wait to share them.
7. Tell us about the inspiration behind your next single “Nothing’s All The Time” as it looks to have some quite dark lyrics? Is it written about a personal experience?
“Nothing All The Time” is a conversation with myself that I actually have all of the time. I have to remind myself that nothing will last forever, good or bad. It’s a reminder to enjoy every little moment because it won’t last. It’s also a reminder to hold in there if things aren’t going well because there are good times ahead.
8. What prompted you to write about such a heavy subject and what did you get from it?
I wanted to write about something that was hard to talk about. This topic, while felt by a lot of people, can be difficult to express. I wanted everyone who experiences these feelings to not feel so alone. I always want my music to help people feel heard and I believe this song has done that.
9. On a lighter note, going back to your childhood, what was the one habit you had or thing you did that drove your siblings/parents nuts? Do you still do it?
As a kid, I was actually more on the quieter side compared to my siblings and family. If anything, the thing that annoys them the most is my lack of affection. It’s just not my love language apparently!
10. Thanks for your time Ashley, just to finish off, the new single is on the way, what can we expect from you over the rest of 2022?
You can expect many more songs, another project in the works, and hopefully more live shows as soon as possible! I can’t wait!