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‘Mary The Inventor’
Ash Koley has come a long way from her stint as a member of Canadian ABBA tribute band Super Trooper. Recently signed to Nettwerk Music Group’s management roster, the Winnipeg-born singer-songwriter is poised to release her debut album in the new year, the culmination of a career that started aged 5 when she first took up formal singing lessons. While her debut is being honed, she has a quartet of EPs waiting in the wings for digital deployment, each one colour coded (The White EP, The Blue EP, The Red EP and The Black EP) and comprised of produced demos given a sparkly sheen by longtime musical partner, Phil Deschambault. Obviously fans of DIY quirk, the pair have produced a number of music videos, using time-lapse photography in some and a no-frills homemade approach in others (see their aptly named ‘Bathroom Series’). Their songs have also featured on mainstream TV, including ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and high-school drama ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’, which should give you an indication of Ash’s accessible pop sound. ‘Mary The Inventor’ is the lead track from The White EP, out next week. Between them, Koley and Deschambault count Eurythmics, The Cardigans, Imogen Heap, Erasure, Madonna and ABBA as inspirations, and a thread or two of these can be picked out in this track. Musically, ‘Mary The Inventor’ is a wholesome number, energetic and affable in equal measures, and Ash’s voice is both sweet and voluminous, clearly well trained and practically made for pop. MP3 after the jump.
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