Ash Koley - Elements (2016)
Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:39 | 103 MB
Label: Nettwerk Records | Release Year: 2016
Six years after their debut, Canadian pop duo Ash Koley return with Elements, their sophomore LP for the Nettwerk label. The partnership of Winnipeg-based singer Ash Koley and multi-instrumentalist Phil Deschambault enjoyed their first bit of mainstream renown when their buoyant 2010 single, "Don't Let Your Feet Touch the Ground," reached number 50 on the Canadian Hot 100. The breezy, piano-led cabaret pop of their debut, Inventions, led to an even breezier 2012 companion album called Acoustic Inventions. With Elements, they've made a deliberate attempt to to alter their creative formula, heading to Los Angeles for a series of co-writing sessions and some added production/songwriting efforts from Justin Gray (Ryan Cabrera, Mariah Carey) and Brian West (Rachel Platten, Maroon 5). While not a total makeover, the 11 tracks on Elements represent a distinct shift toward more contemporary synth pop with a surprising dash of hip-hop thrown in.