Asha Elia (pronounced Ash-uh Ell-ee-uh) is an East London based rising star focused on bringing a dewy contemporary vibe to the current climate of UK music. Originally from Bristol, Asha is already on course to take her unique soulful sound to music fans across the globe.
Both of her most recent releases ‘Dreams’ and ‘Follow You’ have been recognised by the likes of BBC introducing. Whilst her first two independent releases ‘Walk Together’ and ‘Serve’ have garnered over 700.000 streams since their much-anticipated respected releases, with the latter being hailed online as a ‘breath of fresh air’ and a unique spin on the genre by many fans and media publications alike.
With such buzz and excitement surrounding this artist, it should come as no surprise when so many describe her as angelic and progressive; a description befitting to both her and her music.
Her sound and content find itself heavily laced with themes of love, purity and holiness, thus setting her apart from the cultural norms being presented by so many of her musical peers.
Her biggest influences range from the mellow tones of James Blake & Amel Larrieux to the vibrant sounds of current artists, as she so eagerly desires to be the future of this sound in the UK.
With her forthcoming EP set for release in the final quarter of 2020, her new single ‘Nights Like This’ aims to give listeners a glimpse into what they and the industry can expect from Asha as an artist. The song is a mellow yet simultaneously upbeat Afropop summer groove, which has already excited the ears of industry insiders and fans
Asha wrote this inspiring track to describe the feeling of turning back towards God and being able to fully experience all of the freedom, joy and peace which comes with that. The single’s sound was inspired by artists such as Burna Boy.