After debuting the song on her sold-out Fault Line Tour, California-based platinum singer-songwriter Ashe has today officially released her new single “Hope You’re Not Happy” via Mom+Pop Music.
Ashe’s dusky delivery coasts over embers of acoustic guitar and a soft beat on the anthemic breakup track. Her voice swoons on the string-laden refrain, “I hope you’re not happy without me.”
“Some songs are about acceptance and moving on; wishing someone the best even though you’re not together anymore,” said Ashe. “This is not that song. ‘Hope You’re Not Happy’ is about the harsh truth that us all at some point hope the person we’re no longer with is miserable without us.”
After she wraps her Fault Line Tour, Ashe will head back out on the road for a string of U.S. summer dates on her just announced Is It Me Or Is It Hot Tour.
Ashe Tour Dates:
Fri, May 6 – Metro – Chicago, IL~
Sat, May 7 – Metro – Chicago, IL~
Sun, May 8 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN~
Wed, May 11 – Summit – Denver, CO~
Thurs, May 12 – Summit – Denver, CO~
Mon, May 23 – The Helix – Dublin, Ireland~
Wed, May 25 – O2 Ritz Manchester – Manchester, England~
Thurs, May 26 – SWG3 – Glasgow, Scotland~
Sat, May 28 – Stylus – Leeds, England~
Mon, May 30 – O2 Institute Birmingham – Birmingham, England~
Tues, May 31 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, England~
Wed, June 1 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, England~
Fri, June 3 – Kesselhaus – Berlin, Germany~
Mon, June 6 – Uebel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany~
Tues, June 7 – Gloria – Cologne, Germany~
Wed, June 8 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands~
Fri, June 10 – AB – Brussels, Belgium~
Sun, June 12 – Technikum – Munich, Germany~
Mon, June 13 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy~
Tues, June 14 – La Cigale – Paris, France~
Sat, June 18 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN*
Sun, June 19 – Something In The Water – Washington, DC*
Thurs, July 7 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI-
Fri, July 8 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI+
Sat, July 9 – Deluxe @ Old Nation Centre – Indianapolis, IN-
Tues, July 26 – Higher Ground Ballroom – South Burlington, VT-
Thurs, July 28 – State Theatre – Portland, ME-
Fri, July 29 – Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts – Montreal, QC*
Sun, July 31 – Mo Pop Festival – Detroit, MI*
Fri, August 5 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA*
Mon, September 19 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC-
Wed, September 21 – House of Blues Orlando – Lake Buena Vista, FL-
Thurs, September 22 – Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL-
Today, California-based platinum singer-songwriter Ashe releases “Another Man’s Jeans” (out on Mom+Pop Music) alongside a stunning music video.
On the inspiration for the track, Ashe proclaimed:
“‘Another Man’s Jeans’ is about unashamed and uninhibited confidence, loosening up and having a good time. It sounds like what carefree feels like. It’s sexy! And loud! And fun! It’s a reminder to not take life too seriously.”
Following a three-day shoot at the W Hotel in Punta Mita, Mexico, Ashe, whose music videos are shot exclusively on film, returned to the US only to find out a week later that all of the footage was unusable. It was the biggest production she had ever done and took months of preparation. The news was devastating to say the least but nonetheless she made it back to Mexico to re-shoot the entire thing.
Ashe will spend the spring touring North America and Europe as part of her Fault Line Tour, which sold out one year in advance. She is also confirmed to perform at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on June 18, Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts in Montreal, QC on July 29 and Mo Pop Festival in Detroit, MI on July 31. Full routing below.
The Fault Line Tour Dates
Mon, April 4 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
Tues, April 5 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
Wed, April 6 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
Fri, April 8 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Sat, April 9 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Mon, April 11 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Tues, April 12 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Thurs, April 14 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
Sat, April 16 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
Sun, April 17 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mon, April 18 – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall – Dallas, TX
Wed, April 20 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
Thurs, April 21 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Sat, April 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Mon, April 25 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Tues, April 26 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Wed, April 27 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Fri, April 29 – Royale – Boston, MA
Sat, April 30 – Théâtre Corona – Montreal, QC
Sun, May 1 – The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
Tues, May 3 – Saint Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
Wed, May 4 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Fri, May 6 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Sat, May 7 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Sun, May 8 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Wed, May 11 – Summit – Denver, CO
Thurs, May 12 – Summit – Denver, CO
Mon, May 23 – The Helix – Dublin, Ireland
Wed, May 25 – O2 Ritz Manchester – Manchester, England
Thurs, May 26 – SWG3 – Glasgow, Scotland
Sat, May 28 – Stylus – Leeds, England
Mon, May 30 – O2 Institute Birmingham – Birmingham, England
Tues, May 31 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, England
Wed, June 1 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, England
Fri, June 3 – Kesselhaus – Berlin, Germany
Mon, June 6 – Uebel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
Tues, June 7 – Gloria – Cologne, Germany
Wed, June 8 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri, June 10 – AB – Brussels, Belgium
Sun, June 12 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
Mon, June 13 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
Tues, June 14 – La Cigale – Paris, France
Sat, June 18 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN*
Fri, July 29 – Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts – Montreal, QC*
Best of 2021 – Last year we missed doing our annual “Best Of.” This year we present it after a year of quarantine albums galore. Tours didn’t start until May but new music was flowing from the start of 2021. 2022 is already aiming to be a busy year. Here are our choices for the Best of 2021.
We’ve evolved from Phoebe Bridgers, Megan Thee Stallion and others of last year to a new crop of artists.
Best Label – Fire Talk Records – Home to Bnny, Mamalarky, Packs and more this boutique label is setting up to be the next Saddle Creek Records.
Secretly Group @secretlygroup, Saddle Creek Records @saddlecreek, Fire Talk Records @firetalkrecs, Don Giovanni Records @DonGiovanniRecs
Nest New Artist – “New” is always relative. Georgia Maq has been part of Camp Cope, and Isabella Manfredi was part of The Preatures. Our winner is Ashe who album Ashlyn was hard to put down this year.
Georgia Maq @goldsoundz_, Allison Russell @allisonrussellmusic, S.G. Goodman @s.g.goodman, Ashe @ashemusic, Jillette Johnson @jillettejohnson, Hawxx @hawxxmusic, Noa Kirel @noakirel, Kill Birds @killbirdsmusic, Killboy @killboy , Sloppy Jane @sloppyjanebandd , Ydegirl @ydegirl, The Linda Lindas @the_linda_lindas, Allison Ponthier @allisonponthier, Isabella Manfredi @isabellamanfredi, Pom Pom Squad @pompomsquad
Best Local (Colorado) Artist – Local artists can often be touring or even national acts. This category was very competitive with the amount of quarantine albums that came out. Our winner is Companion who mesmerized us in the Spring. They will quickly become a national act.
Best Dance – Dance is also electronic and electro pop. Magdalena Bay & Sofi Tukker are the 800 lb gorillas in this category. Kito is our winner for surprising collaborations.
Magdalena Bay @magdalenabay, Sofi Tukker @sofitukker, Kito @kito
Best Pop – Pop like Indie is often open to interpretation. It is often what dominates at venues. Our winner is Charlotte Cardin whose Phoenix album was one of the best albums this year.
Hana Vu @hanavuuu, Lucy Dacus @lucydacus, Japanese Breakfast @jbrekkie, Baby Queen @queenofthebabies, Charlotte Cardin @charlottecardin, Jess Chalker @jess_chalker_, May-A @mayacumming, Ashe @ashemusic, Girl In Red @girlinred, Angèle @angele_vl, Sloppy Jane @sloppyjanebandd, Nadia Vaeh @nadiavaeh, Olivia Rox @oliviarox, Number One Popstar @numberonepopstar, Bahari @bahari, Noga Erez @nogaerez, Lola Lennox @lolalennex
Best Rock – Rock is often the guitar driven beat that keeps you going. Kill Birds, who have been touring with Foo Fighters are our winner.
Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserpent, Amyl and the Sniffers @amylandthesniffers, Mattiel @mattielworldwide , Upsahl @upsahlmusicl, Self Esteem @selfesteemselfesteem, Kill Birds @killbirdsmusic, Nadia Sheikh @nadiasheikhmusic, Red Hook @weareredhook, Pom Pom Squad @pompomsquad
Best Indie – Indie always means both a sound but also a level of development. These are the artists at the small venues touring to survive. We have a diverse selection this year. Bnny is our winner.
Best Experimental – There is always a “flinch” moment when you saw experimental. It involves a great deal of risk as personified by our winner Fifi Rong who is working on her dual album set with one album all in English, and one all in Chinese. She is crowdfunding now.
Insect Ark @insectark, Fifi Rong @fifirong, Sasami @sasamiashworth, Irreversible Entanglements @irreversibleentanglements, Haru Nemuri @haru_nemuri
Best Hip Hop – This is the first year that FEMMUSIC has this category. There may be some arguments as to whether all these artists fit it. Coi Leray is the best newcomer in this area. Ray BLK is our winner.
Bia @bia, Tones and I @tonesandi, Doja Cat @dojacat, Sza @sza, Cardi B @iamcardib, Megan Thee Stallion @theestallion, Coi Leray @coileray, Ms Banks @msbanks, Ray BLK @rayblk, Remi Wolf @remiwolf, Tinashe @tinashenow
Best Jazz – We will admit to not hearing as much jazz this year. Laufey is the winner with original interpretations of classics.
Laufey @laufey, Nnenna Freelon @officialnnenna
Best Country – Brandi Carlile is a favorite in this category and will take home more GRAMMYs. Allison Russell wins for being new and original.
Brandi Carlile @brandicarlile, Allison Russell @allisonrussellmusic, Yola @iamyolaofficial, CMAT @cmatbaby, Jackson & Sellers @jacksonsellersmusic, Ingrid Andress @ingridandress
Best Heavy Metal – Infected Rain is a former winner in this category. Jinjer, Halestorm & The Pretty Reckless dominate. The Velveteers are this year’s winner.
Hawxx @hawxxmusic, Edge of Paradise @edgeofparadise, Jinjer @jinjer_official, The Velveteers @thevelveteers, Infected Rain @infectedrain_official, The Pretty Reckless @theprettyreckless, Halestorm @halestormrocks
Best R & B – This category includes powerhouses like Arlo Parks and Dawn Richard. Alewya is our winner for new and original music this year.
Muni Long @munilong, India Shawn @indiashawn, Dawn Richard @dawnrichard, Alewya @alewya11, Arlo Parks @arloparks, Tkay Maidza @tkaymaidza, Danielia Cotton @danieliacotton, Saleka @saleka
Best Surprise – A “surprise” for us is that unexpected performance when it was not expected. It includes some risky performances such as LVXURI and Big Klit. S.G. Goodman is our hands down winner. We caught her as an opener and she garnered as much reaction as the headliner. She is a blunt, and emotive songwriter.
S.G. Goodman @s.g.goodman, Kiesza @kiesza, LVXURI @mx_lvxuri, Big Klit @klitoriusmaximus
Best Comeback – This has been a surprisingly competitive category. Whether it’s the return of ABBA after a long time to Adele’s new album. The big surprise this month is Taylor Swift taking the world with the longest song. She is our winner.
Kylie Minogue @kylieminogue, Avril Lavigne @avrillavigne, Deborah Gibson @debbiegibson, Liz Phair @LizPhairOfficial, Taylor Swift @taylorswift , ABBA @ABBA, Adele @adele, Lorde @lorde
Ruth B announces her new album Moments In Between out June 11 on Downtown Records. The album is the follow up to Safe Haven. Moments In Between was produced by Patrick Wimberly, Justin Raisen and Doug Schaft. These producers have worked with Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Angel Olsen, Maggie Rogers and Ashe.
“‘Situation’ is maybe my favorite song I’ve ever written,” says Ruth, who wrote the track with Ido Zmishlany (Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes). “It sounds so much like me, and where I am now versus a few years ago.”
“Writing songs has always been therapeutic for me,” says Ruth, “and I hope that hearing my songs helps other people in the same way. Whether they’re feeling lonely or heartbroken or happy, I want them to know that someone else understands what they’re going through.”
Speaking about the collaboration, FINNEAS reveals, “Ashe to me, is a timeless artist. Her music will be as relevant and important 30 years from now as it is today. Making music with her has always been an extension of our friendship and I could not love this song more.”
Ashe comments, “’Till Forever Falls Apart’ is one of my favorite songs with one of my favorite people. If I’ve learned anything from ‘Moral of the Story,’ it’s that accepting the hard truth is strangely comforting. This song, while sounding like the most romantic song I’ve ever written, is about acceptance as well. The lyrics, ‘I’m gonna love you knowing we don’t have forever’ is about how it’s more important to have had the chance to love than to stay in love. FINNEAS is one of the most talented people I know and it’s fitting to release this song with someone I love so much. I’m lucky to know him and I hope to never know a life without him in it.”