Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Ashley Shadow (feat. Bonnie Prince Billy) • "Don't Slow Me Down" • 2021



It’s easy to fall under the spell of Ashley’s haunting voice. The Vancouver, B.C.-based songwriter forged her own identity as a songwriter with 2016’s eponymous self-titled debut. Her sophomore effort, Only the End, maintains the moody introspection that is ingrained in Pacific Northwest life, but now comes armed with a palpable hope complementing her signature melancholy.


 "A gentle testament to resilience in the face of emotional hardship"
– Pitchfork

“Dusty and mournful and Webber’s voice quivers as she reflects on the passage of time"
– Stereogum

"A VU thrum underpins its multi-layered, darkly folky arrangement and rolling groove"
– MOJO

“... the kind of haunting loner folk that’ll likely hit fans of Leonard Cohen, Sibylle Baier or Angel Olsen, but Ashley’s got a bigger voice than these kinds of artists usually do"
– Brooklyn Vegan

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