Ashley Paul, a singer-songwriter and performer, joined us in the Nexus Lounge for a heartfelt conversation. She discussed her most recent project, her touring experience, and took part in our Take-5 series.
Ashley Paul debuted the smash single “When Boys Cry” in 1987 during her early years as a promising dance-pop sensation. Platinum Record Producer Joel Diamond created it, and the song peaked at number 37 on the Billboard charts. Soon after, she released “Color Me Yours,” another massive hit that she sold widely, propelling her into the spotlight around the world.
After years of hiatus, Ashley Paul comes back stronger with fresh perspectives. Following the remixes of her classic songs, Ashley Paul’s newest single, “Feel Your Fire,” in collaboration with the renowned producer Damon Sharpe, is ready to take over the music scene. Ashley Paul elaborated on how the single came about, saying, “We just created this story from scratch about these two people who are hot for each other, and they don’t wanna let the moment pass. Don’t let life pass you by; if you feel something for somebody, make it happen today. You never know what the next day will bring…It’s told in a very sexy kind of way with disco beats, which is how I guess I communicate.”
The sensational American singer-songwriter is currently on a sizzling tour. She recently performed in New York and Los Angeles and is now in the UK for several events, including pride festivals. “It’s just so wonderful, you know, to wake up in the morning and get to do what you’re passionate about,” said Ashley while talking about how it feels to be back on the road. While in the UK, she has been gathering some ideas for her future songs. The kindness and the hospitality inspired the singer, and she wants to return the favor by putting love back into the world. With that in mind, there will undoubtedly be more uplifting music from Ashley Paul for her fans!
With our Take 5 series, we got a chance to get to know Ashley Paul a little better. When asked about her three wishes, she answered she wanted to perform in every country on the globe and write a song with Dusty Springfield. But her last wish was the cherry on top; she said, “My last wish is that everybody in the world would be able not to have sadness and fill their bellies, that there wouldn’t be hunger and sadness.”
To know more about Ashley Paul, including the five people she would love to have dinner with, listen to our full interview below: