A Chat with Conrad Ashton (07.08.2020)

Conrad Ashton is a constant student of music and is here to share his passion with everyone. His new EP No Post on Sunday continues his eloquent lyrical skills with relevant and relatable songs. We sat down with Ashton to talk about his EP, music, future plans and much more!

OSR: If you had not become a musician, what would you be doing right now?

Ashton: I had a choice to make between pursuing drama or music and I chose music. If it hadn’t been for music easily that, hope one day to get back into acting as I loved it.

OSR: How do you feel your music has evolved since your first single?

Ashton: I would have to compare it to my first album and since then it’s just a different sound. It has always been true to me and honest, but sonically it has gotten deeper melodically and lyrically.

OSR: No Post on Sundays is your first fully acoustic EP, what prompted this?

Ashton: Essentially, these tracks are me at my purest and most honest and the best way to showcase that is being as stripped back as possible, so going acoustic really. Rather than hiding behind distortion or even more instruments, it had to be as pure as possible.

OSR: Is there a theme or backstory to No Post on Sundays?

Ashton: Not really, it is just a collection of songs exploring life.

OSR: On a scale of 6 to 4850, how difficult was it to create this EP?

Ashton: Canny scale that. (laughs) 0 really, writing songs is what I do and songs just come together. Of course, in a studio you encounter challenges but in a positive way that I enjoy and it brings the best out of me and what I am doing.

OSR: If you could collaborate with any other musician, who would it be and why?

Ashton: Dead would be Elvis. I would have loved to have written for that voice. Alive, Noel Gallagher would be great to learn from him and see how he works and goes about making records.

Conrad Ashton

OSR: If people could only remember one thing about your music, what would you like that to be?

Ashton: How much I enjoyed doing it and hopefully that my songs were okay!

OSR: What is your favourite and least favourite track on the EP?

Ashton: ‘Like No One Else Do’ is my favourite and least favourite, I don’t have one or it wouldn’t be on there. They all mean something to me and are all alright in their own way I guess.

OSR: What does your music say about you?

Ashton: No idea really. (laughs) Hopefully it comes across that I am a decent enough chap who hopefully can inspire and entertain to some degree.

OSR: You have a new single coming out in September, can you tell us a little about it?

Ashton: Quite simply the greatest thing I will ever write in my life probably I can’t wait to share it with you and the world!

Thanks to Conrad Ashton for chatting with us! You can find more about him on his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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