Aslyn

Aslyn

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

There's a shocking intimacy to singer-songwriter Aslyn's music. Her infectious hooks and passionate vocals stirred up music industry interest and Aslyn eventually signed to Capitol Records. Her first Album, Lemon Love, charted on Billboards top 40 chart and produced a top 20 radio single.

Biography

There's a shocking intimacy to singer-songwriter Aslyn's music. Listening to her music, you get the sense that you've stumbled across a trunk full of a stranger's letters and that at any moment you'll be discovered reading them. They reveal the stories behind breakups and betrayals, yet they are buoyant, intoxicated by life and love. They are pure Aslyn.

One might say that in the garden of Aslyn, tradition was the seed. With legs dangling from her piano bench, a musical prodigy at 7 years old, Aslyn mastered pieces from the likes of Chopin, Mendlessohn, Mozart and Beethoven. Aslyn’s singing experience too began at an early age, performing in churches with her 4 brothers- three are members of the Atlantic Records band, Georgia. The daughter of a preacher and teacher, raised outside Gainesville, Florida, Aslyn’s musical aspirations soon outgrew what her small hometown could offer, so she packed her bags and moved to Atlanta in pursuit of her dream.

Aslyn remained dedicated to her craft as a songwriter and performer, writing every day, playing in every club that would have her. She was drinking in all kinds of music - from Queen to The Beatles, Carol King and Stevie Wonder - while simultaneously discovering and developing her own artistic voice. Her approach to songwriting crystallized and out poured many of the songs that would form the foundation for her first album. Her infectious hooks and passionate vocals stirred up music industry interest and Aslyn was eventually signed to Capitol Records and toured the country several times. Her first Album, Lemon Love, charted on Billboards top 40 chart and produced a top 20 radio single also making appearances and performing on VH1, MTV, Fuse, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The CBS Early Show.

This summer Aslyn will be releasing her highly anticipated independent second album entitled “The Dandelion Session”. Aslyn explains, “The making of this album has been a magical experience in so many ways. I've always wanted to record a live studio album, and we did just that. We brought an amazing group of musicians to the studio, set up around the piano, and recorded the songs. There is a raw simplicity captured when recording live that cultivates honest art. Many of the classic records that I obsess about were recorded this way. I named the album "The Dandelion Sessions" because "Wherever the Dandelion Falls" is the song that encompasses the whole experience for me. The vision for this record began as only a wish upon a dandelion, literally. A beautiful moment where I allowed myself to dream while standing beside a street in Atlanta, blowing seeds into the wind, realizing that I was ready to record again. I wasn't born yesterday. I know that not all dreams come true. But this one did for me.”

Every storyteller craves an audience, so naturally Aslyn's excited about taking her songs on the road. "That was what kept me going.. the feeling that I had connected with someone through the offering of song," Aslyn remembers. "That was my fuel. And it still is."

Lyrics

Me & You & Daisies

Written By: words and music by Aslyn


life's a rope and every day's a little tug of war
take it too easy and you might end up muddy and coarse
but if you hold it at the hip, you just might win it
there are choices that you wish would never show their head
days the cards aren't on your side but they're the ones you get
and there's a moment you can choose
when what you say is what you do

chorus~
you don't know the story
you don't know what happened
you don't know me like you thought you did or you'd be laughing
days are just erasing
and you complain like crazy
life should be about love and peace and me and you and daisies
me and you and daisies

there are fires of the heart and there's a storm that spreads
there are questions when you slice what everybody says
and there's no power to rewind when you're the one who said it
do you hold your shoulders back so you won't cross the line
and when you're on your knees do you think you've got a lot of time
cause there's a riddle in the wind
can it blow you down again

(chorus)

if life's a letter that you send
you can't write it out again
what's the use if love's a trend
when you believing me depends

(chorus)

Trying to Drive

Written By: words and music by Aslyn and Zac Brown

you might be right
i'm out of luck when i'm out of feist
and out of touch with the little spot i call my own
don't feel like home anymore
but you make the most of what it's not
til a little love feels like a lot
and i blame you and you blame me
and this little war evens everything in time
but you're not always right
but i'm not always wrong
it's not like i don't try
but this is where we belong

chorus~
one way, everything's gotta be your way
but darling i'm on your side
cause it's one wheel, 4 hands, 2 hearts trying to understand
how were gonna get there, when we're both trying to drive

no one can do what you do
you know i'm not right, if i'm not right with you
i'll save you and you'll save me
and i'll be the one to lay it all out on the line
but you're not always right
but i'm not always wrong
it's not like i don't try
but this is where we belong

(chorus)

i can feel it under my seat
here on the sideline of my life
watching rain fall to the ground
to the beat of the same old fight
every song is brewing this more
and when we find ourselves in the mix of it
give a little bit and we'll fly we'll fly we'll fly

(chorus)

What is the Difference

Written By: words and music by Aslyn

what is the difference
a friend and a lover
is there room in the middle for me
you are so beautiful
you make me make out a fool
to work out a way to be
i could fly like a bird but i just can't let it be

chorus~
what have i gotta do
when all you see is passing sand
cause i would rather lose it all then watch you walking hand in hand
with some other girl, she's stealing my fate
but i can't make you dream of me
i can't make you dream of me

is there holy water
does salt heal things better
cause i need a place to heal
my heart's a flat tire
i sulk and admire
hoping you'll stop for me
i could hide like turtle but i just can't let it be

(chorus)

you can't force a fire
and i'm not a good liar
i'm wanting you all for me

(chorus)
i can't make you dream of me
i can't make you dream

Discography

Lemon Love, Capitol Records 2005

The Grand Garden EP Phases 1-4, EMI 2008

The Dandelion Sessions, Lemonade Records 2009