Ashley Zarah is an Iranian singer/songwriter and Dark-Pop performer hailing from Los Angeles, CA. Merging millennial pain and pop culture, she is convincing pop listeners to feel something real again, the way she felt during the emo wave in the early 2000s. As a young kid who struggled finding a group and culture to identify with, Zarah decided to invent a space of her own where all the beautifully complex were welcome; hence, the home of Dark-Pop.
While on scholarship at the highly prestigious art institution, Berklee College of Music, Zarah revealed herself to be both a prolific writer and expressive vocalist; though mostly sought after for her relatability and insightful lyric writing. She has since been featured on NPR’s “Buried Treasures,” BuzzMusic LA, GirlTalkHQ, Authority Magazine, JeJune Magazine, EDM Nations, and twice debuted on the world-renowned music editorial, The Hype Magazine. Her 2019 Middle-Eastern influenced 2-track single, Awake, will be featured in the upcoming LA indie film, Back In the No.
An advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and gender equality; Zarah is on a mission to teach and heal her generation to speak their truths and enjoy their lives rather than simply surviving them; proving to audiences that no pain is worth the disposal of a life. Zarah’s highly anticipated project, the Better Mess – LP, is currently in post-production for release in the Fall of 2020, leading with fan-favorite singles “My Boyfriend,” and “Everybody Knows.”