Jovanna Reyes

Timeless Motivation And Comfort In “Getting Started” From Johnny Ashby

Chill indie rock tune “Getting Started” is the vibey, euphoric song you didn't know you needed

Singer-Songwriter Johnny Ashby has remarkably created the most epic building song, dripping in reassurance and encouragement. 2020 wasn’t the best in many aspects, but Ashby’s single “Getting Started” the ageless gritty, relaxed aura that gives you both a spur of inspiration and comfort as he sings “it’ll be okay”. The song has a woozy, hazy feel which elicits a very calming feeling. The sound sonically is constantly layering, like an ice-cream sundae that just keeps getting sweeter and bigger, the tune is full of treats: twanging guitar, fuzzy electrics, steady heartbeat drums, an abundance of dynamics and backing vocals.

Ashby explains “we wanted to write something that had this continuous pulse throughout that grew bigger and bigger. We had this image of someone running and the music kinda built up from there”, this allows the song to gently warm you up. There is always a need for us to find our inner warrior and power during times of our lives that require strength, Ashby continues about the song “Getting Started is a song that asks for help. It’s a call for change. There’s been lots happening in the news over the last year and I felt like I needed to write a song about it”

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