Ashley J – Unbreakable
In a time where industry seems to get tougher and tougher as time goes by, uniqueness, well, that’s something very tricky. Usually I would go saying that being original would draw much attention to you, but unfortunately that’s partially true as there has been many creatively unique bands and artists that have found themselves drowned in the sea of talent inside and outside the industry. Sometimes they happen to be very unique that they fall into the niche hole. So I think the key for success would have to be originality but also be relatable. Have your own voice, but also be able for others to connect with you.
“Unbreakable” by songstress Ashley J has all the right elements to conquer the hearts of many. It’s infectious and has Disney pop centric melodies that are made for young listeners, which at the end of the day are the ones that consume more music. The powerful message in the song is very much needed in this times of despair and hopelessness. Be yourself. Don’t let others to define who you are. You might find yourself in very dark corners, but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
On a negative note, for me the song sounds way too familiar. As I mentioned on the first paragraph, they key to make it through is not only be very lucky but also have your own identity. There can be a very limited amount of artists that sounds like a highly popular one, ya know? There can only be too many Britney Spears, or Bridgit Mendler, etc. And even those artists have found the way to eventually redefine themselves. So hopefully, sooner than later, Ashley J would find her way to be herself. To take some risks, have some fun playing with other styles and blending them together.
Overall, there’s the determination, the potential and of course, the talent to make it through. This single serves as a great introduction for a, fingers crossed, emerging star. Hopefully she embraces her own message and finds the needed strength to take some risks in the future and keep chopping her skills. Luckily she will encounter with a production team that may help her push her boundaries as well, not saying this one doesn’t... but ya know what I mean.