California's Ashlyn Willson (aka Ashe) is an emotive performer who combines poetic, singer/songwriter pop with electronic flourishes. She emerged in the 2010s singing on Ben Phipps' "Sleep Alone," and Shaun Frank's Juno-nominated "Let You Get Away," before releasing her 2018 debut EP, The Rabbit Hole. She gained wider attention when her song "Moral of the Story" (off 2019's Moral of the Story: Chapter 1) was featured in Netflix's To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.
A native of San Jose, Willson took piano lessons starting at age six and first began writing songs in her teens. After high school, she briefly attended community college before enrolling at Berklee in Boston, where she majored in Contemporary Writing and Production. After graduating, she relocated to Nashville, where she quickly found songwriting and production work. However, it was her solo work as Ashe that caught the attention of Swedish DJ Ben Phipps, who then invited her to collaborate on the single "Sleep Alone." The track went viral and helped her land similar work with artists like Shaun Frank, Whethan, and Louis the Child. In 2017, Ashe released her official debut solo single, "Used to It," followed by The Rabbit Hole EP in 2018. In 2019, she returned with two more EPs, Moral of the Story: Chapter 1 and Moral of the Story: Chapter 2, both of which featured production by Finneas O'Connell. In February 2020, Ashe's song "Moral of the Story" landed at number five on the Billboard digital charts after it was featured in the hit Netflix series To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. She landed another streaming hit with "Save Myself" later that year. Returning in February 2021, Ashe simultaneously released the singles "The Same" and "Real Love."