Singer, songwriter and artist exploding onto the music scene as she utilizes meaningful fan interactions to inspire her songwriting process
Name: Ashley Kutcher
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Style: Confessional pop
Look out for: Her new single, The Night You Left out 29 October
Ashley Kutcher’s 2020 single, Love You From A Distance, which was inspired by a song request from a fan on social media, quickly went viral on TikTok with a recording made from her bathroom. The song has gone on to gather over 32.4 million streams since its release, which has made Kutcher a top artist on the app.
“The moment Love You From A Distance was released, my life changed,” Kutcher says. “It was overwhelming to see a song I wrote by myself on my bathroom floor reach so many people.”
Her other tracks include the poignant love song Favorite What If and powerful single Fake Bitches. The latter is an outspoken anthem that was released back in September and addresses the importance of ditching friendships with deceptive intentions. Kutcher has said she wrote the song as a piece, “People can relate to when it comes to knowing who the real people in your life are, and of course, knowing who’s definitely not.”
The Night You Left is Kutcher’s next release, which will be out on 29 October. The track draws from personal experience and tells the story of someone who left her life with an emotional exit. The result is a deeply sentimental piece its creator calls, “One of the easiest songs [she’s] ever written,” due to its touching truthfulness. “I remember that night so vividly, so the song includes specific details,” she says. “The lyrics and melodies to me are so beautiful, it’s a heartbreaking listen.”
Although she always loved music, becoming a professional musician was never the career path Kutcher anticipated she would embark on. Most of her free time growing up was spent participating in competitive gymnastics, and she earned her nursing degree from Towson University before being signed to Darkroom/Interscope Records. Once she recognized how the music she creates positively affects her fans, Kutcher decided to pursue music full force.
“It wasn’t until I saw how many people my music was impacting, that my mindset began to shift,” Kutcher said. “I joined the healthcare field to help people, but at a certain point I realised I was helping so many more people with my music.”