UK single release – 26th December 2011
On Lip Sync Music/Black Unicorn
Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Jasmine Ash gears up for the release of her debut album ‘Beneath The Noise’ with the release of the whimsical, enchanting love song, ‘Starlight’. Currently being used in Ferrero Rocher’s new TV campaign airing in the UK, US and Ireland, ‘Starlight’ is co-written and co-produced with Jacques Brautbar and his fellow Phantom Planet band mate Sam Farrar (Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles).
Jasmine’s effortless charm, gossamer vocals and stellar songwriting skills have been winning over local audiences and inducing smiles all over the world. The honesty of Jasmine’s lyrics combined with her often quirky pop melodies have helped her to formulate an infectious sound that is uniquely her own. In addition to working on her solo album Jasmine is constantly creating and developing various projects, most recently co-writing with Ed Sheeran, American Idol Winner Kris Allen, Disney sensations R5, and Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee.
A serendipitous meeting at a Los Angeles restaurant between Portland-born Jasmine and Jacques Brautbar, resulted in a fast friendship. Jacques brought in long time friend Sam Farrar and the trio collaborated on her debut solo album ‘Beneath The Noise’ (due out in February 2012).
According to Jasmine, “My new album reflects the events in my life, whether positive, negative or inspirational, that I hope my listeners are able to relate to as well. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world because I get to write and play music. Sometimes I have to pinch myself! It's been so wonderful to get to know my fans and it’s a very humbling feeling to know I have such faithful ones.”
The record also features songs like the retro, Motown influenced ‘Killer’ (as heard on ‘90210’ and Apple's 2011 tutorial for iPad 2), the seductive, drum driven ‘Cut Up’ and the alluring ‘Not All That I Am’, which closes out the album.
"Working with Jasmine is always an effortless experience. I hesitate even using the word 'work'… it is more like, play, really. I know we are going to have a really fun time, and have an awesome song at the end of the day. In Jasmine Ash, I have found a creative partner for life.” – Jacques Brautbar
Jasmine also wears the hat of front woman and songwriter for the indie/rock band Oh Darling whose music can be heard on numerous TV shows, in films and ad campaigns, such as Disney’s PROM, KIA, Bloomingdales, ‘Drop Dead Diva’ and many more.