Houston R&B crooner, Ashlyn Carr, has some sultry fire in her vocal chords. And on her upcoming album, Lover's Circle, she's now showing off her writing talents as well. Her new single, "Moon", dropped today and if its any indication of what's in store, the world is going get a much needed injection of soulful exuberance not too many other artists are bringing to the table today. Ashlyn Carr was gracious enough to answer a few questions we threw her way to discuss her new project, her future, and which artists she would like to collab with.
Isom Kuade: First, thanks for taking the time to sit with us at Pancakes and Cider. Tell us about your new single, "Moon"?
Ashlyn Chanel Carr: Really ? Good! That's what I want! I want people to get lost in the beat.
Yes you should but we will still stick to some of the sounds that were heard in My Time.
Ashlyn Carr: I think I am a little more open and comfortable in this project as I wrote more and I did more singing actually and made sure to own the things I wrote.
My Time was a little test trial, but Lovers Circle has more layers and more depth.
Ashlyn Carr: I knooooooow... Like her music still jams and its so well written and produced. Well this time around I was really listening to Jhene Aiko and BJ the Chicago Kid. I do love me some Jill Scott.
Isom Kuade: Awesome. We can't wait!
Finally - what do you think about Rachel Dolezal impersonating a black woman for about a decade?
Ashlyn Carr: [Laughs]Here is my thing ... she clearly has some issues ... but can I really be mad ... everybody is impersonating some culture .... white people do it ... black people do it ... Latinos do it!
If she likes Afros and Box Braids ... then go for it ! She has issues!