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by Ashley Eriksson

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Colours (KLP245) is Ashley Eriksson's inspired solo debut on K, and a collection of piano pieces, ballads and songs for her fans around the world. An idea for a solo piano album quickly evolved to include songs with her beloved '70s style of instrumentation and pop sensibility (most strikingly her cover of "Ett Stilla Regn," a song by the tragic Swedish pop team Ted and Kenneth Gärdestad). Because Ashley engineered and recorded the album herself, she was able to capture her collection of songs in a variety of old haunts, including favorite grange halls and churches, her tiny shed in northern Sweden, friends' houses, and in the Whidbey Island studio-trailer where she lives with husband (and LAKE collaborator) Eli Moore.

It’s the emotional space Ashley reserved for herself while recording Colours that makes it such a personal and vivid statement. Of writing the beautiful, lead ballad "Why Are You So Helpless?” Ashley says “I dreamt this song while I was sleeping in the little shed behind my dad's house in northern Sweden. I was in a record store and a John Lennon song came on I'd never heard before. When I woke up I was anxious to capture the song. I recorded the demo on my phone and sang with an acoustic guitar I had with me.” In a similar way, all the songs on Colours are collected from her dreams, expanded by graceful piano notes and the peaceful echoes of fire-lit evenings.

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released January 1, 2013

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