I have a confession. I’ve been obsessed with the this song from the moment I heard it. So, I’m ridiculously excited to share it in an official capacity.
Johnny Ashby’s “Back In 1993“ immediately caught my attention the first time I heard it. It’s a reflective look back at the ease and hopefulness of childhood while standing in the midst of all the responsibilities that adulthood throws at you. The simplicity of the music, something Ashby does well, allows the track to center itself around a story and focus on capturing that loss of innocence. Ashby’s voice, a husky, grittier version of someone akin to John Mayer, and his 1970’s songwriting sensibilities, all come together to craft a song that is incredibly relatable. The video finds it’s place in the center of that reflection, shot beautifully along the coast of California, it’s an exploration of memories in the most image focused way. You can almost feel the heat shining down on you as the sun reflects through the window shield. One of the things I love most about this track is the wistful emotions that are attached to something that can also feel like a crippling loss. It’s a positive and thankful look back at those tiny moments that made us who we are.
Johnny Ashby’s debut EP “The Cannonball Days” is do out on March 23rd (more on that later) but for now, you can wrap yourself in those warm memories of your childhood by listening to “Back In 1993” on repeat.