Ashlynn Malia has dropped a new video for “temporary.” The 20 year old LA Artist, recently signed to the Orchard, with her debut EP coming out June 25th on Jullian/Orchard/Sony. “temporary,” follows Malia’s debut single “Desperate.”
“I got the inspiration for “temporary” from a dream. I woke up with feelings for someone who I knew I didn’t actually like, hence the “i hope [the feelings] will be gone by tomorrow” line. “Temporary” kind of blends the themes from my other songs “open” and “emergency” since it focuses both on apprehension towards getting close to someone (“open”) and resorting to detachment in relationships (“emergency”).
When I write songs I place a lot of emphasis on my lyrics. The picture my words paint directly effects the choices we make during production. To me, they’re the center of everything. This video exists so everyone listening experiences the song that way too.
Raised in Los Angeles, Malia was introduced to the entertainment industry at a young age and toured the country for an internationally known kids music group at the age of 12. Before then, she had spent most of her childhood surrounded by musicians, learning to sing and play instruments at her family’s music school. Since then she’s worked as a professional dancer, in music videos for artists such as Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, and has been finding her own voice as an artist herself.
Malia first started writing the songs for “rather be alone” at age sixteen, and met her producers Andrew Weitz and Koby Berman a year later, starting the production process that would span over the next two years. She recounts the time spent making the EP, saying “I think we all genuinely enjoyed working together and finding our collective sound. Looking back at the start of this project, we’ve all evolved so much since. We poured our time, energy, hearts, and souls into this body of work and it’s extremely personal and special.”
When asked about how she wants her music to be received, Malia says she wants to make her listeners feel understood. “There are a handful of songs that I hold close to my heart because whoever wrote them made me feel like the words could’ve been mine, or they fit a feeling or an experience of mine in some perfect and unexplainable way. I want my music to be that for someone else. I want to be part of the soundtrack of someone’s life.”