Creating music during the ongoing pandemic is hard. Creating music during the pandemic with an entirely female production team is even harder.
Look, it’s no secret that the music industry is male-dominated in every regard (remember Buick Audra’s ballad about it?).
However, although it’s no easy feat, artists Sukhmani, Ajeet, and Aisling Urwin managed to create “Ash + Bone,” a track entirely written and produced by a female team. The song, made by women for women, is all about breaking down patriarchal barriers and empowering femininity.
The witchy track features the three voices in stunning three-part harmony. Sukhmani carries the pulse of the song with her steady percussion while Ajeet and Urwin embellish with their talents guitar and harp, respectively. The song’s lyrical content is objectively uplifting and encouraging to any listener, but understanding the context of the track makes it all the more powerful.
New Hampshire-native singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Ajeet took it upon herself to confront the disparities she and other women in the industry have faced. She came up with the idea for “Ash + Bone” and enlisted the help of Leeds-born Sukhmani and Irish harpist Urwin.
The three pristine vocalists and the team behind this powerful project are hopeful for Grammy consideration for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. In encouragement to embrace the feminine mystique, this gentle yet commanding single is a call to action to women everywhere, whether they are active in the industry or not. It is a lullaby battle cry to be wild and shatter glass ceilings.
“Ash + Bone” is available now to stream on all platforms.