Ashley J - Trapped

16 August Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Trapped - Ashley J |

Today's been a day of catching up with my music video reviews on this blog, so it's always a welcomed treat when something new slides into my email. This one was suggested by someone who noticed my previous review on Dua Lipa's "New Rules" - which is incredible in every way. One listen to this song, and it was stuck in my head, and I knew I had to review it on my blog! So here is Ashley J with her fourth single "Trapped", and after listening to all her other songs, this is definitely her best to date. This one just has that contemporary-pop spin that suits her in every way; plus it's beyond catchy. I think I've found another new female singer that I love! Watch Ashley J be confident and expressive in this music video for her fourths single "Trapped" which showcases her fierce energy.

Ashley J, full name Ashley Jean, has been working on her music career for the past few years. 2015 was the year she launched on to the scene with "One And One", which is a cover of the popular Robert Miles song of the same name; this managed to chart on Billboard's Top 20 Dance Charts. She followed that up with "Cali" with Ralphi Roasio, which debuted at number one on Billboard's Breakout Chart. Then, last year, saw her release "Dare Ya" which peaked at number three on the Official European Independent Music Charts. It's clear that Ashley J has talent and great songwriting skills on her side. We're sure this song will become much bigger the more that people hear it, and I certainly can't stop listening to it myself. It was written by Ashley J; whilst it was produced by Narada Michael Walden.

The music video is a pure performance visual throughout. The song is about being trapped, being lost or mesmerised by her lover. I don't know about you, but this sultry music video certainly has me trapped from the very start.

This girl not only has the vocals, but she has the sexy visual to go with it. Ashley J starts off subtle, calm, and composed; but, just like the song, she builds and builds before unleashing these performance vibes that really come out of nowhere.

She certainly has that star quality to her as we flip through the various scenes, our favourite being the second scene we get to watch. Most parts are filmed in the same place only with Ashley J wearing something new or there being a different projected visual - each one making it smoky, just like the track itself.

The very last shot just makes the video complete. This works fully, and the corner of the walls brings the visual impact of being trapped, whilst her energetic performance shows the emotion to this song. It relates it draws the audience in, and the song itself is one of my favourite new jams!
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