Ashley Allen, a new up-and-coming singing talent, has just released her new music video for “Let’s Go.” The music video has received over 75,000 views on YouTube in its first weekend. The single was originally released exclusively ArtistDirect June 13.

Allen, a 23-year-old native New Yorker, creates infectious and insightful hits and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Charged FM, Joonbug and NKD Magazine, Ashley has also been lighting up the stage at legendary NYC venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric, BB Kings, and Highline Ballroom. Brightest Young Things said about her music, “Her ultra-catchy sound’s got a broad appeal without being even remotely watered down, which (in today’s go-sub-genre-or-go-home world) is a total breath of fresh air, and definitely merits a listen.”

Some of Allen’s inspiration comes from some dark times in her past. “I went through a lot when I was younger, some really challenging times dealing with bullying, anxiety, depression, and eventually drugs,” she said. “I was in a very dark place and my music is what got me out of it.”

The songs on Allen’s debut album have a lot of different layers ranging from happiness to darkness. Influenced by Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson, dubstep and Rascal Flatts, Allen combines a variety of musical tastes and life experiences and will leave the listener with positivity and fun.

You can check out the music video to “Let’s Go” below the post. If you love Allen’s music and want to download “Let’s Go” for yourself,” you can download the track at her website. You can also connect with Allen on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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