SRSQ Releases New Album ‘Ever Crashing’ Today

Ever Crashing, the second LP by Kennedy Ashlyn aka SRSQ [pronounced ‘seer-skew’] is available today on Dais Records. The album is the summation of a nearly three-year journey of soul searching, songwriting, and self-discovery. Every song hits like a single, heaving with guitar, synth, strings, live drums, and oceans of Ashlyn’s astounding voice, balletic and illuminated. The tracks gleam with detail, often assembled from as many as 100 separate tracks, all of which were written and played solely by Ashlyn – a feat of world-building as daunting as it is devastating.

Ever Crashing began materializing in the wake of an ADHD and bipolar disorder diagnosis, prompting a profound personal overhaul. Ashlyn cites such periods of turmoil as a muse of sorts, when “songs begin to echo within me,” gradually reverberating clearer and more vividly. As melodies and arrangements come into focus, the songs act like containers, vessels in which to externalize and exorcize tumultuous emotions.

“I became myself in the process of making this record.” From the first choral swells of opener ‘It Always Rains’, it’s clear this collection exists on an ascendent plane, capturing an artist in superbloom. From swooning end credits balladry (‘Dead Loss’) to orchestral slow-burn torch songs (‘Abyss’) to dizzying shoegaze heavens (‘Someday I Will Bask In The Sun’), the album exudes a sense of aching grandeur and bewildered joy, rich with triumphs hard won and lost loves never forgotten.”