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Ashley Scott speaks for the brothers who are far away from home on The Thought of You

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Ashley Scott's musical roots extend to the house of Gamble and Huff. The Philadelphia native grew up where the sound of sophisticated soul still lingers in the atmosphere and can be heard in the music of the City of Brotherly Love's present day acts.

Scott, however, has a direct tie to the great music that came out of the legendary Philadelphia International Records label. His aunt, Helen Scott, had two stints with the Three Degrees, one of the greatest and most glamorous female groups from the golden era of soul music. Scott still performs with the group after returning in 1976.

Ashley Scott wants to build upon the musical legacy that his aunt established while also writing his own unique chapter. He certainly has the academic and artistic chops to do so. Scott earned his bachelor's in music from Howard University before moving on to become a professional musician. He's worked as a backing vocalist for the topflight stars like Will Downing and Tye Tribbett. Scott has shared the stage with fellow Philadelphian Bilal, as well as Eric Roberson, to name a few.

Most recently, Scott crossed the Atlantic to establish his musical career in the United Kingdom. That is a choice made by many R&B singers who understand that Europeans have an appetite for soulful vocals, lyrics that put an emphasis on classic romance and instrumental arrangements that are lush and jazzy yet funky. These are all qualities found in Scott's music and the Brits find his sound to be enticing. He's already scored two Top 10 hits in the UK with "Dance The Night Away" and "Don't Throw Our Love Away."

Scott thinks his latest single, "The Thought of You," will excite soul music fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Scott writes "The Thought of You" from the standpoint of a traveling musician trying to let his woman know that though he may be far away from her, she is foremost on his mind. The story expressed in the lyrics makes it clear that Scott knows his lady has heard more than her share of stories about 'the road' and he wants her to know she's the only one he is thinking about.

The song's sentiment can be applied by anyone with a job that takes them away from the one that they love so like all great music, "The Thought of You" is a universal and timeless song. Click on the link below to be directed to Bandcamp and support Ashley Scott directly.



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