Emerging artist Asaiah Riley releases his debut Indie-Pop feel good single ‘Tha Ugly Life’.
Smooth and slippery, ‘Tha Ugly Life’ is a no-holds barred single that showcases Asaiah’s confident side, accompanied by his dreamy vocals.
When making the single, Asaiah notes that his search for the perfect beat came after some time. But once he found the beat, the song wrote itself.
“After hearing a beat, the lyrics came easy. I have my brand, UGLYKIDD, so I just kind of wrote lyrics to the idea of that. What would UGLYKIDD be if it was a song? The song was done in, probably, five minutes. I work with this incredible engineer (MixedByEspa) and once I showed him the song and the beat, we knew something was missing,”
“We decided to use this beat as the “skeleton” or “soul” of the song but we added a lot of elements ourselves. I come from playing in bands so I feel like I could never just take a beat and use it. I have to add my “sauce”, if you will,”
Raised on a plethora of different musical genres, Asaiah Riley’s style blends the sounds of Indie Rock, Hip-Hop/R&B, Soul and Alternative Pop music to create a sound of his own.
Asaiah was inspired to start playing music at the age of 14-years-old after watching the music video for AC/DC’s “Jailbreak”. Playing in a few bands, doing gigs around his hometown of Cronulla, Australia, Asaiah has made a name for himself amongst his friends and family but that wasn’t big enough.
The artist began writing his own music and he is finally sharing it with the world. His influences include: Nirvana, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Hiatus Kaiyote, Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse and Young Thug.