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This month we’re live from The Beehive, California, where breakout R&B singer-songwriter ASTN performs his Sessions at AllSaints debut.
During ASTN’s first trip to Miami he linked up with writer Poo Bear to create Element, a mellow bop with soulful swagger. Letting loose, he sings about someone who lights up his world whenever they’re around - it’s got a romantic vibe.
"THIS RECORD MAN…WHERE TO START? IT HAS SIMULTANEOUSLY CAUSED ME SO MUCH STRESS, YET SO MUCH FREEDOM, SO MUCH ANGST, YET SO MUCH PEACE. I OFTEN WRITE FROM THE HEART, BUT THIS FELT LIKE WRITING FOR THE HEART. LAST YEAR I WAS LOST AND AMIDST THAT PHASE IN MY LIFE, A CLEAR-CUT VISION WAS BORN. FOR THE BETTER PART OF TWO YEARS I FELT THAT I WAS LIVING TWO LIVES, ASTN AND JOHN AUSTIN SANDERS - A REBORN YOUNG MAN READY TO SAY YES TO ANYTHING AND THE QUIET, SOFT-SPOKEN MUSIC KID FROM THE SOUTH. THAT DUALITY WAS A STARTING POINT FOR THIS VISION."
Throughout his new album, Where Do We Go From Here? ASTN takes on a transformative journey of self-expression. As a means of catharsis he tells his own story in the hopes that someone might relate and find comfort in his words - he’s taking R&B to new heights.
Directed by: Jordan Ledy
Photography by: Jake Cloobeck
Cinematography by: James Mills