Ashe’s EP is the perfect complement to ‘P.S. I Still Love You’
Jessica Guerrucci – Managing Editor
For those who turned on their televisions to watch “P.S. I Still Love You,” they left with their heart-strings pulled and a belief in love again — but what this movie also gave us was Ashe’s “Moral of the Story.”
After being released in April of 2019, the musical masterpiece that is Ashe’s EP “Moral of the Story: Chapter One,” went somewhat unnoticed, that was until “P.S. I Still Love You,” of course.
When I heard the soft ballad that is “Moral of the Story” and the piano creep in during the scene after Lara Jean has broken up with Peter Kavinsky, I knew the fate of this song had just taken a shift — and it was going to be big.
Now climbing its way into Spotify’s United States Top 50, reaching as many as one million streams in one day and taking its place as the number one trending search on Apple Music in less than two weeks after the movie was released, it is fair to say this song is a hit.
The song additionally made its debut on ALT 98.7, which was Ashe’s first appearance on the radio. As the song gathered the national attention it deserved, it has been amazing to watch her success grow so rapidly.
The song, which tells the story of Ashe’s divorce, is truly beautiful. The lyrics themselves move us through a story and the lessons she has learned from being in love — and falling out of it.
Ashe, who described to online music publication, Earmilk, as “the song that started it all,” tells the story of how despite making mistakes in love or in life. Those mistakes help shape who you are. She repeats throughout the song, “Some mistakes get made, that’s alright, that’s okay,” and it serves as a reassuring reminder to us all.
The most breathtaking part of the song is perhaps the bridge which leads in with the somewhat cliché but truthful line, “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all,” as she leads into the chorus one final time.
Though only “Moral of the Story” gained national attention, listening to four songs on the album in its entirety in a journey in itself. All the way through “Figured Out,” “Bachelorette,” “S—-y Places, Pretty Faces” and finally to “Moral of the Story,” we grow with Ashe and understand a piece of her life.
The raw honesty and depiction of love is what makes this album and song spectacular. The song itself is what made the breakup scene is “P.S. I Still Love You” so powerful. It is one of those songs that has the kind of message that grabs people and pulls them in.
Ashe who already released “Moral of the Story: Chapter 2” in August of 2019, takes on the same ideas of lessons learned and how to grow from them and said she was holed up in her studio until 2020, but I am excited to see what comes next for her and how she grows.
Ashe and “Moral of the Story,” were already something special. “P.S. I Still Love You” just gave it the platform to become something great.