Ashley Zarah continues her narrative empowering listeners to leave hostile relationships in her new single “Let Go” that released August 14, 2020. Capturing the story of a toxic relationship, where one person is dominant and can’t let go of the power they held in it, this dark-pop track proposes it’s about time they move on. “‘Let Go’ is about people who are attached to a bitter past and truly believe that you are too. I always find it amazing when someone who was blatantly awful and hardly memorable thinks I continue to think fondly of them,” says Zarah of the inspiration behind the song.

Collaborating with producer D-SAB for a truly eclectic and entrancing pop record, the duo pairs D-SAB’s genre-defying electronic production with Zarah’s quintessential voice that keeps listeners engaged throughout the entirety of the track. Zarah’s honest lyricism leaves listeners feeling empowered as she lets all of the toxic ex-lovers out there know that the people they once manipulated are no longer their pawns.

“Aggressors hold a delusional view of the toxic past they shared with you; to the extent of both hating you, but also longing for the dominance they felt with you, and therefore wanting you back. In addition, they think you’re suffering the same internal conflict – but you’re not… you see right through them,” says Zarah as she lets go of her own toxic past and looks for a better future.

“This song is all about asking someone to let go of you, to move on from the what-ifs and maybes and to just put an end to your chapter together. Plus let’s not pretend it was ever that great to begin with.” – Ashley Zarah

Artwork for “Let Go” by D-SAB ft. Ashley Zarah

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