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Published on October 29th, 2020 | by Rive


Salt Ashes Releases Haunting New Single & Self-Directed Video with “Cut You With A Kiss”

Hotly tipped London-based electronic artist Salt Ashes releases the highly anticipated “Cut You With A Kiss”; the latest product of her mission to bring a refreshing and dark edge to the world of dance music.

“Cut You With A Kiss” is a haunting pop number co-written with label-mate Maddox Jones and produced by, Louis Souyave who handled production on all of Salt Ashes’ EP counting crosses, released in March of this year. The accompanying music video, directed by Salt Ashes herself, along with styling and makeup, was filmed and edited by Rio Carciero, and matches the dark and manic soundscapes of the single.

Speaking about the track, she discloses, “Cut You With A Kiss is about questioning the integrity of someone’s new girlfriend and believing that she isn’t good for them. It’s a dark place where honesty gets confused for jealousy so maybe these things shouldn’t be said out loud. Maddox Jones and I wrote the chorus for this in my bedroom and I fell in love with the catchiness of it straight away. I wrote the rest of the song when I was stuck in a hotel room in South Korea because there was a serious typhoon outside. When I got back to the UK I took it to Louis Souyave who produced it into a sonically haunted house.”

Salt Ashes burst into the dance music scene with her first full self-titled debut album in 2016, produced by the late Daniel Fridholm (AKA Cruelty), which quickly gained popularity with music fans worldwide. She became renowned for her signature dark songs and melodies with a zeitgeist club sound, many of which were inspired by Giorgio Moroder ’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres.

She has since released a string of successful singles, including “Girls”“Go All Out” and “Totally Faking”. She kicked off last year with a live performance and Q&A at Apple’s flagship store in London, where she also debuted the music video for her single “Don’t”. Earlier this year, she released her first ever EP counting crosses; her most dynamic collection of songs yet.

Now in 2020 Salt Ashes is delivering some of her most dynamic songs yet. First in March with her first-ever EP, ‘counting crosses’, and the new single “Cut You With A Kiss” all produced by Louis Souyave. Both releases see the singer-songwriter taking her unique synth-pop to the next level as she delivers some of her strongest vocal performances to date, blending her dance/electronic influences with dark atmospheres and introspective lyrics.

With stamps of approval from tastemakers such as Spotify (NMF UK & The Pop List), The Guardian, Billboard , MTV, Attitude Magazine, NOISEY, Popjustice, Wonderland, CLASH, Missguided and BBC Radio (Introducing, Radio 1 & 1Xtra) as well as opening for artists such as Tove Styrke, Say Lou Lou, Nimmo, Bright Light Bright Light and 80s pop sensation Tiffany, it’s clear to see Salt Ashes is on the verge of becoming a household name.

Now Salt Ashes is back, and in the middle of writing a new EP. She’s excited to be performing some online live streams and gigs in the near future – be sure to follow her on social media for more details.


“Sanchez’s trademark blend of dance music with darker themes comes across loud and clear…” – Billboard

“A pop star with immaculate self-governing credentials, equal parts charty and arty.” – The Guardian

“Salt Ashes identified both her sound and strength on a solid debut of alternative dance-pop,  a vocal that sat in a sweetspot between Kelela and Kylie.” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Salt Ashes’ strain of pop music explores the darkness in disco…” – Wonderland

“She channels the glacial tones of Scandi-pop singers like MØ… adds a deeply organic and earthy element to the genre” – DIY

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