Ashley stepped out of the indie music world after college to focus on theatre, building a dynamic resume of critically-acclaimed performances. But in 2016, she knew it was time to get back in the studio. In collaboration with producer Gabriel Pressman and industrial pop-rock performer Garek, the pieces began falling together for a new album, and Boycott Ashley Wool was born. She released the album's first single, Half of My Life, on January 6, 2020. The title originated as a cheeky nod to Internet trolls, but on the album it takes on a deeper meaning as themes of rebellion, insecurity, privilege, and betrayal play out over catchy pop hooks fused with industrial and punk influences--and of course, plenty of theatrical flair.
She is, after all, still a butterfly rock star on the inside--just older, wiser, and hopefully woker.