Ajaye (pronounced “A.J.”), grew up in a small town sports card shop. As unconventional as that may sound, it played a huge role in who she is today as an artist. Surrounded by music history and collectables, she learned from an early age that everything, and everyone has a story worth hearing. Her new music brings a depth beyond her years that dances between melancholy and hope. While Ajaye always finds the silver lining in life, she uses her music as a vehicle to explore the cracks where the true beauty lies in all of us.
The British Columbia Country Music Female Artist of the Year has built a solid reputation as a performer and songwriter in both Canada and the US. She has performed at Merritt Music Mountain Fest, The Calgary Stampede, SunFest, The Listening Room, The Bluebird Cafe, Lyrics on the Lake, The Tennessee Songwriter’s Award Show, and is a resident artist at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red. She is sponsored by AMI Guitars and Lanikai Ukulele, and has appeared on Today in Nashville and CTV Vancouver.
Her latest single Growing Up is a joint release with Reluctant Cowboy Records, and is now available on all streaming platforms.
“If I’ve learned anything this past year, it’s that we’re all doing the best we can. So I started connecting to what sounds and feels good to me. ‘Growing Up’ is an ode to my younger self. To the 20 something me who felt lost, was always chasing after the wrong kind of romance, and tried so hard to fit in to try to make everybody else happy.”
Written by Ajaye, Joni Delaurier
Produced by Joe Ernewein
Released with Reluctant Cowboy Records.
Animation by Marley Allen Ash