Ashlyne Huff checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@ashlynehuff) on Tuesday (August 31), talking about how life in her current place of residence Brentwood, California differs from where she used to live, Brentwood, Tennessee, and things are shaping up for her second album. The pop singer writes:
Evan, DQ, and Erika pulled specific writers for the week we worked together based on my particular sound. (Shari Short, Jerrod “Skins” Bettis, Lesley Roy, Chuck Harmony, Reo, and Greg Ogan) Each of them are unique and bring something else to the table. On the first day, we all sat around until everyone got there. We watched YouTube videos and got to know each other. I could tell right then and there that the week was not only going to be a successful one but also an enjoyable one.
We split off into three separate studios at the amazing Glenwood Studios complex, two writers and one producer per room–and I floated around! Every day was a different group, which translated into a completely different kind of sound each day. By the end of the week, we had over twelve songs written… not just songs though, incredible songs. And while they are all songs that fit in with my style and my voice, they are songs that will challenge me. The new refined direction I am taking on is a more rhythmic, sophisticated pop sound–something you can really dance to!
I could not have had a better time writing, hanging, and learning from all of the writers. It was an experience that I will never ever forget! Seriously, it was like summer camp for musicians! It was sad when we had to say goodbye, but I’m not letting the goodbye be for long–I’m working with them again if it kills me! These next two weeks I will be picking the songs and recording the album, and I cannot wait to start.