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Maxine Ashley: Paradise

Bronx-born Maxine Ashley is a soulful & sassy 20-year-old misfit with a mesmerizing voice and a rebel spirit. She defies conventions with her adventurous music and style, loves the Smiths as much as Beyonce, and refuses to keep her big mouth shut! Her YouTube Channel has over 9,000,000 views of her spellbinding covers of R&B hits recorded in her bedroom. Maxine’s magnetic performances in the videos soon made fans and champions out of fellow artists like Pharrell Williams and Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, both of whom recorded with her.

Maxine Ashley: Paradise

“My whole life I’ve sung and not thought about it,” shrugs Maxine, whose hair today is dip-dyed purple and blue. “I’ve been writing since I was a kid.” The ‘not thought about it’ part is important. It is the 21 year old’s instinct for music that makes her special – her ability to sing how she feels, to write what’s in her mind, to allow her emotions to lead her. The music that flows through her veins flows straight in to her songs. It’s why she doesn’t sound like anyone else and why her songs feel so real. It’s why her musical style, even her singing, can shift with her mood. It’s why her music makes an instant connection with everyone who hears it.

Maxine Ashley: Paradise

Pharrell Williams felt that connection the moment he saw Maxine sing. She was 13. At her mother’s behest, Maxine had posted a video of herself on YouTube performing Here’s Where I Stand, a little-known song from the soundtrack of comedy film Camp. Pharrell waited four years to get in touch, always keeping an eye on the covers, skits and artwork Maxine continued to post on her YouTube channel, but he was, he admits, sold from the start. By the time Pharrell became Maxine’s mentor, signing her to his label, recording and writing with her, she was already an industry veteran and had spent years perfecting her craft in London.

Maxine Ashley: Paradise Lyrics:
Verse 1:
Feel so good, I know
Deep inside
Vibrate high, no lows
you and I

Chorus:
Feel my love
Hear my soul
Move in silence
You and us
All in one
Undivided

Its a thrill of the paradise
oh oh
Catch a feel of the paradise
oh oh
Feel the thrill of the paradise
oh oh
Its the feeling of paradise

Verse 2:
Feel so good
take your time
vibrate high
you and i

Chorus:
Feel my love
Hear my soul
Move in silence
You and us
All in one
Undivided

Its a thrill of the paradise
oh oh
Catch a feel of the paradise
oh oh
Feel the thrill of the paradise
oh oh
Its the feeling of paradise

Bridge:
HIGH

End of Chorus:
Its a thrill of the paradise
oh oh
Catch a feel of the paradise
oh oh
Feel the thrill of the paradise
oh oh
Its the feeling of paradise
**In between this part**
It’s a thrill thats so enticing
It’s just you and me
Where it takes us doesn’t matter
Take it easily.

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