Ash Ravens gets comfortable on his beautifully bittersweet new single Home — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Enriched by a soothing groove and satisfying nylon-string guitar melodies, the Ottawa singer-guitarist’s latest track is a soul-stirring love song about the simple joy of belonging — a feeling that isn’t solely associated with a place. As Ravens puts it, “the feeling of Home for some people might be a person with whom they feel their truest self.”
Not surprisingly, Home is based on a true story. Ravens wrote the core of the song while studying at the prestigious Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena. He had made a seismic shift in his life, leaving behind his partner and hometown in Bangladesh to pursue his musical dream, and Home is directly inspired by his journey around the world and back into the arms of the person who supported him most.
Home was mostly recorded under the guidance of renowned producer and engineer Chris Birkett (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Quincy Jones) in Ottawa and Toronto. Birkett’s vocal stylings also make an appearance on the track, lending a textured feel to the music. The rustic accompanying video was shot by Canadian-Bangladeshi filmmaker Fahd Kabir in Ottawa.
Ravens has been creating music in multiple languages around the world for the better part of a decade. After his musical adventures took him from Bangladesh to Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, he went on to complete two music degrees at Melbourne Polytechnic before moving to Ottawa in 2021. Home is Ash’s second English release after the electrifying Beautiful Lies, an eight-track instrumental album and a series of singles.