SPOTLIGHT: Ashton Orion

Loyal songwriter shows her haunting side.

Exploring the real and the imagined.

Charged with tension, Ashton Orion’s latest single ‘Bad Dreams’ is an immersive arrangement inspired by the inside of a nightmare.

Over a bedrock of keys and percussion, the track’s arch vocals and enchanting strings complete an atmosphere that is both charming and haunting.


Ashton is a keyboardist, songwriter, and vocalist based in Geraldton, Western Australia.

She’s spent many years playing and performing in bands, but her loyalty to songwriting
is her strongest.

With a fondness for crafted lyrics, Ashton writes songs which explore worlds both real and imagined. She records her own demos and vocals, and plans to continue releasing original tunes throughout the next 12 months and beyond.

They told me I’d be fine
But they were only half right

Bad Dreams

Ashton’s vocals are deep and brooding, offering lyrics that stick to the mind to continue building the tension that pours out of the airwaves. Altogether these elements perfectly illustrate the rush of emotions and turmoil that come with having a nightmare.


Orion worked remotely with Sydney producer Jordan Leonard to elevate the song‘s demo version.

Blake Bennett provided the cinematic strings, which deliver the eeriness the lyrics call for. The vocals for the track were recorded in Ashton’s home studio.

Don’t have nightmares – have bad dreams!

Watch this space for more news about the Ashton in future months.

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