A songwriter's sound is often shaped by life experience, drawing tones and colors from the well of life's story. Ashley Lagunas grew up a missionary kid and was accustomed to life on the move. Her well is deep and filled with many life-defining moments.
Ashley remembers; "One of my earliest memories that marked me was on a train bound for my new home; Mexico City. I'd lay on my red velvet bunk looking out the window as we passed shack after shack of homes made of cardboard. My six-year-old perspective was shifting and transforming with each mile the railway made. I was seeing the world, and the world was telling me her story. The train pulled in to the station and my little feet stepped off and touched the soil of their first nation. I was introduced to the abundant life and I was forever changed."
There have been many train rides and many nations for Ashley since then. "My eyes have gotten to see extraordinary things. I've seen whole villages receive Jesus. I've been to places that had never heard there was even a God, let alone a God that loved them. I've slept in huts and woke to the sound of a rushing river. The abundant life can get addicting and let me tell you, I am hooked".
Blessed with a voice that is tender and invading, Ashley Lagunas's music exists to bring hope and courage to the heart of every voyager sailing their sea in life. Her songs are an overflow of her relationship with God. Each song is unique and reflective of her writing style in her ability to funnel God's truth-translating into hope for the listener.
Some of the greatest adventures are soaked with a trail of tears. Ashley's mother was diagnosed with cancer when she was eight years old and was undoubtedly another pivotal and life-defining moment.
"Watching my mom walk through suffering, caused me to lean deep into the comfort that only comes from a heavenly Father. The gospel became so real and so simple to me; it became everything."
"Music has been this space where my life experiences of what I'm facing collide with God's love and truth and another song is born".
Her newest single "Soar" invites the listener to come to new heights and experience the new life and renewal that is found in the Holy Spirit. "I believe during these pressing times God is still working all things for our good, He still holds the world in His hands and just like in the days of Noah when Noah released a dove and it brought back new life, I believe God is bringing New life still".
Ashley Lagunas has a passion to see hearts impacted by God through music. "My prayer is that when people hear this new song, they would experience the God who loves them and the new life found in Him".
Ashley currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two daughters; Romance and Poema.