Interview with YouTube Cover Artist, aspiring singer Ashleen Pratap.

Good Music should be shared with the world. With this mission Canadian talented girl, aspiring singer Ashleen Pratap makes covers chasing her dream. She's one of those people who are able to do good with their positivity. Ashleen tries to use music to spread positive feelings and inspiration.

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ML&L - How did you get your start in music?

Ashleen - I’ve always loved to sing since I was little, but I was too shy to sing in front of people! So I would always sing in my bedroom and in the shower. Then about 3-4 years ago I posted my first cover on my YouTube page for a singing contest. Then I started posting covers more regularly and now every week on my Instagram page and YouTube Channel. I started performing at open mics a few months ago and love the feeling of performing and have gained a lot of confidence in doing so!

ML&L - What made you decide to do cover songs?

Ashleen - I do covers songs because I feel there are so many talented artists out there that put together amazing lyrics and melodies that need to be showcased! I would like to follow in their path and start writing and making my own music as well very soon!

ML&L - How do you choose which songs to perform next for your channel?

Ashleen - I choose every song I cover very carefully. My thought process behind it is if it has a positive/powerful message, I can relate to it and I’m passionate about it, then I will cover it! Songs such as Beautiful by Christina Aguilera, Fight song by Rachel Platten and Kill 'Em with Kindness by Selena Gomez are the themes of messages I want to put out there!

Fight Song | Rachel Platten | Cover by Ashleen Pratap

ML&L - Which artist would you like to collaborate with?

Ashleen - I would love to collaborate with Taylor Swift. I think she is so amazing at what she does and is a lyrical genius. I would love to see the process she goes through when writing lyrics and making music and just learn from her! She is so talented!

ML&L - Do you have a particular process when it comes to covers?

Ashleen - Yes! I pick the song I want to cover the week of and go over the lyrics. Then I record my vocals and then film myself singing! This process of recording, memorizing the lyrics and getting the best take takes a few hours, but I love it.

ML&L - What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to enter the music industry?

Ashleen - I am trying to enter the music industry myself! But from what I have learned so far, I would say putting yourself out there and taking every opportunity that comes your way whether it be big or small!  Also that social media is a great platform and an amazing way to get your voice and music out there! Use it!

Kill em with Kindness | Selena Gomez | Cover by Ashleen Pratap

ML&L - What do you like most about performing?

Ashleen - I love making people feel something when I sing. That is my most favorite part of performing!

ML&L - What are your plans ahead?

Ashleen - I want to start making my own music and make an album that inspires others. I hope to start performing at larger venues with larger crowds, getting more exposure in the music industry, start collaborating with more artists/producers/creators and getting my music and voice out there. Also I hope to get signed by a record label and go on tour! Oh and make it to the Grammys. That is my biggest dream!

ML&L - Any last words?

Ashleen - I believe everyone has a purpose and we were all put on this earth to find ours. I feel my purpose is to spread positivity through my voice and inspire others through my music!

Beautiful | Christina Aguilera | Cover by Ashleen Pratap

Singer Ashleen Pratap Shares Some Fun Facts About Herself

-I'm Canadian eh!
-I love dancing and I am part of an all women’s heel training dance group called Army of Sass!
-I am learning how to play the piano right now and will be playing in a festival in May!
-I love performing at open mics and have taught myself a few songs on the guitar: Stand by me, Kill em’ with kindness and Figures.
-I make really tasty sugar cookies.
-My favorite movie of all time is Forest Gump!
-I would love to see Eminem perform live in concert, its on my bucket list!

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