Los Angeles based pop duo Little & Ashley, best known from the Amazon Kindle television commercials that featured four of their singles including “Stole My Heart” and “Fly Me Away”, have premiered their music video “Dreamy Happy Sexy”, the title track off their first full-length record here on Vevo. The music video stars Annie Little and Marcus Ashley, and is directed by Kuwaiti filmmaker and STORIES creator client Fawaz Al-Matrouk.
“We’d been kicking around the phrase ‘dreamy happy sexy’ for a while—we came up with it accidentally while working on another song and liked the concept. We felt it described how we wanted our music to make people feel,” says Ashley. “I played the song for a very talented film director friend of ours, Fawaz Al-Matrouk. He immediately sparked to the track and came up with a very cool concept—having photographs come to life to tell the story of two people who have a chance meeting, end up falling for each other, and spend the rest of the day on a spontaneous date.”
The album Dreamy Happy Sexy will be released on November 18th, 2014, distributed by Razor & Tie. Pre-orders are available now. For more info, click here.
To see Little & Ashley’s Amazon Kindle commercials featuring Annie please visit here.
Dreamy Happy Sexy will feature twelve new songs in addition to re-mastered versions of three of the songs Amazon licensed, including “Stole My Heart” which went on to become Amazon.com’s #1 free MP3 download of 2010.
Women’s Wear Daily called Little & Ashley, comprised of Annie Little and Marcus Ashley, “perfect chemistry”. The duo has a unique sound that has been described as mixtape-perfection. Their sound is sunny and flowing, with pop guitar hooks and dreamy textures that make for a windows rolled down, warm-weather soundtrack.
Their talents extend past their musical partnership. Annie, who is also an actress, is most recognized from the Amazon Kindle commercials along with a variety of TV shows and movies including Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, and Dexter, and can be seen in the Best Picture Oscar winner Argo, directed by Ben Affleck. Annie was recently cast in a multi-episode arc playing Elizabeth, the sister to Bianca in the upcoming season of Shameless. Marcus is sponsored by Gibson Guitars and in addition to Little & Ashley, he has licensed numerous compositions as a solo artist. Marcus is also an actor and has guest starred on TV shows Justified, Bones, and CSI: NY. Annie and Marcus married in 2011 and welcomed their first child in 2013. They live in Los Angeles where they also write and record their music.
Fawaz Al-Matrouk is an award-winning writer-director from Kuwait. His films have played in over thirty festivals worldwide, including Cannes, Dubai, and London, winning awards for writing, directing, editing, cinematography, music, audience choice, and best short film. Fawaz lived part of his childhood as a refugee of war, using cameras and storytelling to explore the world around him. He completed an MFA in Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, where his thesis film,To Rest in Peace, was mentored by Ridley Scott. His work experience includes editing Goldilocks, the first web series shot on an iPhone, hailed by the New York Times as “a sign of things to come.” Most recently, Fawaz directed a short film for Hallmark’s Feeln, starring Teri Reeves from NBC’s Chicago Fire. He brings a background in editing, visual arts, and world travel to direct his narrative and commercial projects.
To hear the singles from Dreamy Happy Sexy click here.
For Little & Ashley merchandise click here.
Little & Ashley are repped for music by managers Milton Hopkins and Matt Thompson of U Management, Kim Jakwerth for PR at Marleah Leslie & Associates, and for publishing/licensing by Razor & Tie Music Publishing.
Fawaz Al-Matrouk is managed by Tomoya Suzuki and Evan J. Cholfin of STORIES LLC (Tokyo, Japan) and STORIES INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (Culver City, CA).
Please find the press release here.