Ainsley Costello is an artist you do not want to sleep on. The Nashville-based songstress began performing at the young age of seven, making her mark on the world. Influenced by strong female artists like Sara Bareilles, Caitlyn Smith, and Hayley Williams, the rising star led her career with spunk and passion that you can clearly hear from her impressive discography. By the age of 14, Ainsley had notable performances under her belt on multiple platforms including The Bite of Seattle, Nashville’s Americana Fest, American Idol, and The Voice.
Her latest release, “Cherry On Top” leans toward a more pop sound with clear elements of early 2010’s punk rock throughout the body of work. The contrast between the singer’s sweet vocal tone and the edge of the guitar and hard-hitting drums will pull you in, craving for more.
Even though on a surface level, the eighteen-year-old writes about the classic tale of seeking revenge on an ex, she goes in deeper singing, “Honey, I hope you know, that I wish you well, or maybe I don’t, but you know that I’d never tell, ‘cause either way, you can’t say I didn’t handle it with grace, ‘cause at the end of the day, I’m not the one who put the cherry on top of the mess you made.”
There is no doubt that her go-getting demeanor will lead to a bright future for the rising star. Ainsley Costello is an artist that pours her heart out to each one of her records and will not leave her listeners starving as she will continue to feed us with more music.
Written by Alina Tran