Sonny and Cher. John and Yoko. Beyoncé and Beyoncé’s husband. History has gifted us many a wedding that doubles as a musical partnership, which brings us to why we’re right here at present. We want to speak about Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, or ought to I say, merely, Ashlee + Evan. Together they're many issues. Husband and spouse, as of 2014. Reality-show stars, as of September (as a result of we discovered nothing from Newlyweds!). And now a musical duo, as of, like, a second in the past. It has come to my consideration that Ashlee + Evan have been quietly recording bluesy, moody, lusty, acoustic-y music for his or her present (additionally named Ashlee + Evan), which they may now launch as an EP subsequent week. And, goddammit, I adore it. All of it. Her rasp subsequent to his honeyed vocals make candy, candy love. So a lot love, actually, they’ve acquired a tune about reciprocating oral intercourse and one other about doing the nasty in Paris. I’m offered.
Simpson, you completely ought to recall, is a former pop-rock star with a three-album discography that's higher than most bear in mind. But few have thought of Simpson since she final made us all wish to la la on kitchen flooring and such (besides New York; we always remember). Why, then, must you care about Simpson’s return to music? I requested myself that very same query upon opening an electronic mail saying the information of their EP till my eyes caught a reputation within the combine: Verdine White. The legendary Earth, Wind & Fire bass participant has co-produced one in all their singles, the supremely funky, sensual, and deeply pleasant “Tonic,” and there can solely be one rationalization for the way in tarnation this collaboration may’ve occurred.
What we're witnessing right here is the best swindle, glow-up combo in fashionable pop music. Because when Simpson married Evan Ross, she basically additionally married his mom, Diana Ross. I don’t imply to counsel Diana made “Tonic” occur, however would it not have occurred had Ashlee and Diana’s worlds by no means commingled? It’s not like Ashlee doesn’t come from her personal well-known household, however ask your self what has being associated to Jessica Simpson or (type of) Pete Wentz finished for anybody these days. We see you, Ashlee. We see you.