Eclipse (Ashley)

Released on November 21, 2019
1.Eclipse (Ashley) by Braids

Eclipse (Ashley) is a love song made for my best friend Ashley Obscura.

August 21st 2017 – During the car ride to go and view the total solar eclipse we were fretting about not having glasses to stare at the sun, you know, those funny ones that look like you’re sitting down to watch a 3D movie. Amongst the chatter Ashley said “we should take this opportunity to think about what eclipses us in our lives”. BAM. REFOCUS.

We all took this sentiment with us as we “sat on the side of quarry, as the moon came to hug the sun”. We sat in silence perched amongst the tall grass, the wildflowers, the rocks and glistening water, closed eyes, reflecting. Returning to the studio, the song poured out of us in one shot.

Ashley is the embodiment of truth, beauty and expansion through her words, her presence and her being. She is a light of inspiration and honesty within our community here in Montreal and abroad. We are so happy to dedicate this song to her. The time signature is weird, kind of like how bizarre it was to have darkness at 1 pm in Montreal on a sunny summer’s day.

Partners come and go, best friends are forever.


Ashley Obscura is a Latina-Norwegian poet, writer, editor and publisher. Named one of the best living poets in Quebec, she is the founder and managing editor of Metatron Press, and author of Cosmica Cosita (Caleta Olivia, 2019), Ambient Technology (Metatron, 2018), and I Am Here (Metatron, 2014).