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7 APRIL 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, rising pop artist Ashley Kutcher releases the heartfelt new single “I Can’t Swim.” Listen HERE via Darkroom/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada. The slow-building ballad tells an all-too relatable tale—giving in to the temptation of an ex. This marks the singer-songwriter’s second release this year, following her acclaimed Survive My Own Mind EP in late 2022. The record comes alongside an official lyric video, watch HERE.


Listen to “I Can’t Swim” (Darkroom / Interscope Records / Universal Music Canada) by Ashley Kutcher via all digital retailers HERE.


On “I Can’t Swim,” Kutcher mixes lust and regret into a potent, poignant brew. From the top, her crystal-clear voice cuts through a driving guitar riff. “Why’d you show up here?” she seethes, “You were uninvited.” But soon her tune changes. A moody piano ups the drama and she melts into a kiss. “I just can’t escape from my favourite mistake,” she admits. The thrill and regret of it all is like jumping into the deep end. “I don’t wanna fall back in, honey you know I can’t swim,” she sings, her voice undulating like a gentle wave as a layer of guitars build up all around her. It’s a powerful metaphor for falling back into the arms of a former lover.


“I Can’t Swim” follows the soaring “Everyone and No One,” an equally bittersweet breakdown of love and doubt. Both tracks come after Kutcher’s whirlwind 2022, a year highlighted by her Survive My Own Mind EP, which featured the stripped-down “Love You More”—a fan-favorite with more than 11 million streams on Spotify alone. The EP also contained the acoustic TikTok sensation “Nothing’s All the Time,” as well as the infectious “Emotionless.” 


Kutcher recently wrapped up her first-ever headlining tour earlier this year, which saw seven out of her ten shows sold-out, including her stops in Los Angeles and New York City. With “I Can’t Swim,” she continues to flex her songwriting prowess, hinting at more good things to come.



Singer-songwriter Ashley Kutcher tells raw, real, and relatable stories through her music by candidly addressing her own mental health, pondering where a relationship might be headed, or discussing her emotions in depth. By doing so, she invites listeners to partake in her story as they live out their own. The Baltimore-born singer, songwriter, and artist, asserts herself as a consummate storyteller with a whole lot to say. She started to build a connection in 2019 as she performed countless gigs in local bars in between attending college for nursing. Gaining traction with her own music online, she answered a Twitter follower’s request with “Love You From A Distance.” After taking over TikTok and inspiring millions of “creates,” the song exploded to the tune of over 47 million Spotify streams and paved the way for her first EP, One Eighty, in 2021. It yielded fan favorites such as “If I Could,” “The Night You Left,” and more. In its wake, she notably sold out her first two headlining shows on the East Coast in New York and the West Coast in Los Angeles. Now, she opens up more than ever on her forthcoming debut album, due out later this year [Darkroom/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada].