|Formed in 2010 Ashland HIGH is the name of the band from Trace Cyrus. Formerly of pop rock band Metro Station, Trace has taken his musical experience and put everything he knows into Ashland HIGH. Consisting of pop, dub step, r&b and rock, this project put Trace behind all aspects of the production where he wrote the lyrics and sings all the vocals. Trace has been on tour for the past few months with Breathe Carolina and is taking his live show to Asbury Park for the Bamboozle Festival. He will also be at his merchandise booth on Friday and Saturday promoting his clothing line “Southern Made Hollywood Paid” AKA S.M.H.P.
Wanting to give back to his fans for the support they have shown him through the years, Trace decided he wanted to give his entire album away for free download, which he did on New Years Eve. Simultaneously while giving away the album, he launched the video for the first single “Jealous Lover” which was shot in various locations around Venice Beach and can be seen here: www.AshlandHigh.com.
Trace has been recording songs as Ashland High for the past 2 years all around California, Canada, Nashville, Venice beach and has now made over 100 songs. All the songs from “Geronimo” were recorded at the end of Nov 2011 within 9 days at Trace’s home studio and were edited and put online 1 month later on New Years Eve. Leading off with the first single called “Jealous Lover” the song is about a couple that misses out on true love. It is about how “it is so easy to always fight and be jealous when you should just be happy and in love,” says Cyrus.
Continuing to stay in touch with his fans while he worked on this new album, Trace has been busy working on his clothing line “Southern Made Hollywood Paid” since 2009 which features tshirts, jackets, sunglasses, hats and more. It was important for him to have a creative outlet and he has always been passionate about fashion. Trace’s love for art is one reason his entire body is covered in tattoos. “I have always had a love for fashion and the opportunity presented itself to have a clothing company of my own and I really wanted the name of it to represent me. That is why I decided on Southern Made Hollywood Paid. I feel it tells a lot about my life, my story, and me. I love any way to express myself and that’s why I started SMHP,” says Trace.
Growing up in the south in a town outside of Nashville, Tennessee Trace moved to California when he was 16 years old but will also consider TN his home. Hollywood is where he met his band, started playing shows, and by the age of 17 had a record deal and a chance to tour the world. Music and fashion were always his two true passions in life and Hollywood really gave him the opportunity to meet the right people and allow him to live out his dreams.
Familiarize yourself with S.M.H.P, here:http://www.southernmadehollywoodpaid.com/