Sunday Video: Humming in the Dark

A premiere of the new song by Ashley Eriksson.

The music Ashley Eriksson makes is just as sweet and breezy and easygoing as every single warm, sunny day should be. Aside from being the lead singer for LAKE, Ashley’s also put out seven solo albums, the most recent of which, Colours, is being released by K Records in July. In the meantime, she’s previewing her new songs by playing them on pianos around Olympia, Washington in places like the library, bookstores, and punk houses. Her husband and LAKE bandmate, Eli Moore, is recording the performances on videos like this one, which we are excited to premiere for your eyes and ears right here:

To see more of Ashley’s pretty piano videos, check the K Records blog through July 16, when Colours is available in record stores.


  • LeavesThatAreGreen May 19th, 2013 12:31 PM


  • elliecp May 19th, 2013 12:33 PM

    I love this! So chilled and summery, makes me think of warm evening drives home in movies. Also I love the idea of previewing her songs live, not enough artists do this! Totally going to check out her other music too.

  • psychedelia_delia May 19th, 2013 12:55 PM

    This. <3
    I love you K Records!!!!!!
    Also I disagree with Rookie, I don't think this song is sweet and breezy – there's definitely something dark and haunting behind it. Her voice and the piano, combined with the simple, quiet shots of the video.

  • FlowerPower May 19th, 2013 12:57 PM

    This is the band that sings the adventure time ending song, “Christmas Island”! Ahh too cool.

  • Mary the freak May 19th, 2013 1:01 PM

    This is SO PERFECT!! <33

  • fromanotherearth May 19th, 2013 1:31 PM

    This is so lovely wow

  • Charlotte CallaGirl May 19th, 2013 1:33 PM


  • KatGirl May 19th, 2013 1:41 PM

    awesome land

  • Tyknos93 May 19th, 2013 3:51 PM

    Wow this is so gorgeous.

  • StrawberryTwist May 19th, 2013 7:01 PM

    I love her voice :) it’s so sweet
    and bonus for the adorable flower in her hair

  • AllieBee May 19th, 2013 7:34 PM

    Hey Rookie! Just curious – why are you looking for a new editor? I thought Anaheed and Tavi were editors? No disrespect – I just don’t want either of them to go away! :(

    • Anaheed May 19th, 2013 10:15 PM

      Because we fired Tavi!

      JK. It’s because Phoebe, who is also an editor, is stepping down from that role (though she’ll still be writing for us).

      • AllieBee May 20th, 2013 1:25 AM

        Ha! I read that first joke and had a near-heart attack! I’m glad that it’s not true! And I’m happy that Phoebe will keep writing! :)

  • neon jelly May 19th, 2013 10:48 PM

    she plays with her music in a spectacular way. she uses soft and mellow tunes of the guitar and piano to cruise along happy “sun bleached” thoughts instead of sad things like most singers do today.

  • Parmenides May 20th, 2013 1:49 AM

    Whoa. What an amazing voice!

  • chawi May 20th, 2013 6:46 AM

    How amazing!!

  • ellestolemyname May 20th, 2013 11:30 AM

    love this!

  • Roothford May 20th, 2013 11:57 AM

    This is just too good seeing a post about Ashley on Rookie. Just listening to Let’s Build a Roof the other day, thinking about these awesomely talented & lovely Oly folks.

    Other super rad LAKE videos!

  • Ben May 26th, 2013 1:08 AM

    i LOVE LAKE! i wish i could have been there for that!