Two students from Herefordshire have combined to produce and release a brand new original song.

Elliott Askew, was set a music technology project as part of his studies at the Hereford and Ludlow College.

Mr Askew chose to make and release of a completed song, as he had not done so before, and wanted to experience the full process.

The song, called 'Don't Say Maybe' features young singer Ash Evans, a pupil at the Steiner Academy in Much Dewchurch, near Hereford.


This song was also a way of Mr Askew exploring making music in an unfamiliar genre as he’d created various unfinished songs before, but only ever in a more traditional, acoustic style.

With the outline of a verse and chorus developing, he knew he was going to need a vocalist.

Mr Askew's father, Stuart, introduced him to Ash, who he had heard performing in a school production.

He thought that Elliott's tune and lyrics and Ash's vocals would be the perfect fit for the song.

After making some final decisions about the song, such as the intro and outro and the build before a chorus, Mr Askew mixed and mastered the song and prepped it for release.

Ash said: "It was really exciting working on the song with Elliott and a great experience for me.

"It was great to hear the song and to see there were loads of people listening to it."

Mr Askew said: "When it came out on Spotify, it felt really surreal, but really exciting at the same time.

When asked if he was planning on releasing any more music, Mr Askew said:

"For the moment, I am definitely concentrating on the end of my course.

"However, I am definitely looking to release some more stuff in the future.

"I am going to study music technology at university and that will hopefully open up more opportunities for songwriting and producing in the future."

A link to listen Elliot and Ash's song can be found here.