I became aware of iyla through her great single “Flowers”, which can be found on her debut EP “War + Raindrops”. With “Other Ways To Vent” she now released her second EP.
In my opinion, iyla manages the balancing act of reaching older music lovers (like yours truly) with references to classic rap and soul, as well as the younger generation with fresh trap and contemporary R&B influences. A song like “Cash Rules” combines everything at once and tops it with a feature from Method Man!
She combines her singing with fresh flow elements, but she also knows ballads and wanders with confidence between modern R&B, soul, trap and pop. All songs were produced by Kadis, who has already worked with artists like Lil Wayne, Trey Sonz or Bruno Mars.
I predict a great future for this talent.