Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Florence & The Machine, Lana Del Ray, Phantogram, Eves The Behaviour


Influences

Laura Marling, Lana Del Ray, Sia, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Sarah Blasko


Website

www.aylalive.com

Bio

Australian singer/songwriter Ayla has achieved incredible things in her short time on the planet.

In 2014, at just 18 years of age, Ayla released Wish I Was, which immediately gained attention with Australian radio. The end of 2014 saw this debut single come in at #15 on Triple J’s most played list; as well as gaining traction with European radio, resulting in a distribution deal with EGO Records in Italy (Emma Louise, The Jezabels).

Wish I Was became a remix staple in parts of Europe resulting in millions of Soundcloud and Spotify hits – her unique and beautiful vocal delivery was instantly attractive to club DJs and remix artists including Spada and Zwette. Her next two singles Waiting and When The World Ends also picked up high rotation on Triple J – Ayla then released her first EP
and toured Australia – twice.
In 2016 – Ayla performed at Woodford and The Big Pineapple Festivals, supported Kate Miller Heidke on her national tour, and another single - “Like The Other Kids” - was added to high rotation on triple j. 2018 saw Ayla work more collaboratively as a songwriter, she released her second EP “Let’s Talk Monday” featuring radio hits “Shallow End” and “Like the Other Kids”. After performing nationally in Australia, as well as in the UK and Netherlands, Ayla went back into the studio with producer Sam Cromack to record new music.

Small Talk is the first track from the forthcoming new music – a lush and reflective song, Ayla says “actual ‘small talk’ doesn’t have to be deep conversation, it’s just the comfort of knowing someone is there. This song is about the longing for that.”

Small Talk is now out worldwide.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

06 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

Alya has an incredible knack for making it all sound so effortless. Every song is a winner.

Alya has an incredible knack for making it all sound so effortless. Every song is a winner.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

25 Oct 2017

Triple J
40

assured and smart. the fusion of those old crackling sounds and the thicker, warmer elements are a winner.

assured and smart. the fusion of those old crackling sounds and the thicker, warmer elements are a winner.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

02 Sep 2016

Triple J
40

Another confident step forward in her career.

Another confident step forward in her career.