Listen To iyla – Tattoo Tears
Speaking on the new visual for ‘TATTOO TEARS’, she reveals; “In a relationship feelings and expectations are constantly being projected on you by your partner. The visuals being projected on me in this video are a representation that no matter how chaotic it gets, those projections are temporary and ultimately do not define or change who you really are.” The dark, dreamy, monochrome visual sees’ IYLA sing ‘‘I’m a Queen take your crown, throw a King off his throne”, her luxurious R&B vocal gliding effortlessly over the beat.
LA’s rising star IYLA announces her much anticipated new body of work, ‘OTHER WAYS TO VENT’ EP – out February 7, and new single and video in the shape of the deeply atmospheric ‘TATTOO TEARS’ – out today. A whirlwind 18-months has seen the young creative win praise from critics and masses alike with her outstanding debut EP ‘WAR + RAINDROPS’; coining her own take on powerful, progressive, soulful R&B, paired with exemplary, other-worldly visuals, transporting viewers into the colorful aesthetic of IYLA’s world.
Watch the video, directed and styled by long-time creative collaborators, Embryo and Brookelyn Styles HERE.
Tipped for a breakthrough 2020, the young artist — whose influences include Destiny’s Child, Brandy, Aaliyah, SZA, Kehlani, and H.E.R — can boast more than 30+ million combined global stream, with YouTube naming her as one of 2019’s Foundry Artists (previous graduates include ROSALÍA, Dua Lipa, Chloe x Halle).
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
02/16 – Café du Nord – San Francisco, CA
02/18 – The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
02/19 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
02/21 – House of Blues: Bronze Peacock – Dallas, TX
02/22 – House of Blues: Cambridge Room – Houston, TX
02/23 – Stubb’s Indoor – Austin, TX
02/25 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
02/26 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
02/28 – Songbyrd DC – Washington, DC
02/29 – Sonia – Boston, MA
03/02 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
03/03 – The Foundry at The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
03/05 – The Drake Underground – Toronto, ON
03/07 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
03/09 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
03/11 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT