Last October, up-and-comer iyla dropped her debut EP War + Raindrops . The rising star has since seen a steady boom in popularity, going to garner over 10 million combined streams across Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Now that we’re deeper into the new year and her profile continues to grow, iyla is giving us all a little peek into her story. Just yesterday, the singer dropped episode 1 of her mini-documentary series Journey To EMPIRE – i am iyla, which will track her literal journey to sign with legendary label EMPIRE.
Episode 1 of the series drops us right into the thick of it as we get intimate looks into some on-the-road moments with her team and family. As the series moves forward, iyla will be moving on up the coast in California to meet with EMPIRE, who as we now know put out her EP last year. The R&B/pop fusion of her iyla’s stylings have quietly been reaching more and more listeners since its release. And now with the new documentary, she’s poised to climb even higher into stardom.
Already this year, YouTube has announced iyla as one of their 2019 Foundry Artists, which will push more promotion of her music as well as give her the opportunity to connect directly with her growing fanbase. What may have been clear to many with War + Raindrops las year is now becoming apparent with the world at large, which is that iyla is one of the freshest new artists to keep your eye on. 2019 is going to be a big year.
Check out episode one of Journey To EMPIRE – i am iyla right below here. Beyond that, you’ll find the official video for her debut single “Juice.”
Stream War + Raindrops here.
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