It’s not hard to feel as if you’re drifting off into a dream when listening to Ilaye. Her latest single, “Metaphors”, for instance, is an ethereal slow burner that proves her to be a master at crafting fluttering songs that still retain some gravity. Though Tejiri produces a delicate mix of ambient dreamy pop harmonies and percussion for Ilaye’s laid back vocals and her lullaby-like scatting which underpins the song, there’s an undeniable, sense of rhythm that grounds all of the atmospherics at play and a notable tension heard in her lyrics; “Would you notice me? Would you take my hands?”.
Penning the song on her romantic jitters, Ilaye’s “Metaphors” offers a unique take on anxiety themed lyrical obsession while maintaining a balance between passionate and haunting. Her insecure musing about being tongue-tied might not fit the conventional description for a love song, but anyone who has ever felt the sting of Cupid’s arrow will certainly find them relatable.
Stream Ilaye’s “Metaphors” below.
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