iyla: An Exclusive Tour Diary on R&B's Newest Rising Star

iyla: An Exclusive Tour Diary on R&B's Newest Rising Star

iyla gave V Magazine an exclusive look into her tour diary.

iyla gave V Magazine an exclusive look into her tour diary.

Text: Angelica Manos

Up and coming R&B sensation, iyla, has soulful vocals for days and a quirky but chic aesthetic that is taking the world of rhythm and blues by storm.  The rising star dropped her debut EP, War + Raindrops, last October which combined heavenly lyrics with an alternative edge. Her ascendance is showing no signs of stopping, either. Her video for the popular song, “Juice,” has reached over 4 million views on Youtube, and now she’s back again with another visually stunning video; this time for the song, “Flowers,” a fan-favorite which dropped early September 10.

In honor of its release, V Magazine got an exclusive look at iyla’s travels this past summer. Check out these images, below.

6/6/19 – New Orleans, LA

Getting to spend a day in New Orleans was a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to go there, and it was really special that my music took me there on this trip. Ps. The food was AMAZING. One of my fav stops was at the original POPEYES… heaven!

6/8/19 – San Antonio, TX

Getting ready for my show at the hotel in San Antonio. I love doing my own hair and makeup for performances because it calms me down and focuses me before it’s time to hit the stage.

6/8/19 – San Antonio, TX

Performing for a couple thousand people at 98.5 THE BEAT’s outdoor summer festival “THE BLOCK PARTY.” + Hanging back stage with my producer Kadis after the event.

Southern Radio Promo Tour Texas —> Georgia

Radio tour through the south = a lot of time in the car traveling from city to city. One of my favorite things to do during the road trips is to talk with fans/supporters via Instagram and Twitter. They give me energy!

6/11/19 – North Carolina

Had such a dope time visiting radio stations in NC. Stopping by 104.5FM The Hip Hop Station was one of my favorite interviews yet. So much love!

6/15/19 – Columbus, GA

Enjoying some pineapple shave ice after my set at WFXE’s “Family Day Festival” in Columbus, GA. I performed “Juice,” “Shampoo,” and “Flowers.”

6/16/19 – Atlanta International Airport

At the airport heading from Atlanta home to Los Angeles for a couple of days! Feeling grateful and inspired by the last couple of months on the road doing radio promo. California here I come!

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