Premiere: Ayla D'Lyla is Feeling "Brittle"

Premiere: Ayla D'Lyla is Feeling "Brittle"

Premiere: Ayla D'Lyla is Feeling "Brittle"

The 19-year-old singer is one of New York's newest and finest.

The 19-year-old singer is one of New York's newest and finest.

Styling: MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG

Ayla D'Lyla's artistry is seducing. The 19-year-old New Yorker, who's only released a handful of tracks, uses her music and videos to create a hazy, low-fi, romanticized world, wherein lush, airy vocals are wrapped around thick beats that egg on songs about youthful love and love-gone-wrong. Perhaps most noticeably in her video for "Dreaming," the singer-songwriter feels like Gen Z's answer to Fiona Apple in terms of sound, wit, and mild sense of boredom in whichever situation she finds herself.

Premiering today on V is D'Lyla's latest music video, "Brittle." About filming, she told V Magazine:

"I’ve had so many conversations about disconnection from ourselves and the people around us. Although my music tends to be rather melancholic, the music I’ve recorded during this time [during quarantine] has been quite hopeful and reminiscent. Being from NYC has a way of being overstimulating creatively, which left me eager to leave and record music somewhere more quiet and still.  My sister Malina and I left the city when COVID-19 hit and spent more time together than we have in a long time. “Brittle” was one of the more nostalgic breakdown songs I made in the closet of our house during our trip. Malina has always made beautiful “home-movie”-esque music videos of me since we were young. Malina resonated with my sound during these desolate days. She made various cute videos to my music during our trip. I loved them. It feels so nice to be able to create with someone I’m so comfortable with.  This is something we’ve been doing for so long and I’m so excited to share!"

Check out "Brittle," below.

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