Premiere: Iyla Drops Stunning New Video for "California"

Premiere: Iyla Drops Stunning New Video for "California"

Premiere: Iyla Drops Stunning New Video for "California"

The singer-songwriter brings us to the desert for her latest release.

The singer-songwriter brings us to the desert for her latest release.

Text: Fred Sahai

V have the exclusive premiere of LA-based singer-songwriter iyla‘s latest music video for her dreamy track “California.” The video was directed by longtime collaborator Embryo, and the song is off her debut EP, War + Raindrops, which was released in 2018.
“California” features breathtaking shots of the songstress in a remote desert as a warm sunset glows, as well as scenes by the sea where iyla gives us serious Ariel vibes with hair long red hair. On the song, iyla shares that “California” is the second song she ever wrote with her producer Kadis, and that “[i]t is deeply personal, and its theme revolves around the heartache and heartbreak of knowing the love that you’re experiencing is only temporary.” She goes on to say that “[i]t was important for [her] and [her] creative director Embryo to capture a more stripped-down version of [herself], as well as the natural beauty of the state [she] grew up in.” As a native Californian, the visual represents her home and her heart.

October is set to be an eventful month of iyla. On top of today’s music video release, the artist has revealed that she is preparing to embark on her first headlining tour, announcing North American dates from February through March in 2020. Tickets will be going on sale this Thursday, October 24th, at 10 AM local time on iylamusic.com. Check out the dates below.
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

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