Ilaye

Ilaye’s ‘Barbecue’ Is A Must Listen

The Tiwa Dara-produced ‘Barbecue‘ is, no doubt, a perfect opener to an emotive and beautifully crafted 6-track opus that has drawn adulation from several corners. Over an acoustic guitar loop and scintillating lead guitar riff, Ilaye delivers a soothing and melodic ode to her teenage love. Over the years, they have grown apart, moved on and probably even totally lost contact, but whatever they shared is still alive and relived in distant but charming memories. With a heartfelt reflection, she details some of the memories and lofty dreams they shared as kids. And just like on the remaining songs on the  “Pneuma” EP, she employs remarkable songwriting that projects a soulful realness in her artistry.  

This song could be a soundtrack to our young and naive romances filled with pipe dreams and wide-eyed promises, motivated by a childlike optimism that things will always go according to plan if we simply stay true. A time when we sincerely believed in “happily ever after.” But over time, we tend to shed this innocence and enthusiasm as we are repeatedly reminded of the uncertainty and dubious nature of the world as we grow through life. But in the second verse, Ilaye reminds us alongside her “special barbecue,” not to get caught up in the frenzy and try to hold on to our enthusiasm as much as we can – for ourselves and for those we claim to love.

Barbecuecomes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club. Listen, enjoy and share.

Listen To Ilaye’s Beautifully Crafted “Pneuma” EP

A few months ago, we had the gifted soulful singer, Ilaye on our D’Watchlist for her emotive single, ‘Metaphors’. And now, she is making a stronger case for herself by releasing her poetically rich and beautifully crafted debut EP, aptly titled “Pneuma.”

This a 6-track EP led by her previously released singles ‘Binoculars’ and ‘Metaphors’. And although “Pneuma” is entirely a solo effort, she works with a superb team of producers including Tiwa Dara, IBK, Tejiri, Sirbastien and Atta Otigba to impeccably execute this project.

Give this project a listen and you won’t even have to get past the first track to figure out why we speak so highly of it.

SirBastien Brings Along AYLØ, DAP the Contract, Jinmi Abduls, Eri Ife and More On New Album, ‘Mango’

This year has been such an exciting year for Nigeria’s new-gen acts. Asides having some of the biggest songs in the country fielded by   Fireboy DML, Rema and Joeboy, several other members of the new wave have been exploring sounds, experimenting new musical complexities and sharing the outcome with the world via beautiful projects all year long. Among the numerous 2019 releases include Santi‘s “Mandy and the Jungle,” Lady Donli‘s “Enjoy Your Life” – a strong contender for album of the year, Remy Baggins‘ sex tape “Hentai,” Dami Oniru‘s “Bri’s Lounge” as well as AYLØ’sDnt’Dlt.” These projects and more have helped greatly in restoring confidence about the future of the Nigerian music scene which is currently getting the world’s attention.

SirBastien is, however, the latest in the long list of new-gen acts to treat us to a solid project. Just a few days ago, this multitalented act released a new album titled “Mango” and we can’t just seem to get enough of this beautifully crafted body of work.

On this 9-track (actually eight tracks and one bonus) project, SirBastien brings along a striking cast of the new wave including DAP the Contract, Jinmi Abduls, Ilaye, Eri Ife, Keenah, JayHadADream, Bio and AYLØ.

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Tracklist for “Mango” (Twitter/sirbastienmusic)

Across these tracks, SirBastein switches smoothly between singing and rapping as he explores themes centred around love and enjoying good times with the ones we care about. A plethora of sounds, the sonically rich album is majorly self-produced with co-production credits for Saucy and Damiore. 

Ilaye Describes Love In Way Like No Other In Her New Single ‘Metaphors’

Rising soulful singer Ilaye has released a new single titled ‘Metaphors‘, a solid follow-up to her well-received December release,  ‘Binoculars‘. This record was premiered on The PGM Show with Douglas Jekan, Shedy Kay, Mercy Ajisafe and Fresh L.

According to Ilaye, ‘Metaphors‘ is about a girl who is finding it quite difficult to express her affection to someone she admires. She then attempts to get her thoughts and feelings across to him using metaphors.

Produced by Tejiri, this single is bound to you to win you over to Ilaye’s camp.  Her soothing angelic voice makes the record so easy to sink into, as she describes love with such imagery that isn’t so common in these spaces

Metaphors‘ definitely comes highly recommended from us at The Push Good Music Club. Listen, enjoy and share.

Push Good Music Radio With Shedy Kay, Mercy Ajisafe & Ilaye

On this episode, we had 3 individual powerful ladies share their achievements, the obstacles they have had to face, and their future aspirations.

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