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18 September 2021
Who: The moniker of Belgian singer-songwriter
Ilayda Cicek. Her music is characterized with a
unique voice and unadulterated emotions which
unmask the inconsistencies of life.
New single: LEAVE ME DRY
Turn Up The Volume: I remember seeing for the first time – about 4 years ago – a shy songstress, who called herself Ila, playing a short set of intimate musings in a small club. She blew me away with only two instruments, her soul-stirring voice, and her acoustic guitar. Her vocal tone, timbre, and range caused goosebumps. That’s what I call the WOW experience. Enough reasons to see her performing several times more afterward as she got better and better as a songwriter and a performer. A couple of years later she turned up the volume a bit with the help of an (electric) guitarist and a drummer making her overall sound fuller, but still as passionate as before.
And here we are now, recovering from what I just heard. Leave Me Dry is a total turnover
in resonance. ILA rocks, raves, and rolls backed by a steamy wall-of-towering turbulence. Yep, another WOW experience for me, but also for my speakers. Mind you, the heartfelt fervency, personal turmoil and vocal vehemence are still intact. Can’t wait to find out if
this is actually another page in her magical music book.
Touch me while I’m still yours
You leave me dry…
Leave Me Dry out now via Noisesome Records/Management