Hot on the heels of its world premiere on Triple J last night and ahead of its release into the wider ether this afternoon, we’re thrilled to bring you a preview of the sensational new single for 19 year old Sunshine Coast starlet Ayla.
Ayla’s certainly not new to the music industry, having been previously championed by Triple J off the back of her making the finals of the International Songwriting Competition when she was just 16.
‘Waiting’ is something incredibly special and presents the first taste of an EP, which we’re told is slated for release in the coming months.
“The beginnings of the song ‘Waiting’ came about when I was at an ice skating rink with a group of friends,” Ayla says of the track. “It was crowded, yet I still felt alone. The opening line came into my head and the song developed from there. Song writing is somewhat like keeping a journal for me. I find if you can express the way you’re feeling it helps you to analyse your situation and move forward.”
There’s a real pop sensibility here; the song is effortlessly stylish, instantly fresh, totally commercial and one of the most impressive new tunes we’ve heard all year. Get on board.
‘Waiting’ will be released digitally this Friday.