When it comes to neo-soul fusion in African, there is one name that comes to mind; AYLØ. Our Kickback session featured the young Nigerian who has shifted the paradigms of music being made by young artists in Africa and has has created his own turf. From his first project Fusion to his recent and first EP Honest Conversations, AYLØ shares his beliefs, dreams and goals with us
Who is AYLØ? What’s the vision ? What’s the brand ? What’s the vessel of your music ?
Well, soul as a genre as a classic rendition of sound (old school stuff). I feel if have a more musical thing to it.
what is a soul fusionist? An architect of sound. In art, each sound is a color, each instrument is a pencil or a paint brush, there’s no one way to create.
Maybe not yet, I have a song called “salvation” that will be on my next project, that’s a start.
How does the new age help shape the youth in feeling free enough to express themselves as the art of New Age music is about freedom ?
The new age is like Family. I might get along with everyone, but I respect and I’m inspired by them. I hope we learn from each other, because no man is an island. Global values of music around the world? If I knew this, I’ll be famous already. These are questions I can only answer in time, as I progress in my art.
Then I’m conversing with others. AKA the features on the project, and I’m allowing them converse with me, or with themselves and giving them that space to be themselves. The aim of the project tonality wise was like starting a dish; you have the ingredients, cut the onions in blend the tomatoes. With each stage having more than the last (cumulatively), Until you have this big bubbling pot of chicken stew (aka circles).
What do you seek the most in your music?
To create, simple. Unhinged, just create. Whatever comes from within. Whaatteeeevverrrr it might be