“One of the most poignant voices currently floating about… Ayla Nereo is an otherworldly artist who shares the fruits of her soul.”
— The Huffington Post
“[Ayla’s] relationship with the earth is imprinted in her music… expansive and intriguing.” ~ Billboard
Ayla Nereo is a singer, composer, producer, dancer, and visual-poetry creator from the mountains of eastern California. Grown in forests and rivers, she is a bridger of the timeless and modern, weaving poetry and sound into a magical and emotional world of sonic beauty.
With a particular joy for bridging musical styles, Ayla's songs seem a genre unto their own, as she moves between vocal looping, produced beats, live drumming, orchestral string arrangements, Celtic melodies, disco rhythms, electronic soundscapes, and even dashes of hip-hop wordplay. Lyrical meditations and riddles of language dance into wondrous tapestries of sound and story, from electronic folk ballads to celtic melodies and elvin loop-pedal mantras.
Having an uncanny ability to crack open the heart, Ayla's songs are an ode to the wonder of being human, inviting us deeper into the exquisite and innately psychedelic dream of this moment.
"One of the most poignant voices currently floating about... Ayla Nero is an otherworldly artist who shares the fruits of her soul" — The Huffington Post
“[Ayla’s] relationship with the earth is imprinted in her music… expansive and intriguing.” — Billboard
Calling us to listen deeper, her songs are elegant masterpieces of lucid storytelling, with lyrics ringing as anthems for planetary healing, human potential, beauty, and compassion.
Though you’d never know it by witnessing her perform, Ayla grew up with an intense fear of singing. In her final year of college, songs began pouring through her, and it was only through the constant urging of those around her that she began to slowly share her music. Propelled by the songs themselves, Ayla’s journey of meeting those fears and singing through them has grown her into the powerful performer she is today, touching an ever-widening global audience with the inspiring magic of her songs.
Ayla released her 6th solo album, By The Light of the Dark Moon, in 2019 via Jumpsuit Records and is preparing to release her 7th solo album, the first in a 4-part sonic saga, in early 2023.
“Can love itself be expressed in sound? Because if so, this is surely that sound… lyrical mastery that strikes at the heart ”
— Collapse Board