It took the strength of Samson for us to shorten this list. Aylo has such a strong catalogue of very complex and nuanced music that this list could’ve gone on forever. His genre of music almost escapes definition; such that the best that can be done to define his sound is neo-soul and alternative R & B. Here are some Aylo essential tracks you need to be listening to right now:
Still II (with Tay Iwar)
This song is raw and nostalgic for those of you that can relate to what it means to be completely enamoured by a person. This song is evidence of Aylo’s depth and his willingness to experiment even within his genre. It’s why he has such a varied catalog. He’s also not afraid to be honest with his music. It’s why his songs — much like this one — have soul. He conveys real heart which he felt in this song as he repeatedly whispers over the beat asking if he can still be loved after everything he’s done. This song is passion personified
wys? (with Santi)
This song will leave you in a sensuous bliss. The track sounds the way the artist seems to feel — like they are completely mesmerised by their person. Now the song is a little PG as the artist also speaks on how they are trying to scramble somebody’s eggs as part of the love, so parental discretion is advised when playing this out loud. It’s a song about complete admiration and longing. Like all other Aylo songs, it is beautiful in its own way.
Sube (with Craneo, Itchy & Buco Sounds)
We know this one is a track on which Aylo collaborated with other artists which technically might be breaking the rules but we’re willing to bear the consequences. So much of Aylo’s music is perfect for fornication or a relaxed evening in. This one however, is perfect for a long drive on a sunny day with the windows down. With plucky bass notes underlying Aylo’s vocals, this Spanish-Anglo bop about forgetting your worries will almost make you forget that the core of the song is about having to move on from someone you love after realising that you’re merely a convenience to them.
Gardens (with Chris Generalz, Tau Benah)
Aylo is high in this song and is basically stroking his own ego over how much of a talented artist he is. This song has heavy trance music vibes and sounds like what it probably feels like to be in a Loud-motivated haze. He plays around with the lyrics a lot incorporating puns, jokes and breaking the metaphorical fourth wall. It’s playful. His point is that he knows he has gotten so good at his craft that he can do anything and be sure that it’ll bang. He is aware that he knows how to make good music. Be like Aylo today dear friends: believe in your sauce.
We don’t even need to say much about this claim. From the second the light synths of cymbals open this song until they close it out in the end, this track will have you hooked. Aylo’s laidback vocals on top of this infectious hook is everything you’ll need to relax you today. This song is perfect, you’ll see.
Situationship (with Odunsi)
Okay fine, this is also another song where Aylo was featured but if anything, it’s further proof that as an artist you can trust Aylo to never disappoint on a feature. He may experiment with different styles of music, but he will never fail to produce something beautiful that people can connect to. This song is a great blend of alté and pop which is all any of us can expect from two of our favourite sunglass-wearing gen-Zs: Odunsi and Aylo.