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Interview: Dyli

We had an opportunity to chat with Dyli, Stockton, California native singer and songwriter.

DYLI is not your typical teenager. Finding her passion for music early, DYLI released her first single at the age of 11 + most recently, was a Spirit Airlines official showcasing artist at SXSW 2019. DYLl’s vocals are energetic, feminine, and haunting while her musical style walks a fine line between Dark-Pop and R&B. Her lyrical content is simple, and relatable, yet edgy, and polarizing. Laced with powerful imagery, and commentary on society, loss of innocence, safety, and the state of the world through the lens of our youth, her word-smithing landed her features with legendary rapper, MADCHILD (est. release 2020), ZOH, and W@tson.

What’s the first thing you hear when listening to a song for the first time?

I always pay attention to the lyrics. For me, that’s the best part of the song. Lyrics tell the story, they’re the reason the song becomes a masterpiece. 

What inspires you to make music?

Life is the most inspiring thing to create. If you pay attention enough, you can find countless stories to tell. Day to day life can become a beautiful thing with the right words.

What kind of music or artists do you listen to?

We’ve spotted many genres in your latest release, “New Bag,” how would you describe your own style?

I personally listen to everything. I probably have a playlist for every mood imaginable. I never really know what genre to place my music in, but I would describe it as a mix of R&B and HipHop. 

What’s the message you want to convey to your audience through your new single, “New Bag”?

“New Bag” is an example of lyrical wordplay. It is my representation of a new beginning. With this song, I got the chance to work with a new producer and open doors to new sounds. I found the name very fitting.

Besides music, how do you like spending your free time?

If I’m not working on music, I’m listening to it. Thanks to my family, travel is a huge part of my life as well as MMA. I spend tons of time with my cousins too. I’m thankful to have an eventful life.

Are you more of a performer or a recording artist?

At this point I’d say I’m more of a recording artist, but I love performing. Talking to a crowd is one of my favorite things. I can’t wait to get back into performing.

Any upcoming plans you would like to share with our audience?

I’ve got a lot of music in the works right now and a video release for “New Bag” coming soon! I’m so excited for the upcoming events, big things coming!