Method Man Joins Iyla For New Single ‘Cash Rules’ Taken From ‘Other Ways To Vent’ EP – Out Today. North American Tour Starts February 16

IYLA releases her highly anticipated, powerful 7-track body of work ‘OTHER WAYS TO VENT’ today (via 3T Entertainment/Astra Velum/EMPIRE). Paired with the release is Iyla’s decadent new video for the EP’s lead single, “CASH RULES,” featuring hip-hop heavyweight Method Man. The new project is an effortless offering of dark anti-pop and luxurious R&B moments, matched with her passion for enigmatic storytelling.

This project, like her impressive and critically acclaimed 2018 debut, War + Raindrops, is helmed by Iyla and her longtime collaborator and co-producer, Kadis. Speaking on the new project, Iyla reveals;

As someone who is inherently introverted and reserved, music is the way that I connect, and in creating this EP I felt the freedom to be more emotionally expressive. These seven songs consist of me venting about everything from joy and self love to heartache and anxietyOther Ways To Vent documents my journey over the last year and a half. It speaks for me.

Explaining the visual inspiration and creative direction of her “Cash Rules” video, Iyla explains; “The concept Embryo and I envisioned was to take the central theme of the song’s chorus and visualize the disconnect between love and money. The messy deteriorated house we’re in represents the state of our relationship. Even though the house is filled with jewellery, money, and I’m adorned in expensive things, we are completely disconnected from each other. Our stylist Brookelyn and our Art department really killed it! I think in this social media age we’re in it’s so easy to lose sight of what’s important!

Watch the video for “Cash Rules”, directed and styled by long time creative collaborators, Embryo and Brookelyn Styles HERE.

Fans captivated by her beautiful voice and eye-catching visuals can experience the real deal when her first headlining tour kicks off February 16th in San Francisco. The sixteen-date run sees Iyla hit major cities all over North America, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington DC, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, before concluding March 11th in Salt Lake City. For a list of upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, please visit www.iylamusic.com/tour.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

02/16 – Café du Nord – San Francisco, CA

02/18 – The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

02/19 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

02/21 – House of Blues: Bronze Peacock – Dallas, TX

02/22 – House of Blues: Cambridge Room – Houston, TX

02/23 – Stubb’s Indoor – Austin, TX

02/25 – High Watt – Nashville, TN

02/26 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA

02/28 – Songbyrd DC – Washington, DC

02/29 – Sonia – Boston, MA

03/02 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY

03/03 – The Foundry at The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

03/05 – The Drake Underground – Toronto, ON

03/07 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL

03/09 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

03/11 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

www.iylamusic.com

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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