Album Review: Ayla - When The World Ends

24 November 2015 | 3:25 pm | Roshan Clerke

"The kind of epic voice that instantly demands your attention."

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Sunshine Coast singer Ayla has the kind of epic voice that instantly demands your attention. 

The struggle with these kinds of singers always seems to be combining their powerhouse voices with songwriting and lyrics that stand up to the overwhelming strength of their delivery. As any number of insufferable indie covers of pop songs will stand as a testament to, great singing has never been a replacement for solid writing and inventive song structure. Thankfully, this EP strikes a tasteful balance between the two, as Ayla's colourful poetry on songs like House On A Hill and Wish I Was conjures images vibrant enough to match the full sonic palate of expansive production beneath them.