Ayelle: Women Make Music
Lacuna is an upcoming single which the PRSF Women Make Music grant is helping complete by providing funding for mixing and mastering, a music video and a PR campaign.
Lacuna is a minimalist percussion based song that I wrote with my drummer Ben. It’s quite different from anything else I’ve released, it has no chords and was written in the spur of the moment, which resulted in an unusual format and progression. But it’s one of those songs that just came about so naturally. I wrote it about those initial stages of meeting someone new and being intoxicated with them. You then become blind to their flaws and think that there’s nothing that you’d want to change, which usually doesn’t turn out to be the case. It’s sweet and naive but hopeful, that there might be a person who you wouldn’t want to change, and that could share your space without invading it.
Swedish-Iranian Ayelle is a London based singer/songwriter making experimental and electronic r&b. She draws upon her own life experiences, often incorporating feminist elements into her lyrics and exploring relationship dynamics within the patriarchy. Ayelle‘s latest EP Machine was released in April 2016 and dealt with issues around female objectification, internalized gender roles and the insecurities that come with them.
“Ayelle’s smooth vocal distorts with emotion, adding texture and depth” – Tobi Oki, Complex UK
“A smart, blunt takedown of society’s view of women” – Grant Rindner, The Line of Best Fit