DYLI takes advantage of her space provided by R&B elements and shows a creativity unburdened by genre constraints. If this artist’s name isn’t familiar to you, then her sound definitely will be. A pulsing song of deep affection that sounds like nothing else, “18+” features sun-soaked textures, a smoky voice and a mood that invites a lover to “stay a little longer” on the after-hours lounge. It takes some time for the laid-back beat to grown on you but its sway of smooth vibration makes it certain there’s plenty of it to go around. Through her brand of R&B, the Stockton, CA native, puts her own infectious, modern twist on the record.
The rangy soul of the song comes from her distinctive storytelling and point of view, not to mention her attractive voice, which feels intimate and real but also stirs your imagination with wild, alluring fantasies.
She sings about carnal desires and agonizing roller coaster emotions with vulnerability and affection. But it’s her toxic, romantic relationship that’s the song’s through line.
Part of her upcoming self-titled album, “18+” is compelling and full of smooth pivots. Here, DYLI provides a quick, satisfying glimmer of that seductive version of herself, with devilishly succulent lyrics about love and heartache. All of these different moods find balance thanks to DYLI‘s unique songwriting.
Dyli has a knack for writing catchy lines that will dig straight into your heart.
And while “18+” isn’t as universally appealing, it seems like an opportunity for DYLI to flex her vocals, as she strives to strike an appealing note or two. The keys do slice through and spring across with rhythm, and is sometimes played to hypnotic effect. Nonetheless, “18+” is a homogeneous single that caters to a loyal, niche audience, as it’s effortlessly drifting between subterranean trap and airy R&B ballad. It’s a prime showcase for DYLI ’s melodic flow and mellow croon, seamlessly bringing together all of her influences. By the same token, nothing can get in the way of an artist who can put forth an affecting message with just her voice alone.
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iTunes /Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/dyli/960027690
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcWZAx9w4eJmqL9Hvm9cXLg