Based out of Toronto, but born in Bordeaux, France comes the singer, musician and composer Ayla (Millepied) and her debut single synth-pop single, “Libre”. Officially released on May 13th, but you can hear it right now, below.

Ayla recently moved to Toronto, Canada to enrich her already broad and eclectic musical background with new sensibilities. Ayla’s influences range from Chico Buarque to Lizzy Mercier-Descloux, Laurie Anderson or even the proto-Gregorian polyphonic chants of Perotinus. The rhythmic colours of Afro-Caribbean music could not be less strange to her, as she spent most of her childhood on the island of Mayotte, this before moving back to France, where she has been touring with Metal band Lyre for a couple of years until she co-founded, in 2009, the French World-Pop band April Shower.

Alright, now that you’ve learned about Ayla, time to watch her dreamy video for “Libre”.

Here’s the just the audio for “Libre” (if you’re like me and would rather form your own options, separate from watching a video).

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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.