Exclusive Interview With Rising Urban Star DYLI

One of Stockton, CA’s finest musical exports, DYLI has been steadily building momentum for over a decade. Over the course of two full length albums and countless singles, she has established herself as an authentic and vital voice in modern music, winning acclaim from the likes of industry insiders and fans in the process.  Now, with the release of her most compelling music to date, her exuberant sound is reaching a wider audience than ever before. We had the chance to chat with the talented DYLI about her new single, “New Bag,” inspiration, favorite artists, and much more!

Welcome to New Hit Singles, it’s a pleasure having you with us today! Congratulations on the release of your new single, “New Bag,” we loved it! What’s the story behind the song? 

I wrote New Bag as a landmark for a new beginning. I was given the opportunity to work with a new producer who would help me tap into a new branch of myself, thus forming “New Bag”. 

What style best describes your sound?

I often get this question, and I just as often don’t know how to answer it. The closest thing that I could probably give you is a nice combination of Ambient R&B and light Rap. 

Which artists inspire you?

I am inspired by so many artists all across the board. I listen to everything so it’s nice to be able to pick up certain aspects of certain genres and apply it to my own music. From Bay Rap to Pop-R&B, I take notes from everything. 

What got you into music? Tell us more about your beginnings. 

As long as I can remember I’ve always been into music. I started playing guitar when I was about six years old, and my passion for music grew from there. At about 11 I was given an amazing opportunity to write and record in a studio with a producer who is still helping me grow to this day.

What were the challenges you faced while recording “New Bag” during the pandemic?

Honestly, recording “New Bag” during the pandemic wasn’t any different than any other song I’ve recorded. If anything, being able to get back into the studio and work was therapeutic, after all the bullshit we’ve had to go through because of the pandemic.

Did your upbringing influence or shape your sound and style?

Most definitely. All of my music is written from experience and my environment. My songs are like my diary. If I was raised any other way, I forsure I wouldn’t have the art I’ve created already. I’m blessed to have plenty of stories to tell.

Would you like to collaborate with other artists? If yes, who would be your top 3?

There’s so many artists that I’d love to collab with, but I think my top 3 would be Trippie Redd, because he’s my literal favorite, Coi Leray, and Jhene Aieko.

As an artist, what’s the best advice you’ve been given and by whom?

The best advice I’ve ever gotten would have to be from my dad. He told me that as long as i’m doing me, and as long as i’m being real, success will come.

What’s next for DYLI?

As of right now I’m working on tons of new stuff, music releases and video shoots. Keep an eye out for new content on all platforms! 

 Thank You!

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