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iyla elise

Emerging onto the country music scene as a singer-songwriter, Iyla Elise’s relatable lyrics and melancholy melodies bring a genuine perspective grounded in her humble, country roots. Her songs draw on many musical influences from across numerous genres including John Denver, Vince Gill, Billy Joel, and Stevie Wonder to name a few. Hailing from Warsaw, Virginia, a small town in the Northern Neck of Virginia, she brings an authentic flare with powerful lyrics and memorable melodies. Iyla Elise has written music since the age of 14, finding freedom in creating music that comes from the heart that others can relate to.

Her debut EP, Outlier, is out now on all major music streaming platforms. The songs on the EP are a sample collection written across the span of fifteen years. Her very first, full composition ever written at the age of 14, “Dreamland”, is featured on the EP. “Outlier” (the title track of the EP), “Another Beginning” and “Hindsight” were written most recently in 2022 and inspired by special but sometimes heartbreaking moments. The EP’s title track, “Outlier”, was recently recognized on Turnip Music Radio and Derringer Discoveries, a music adventure podcast on Spotify, and voted to #2 on their Top 25 monthly chart in November 2023. The podcast has listeners in over 30 countries and has more than 50,000 downloads. Iyla Elise’s raw, powerful tone delivers songs that are real and authentic and stir the soul of the listener by reminding them of their own experiences.

Her brand new singles “Already Miss You” and  “Worse or Better” are out now and available wherever you stream music.
Iyla’s debut EP title track, “Outlier” was named as a finalist in the 25th Annual Great American Song Contest for 2023.



Lyrics and Music by:
Lauren Compton

Performed by:
Bass— Tim Ryan
Drums (“Another Beginning”, “Day by Day”, “Hindsight”)— Forrest Compton
Guitar— Tim Ryan
Piano— Iyla Elise (Lauren Compton)
Vocals— Iyla Elise (Lauren Compton)

Produced by:
Lauren Compton and Tim Ryan

Photography by:
Forrest Compton

Outlier was recorded, mixed and mastered by Tim Ryan at Studio 607 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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