Melbourne artist IJALE has seen his status rise significantly in 2021 with several impressive singles seeing him achieve global acclaim such as being named as October’s Apple Music Up Next artist, and this week he continues to bring the heat to us all in the form of his second body of work titled ‘OTTN (On To The Next)’ – a surprise mixtape that showcases a smooth production base topped off fresh melodies that produce a considerable amount of contagious flavour throughout.
‘OTTN’ delivers 18 individual tracks across its journey, and maintains a tightness in its composition as we progress through with crisp beats bubbling away at the surface whilst the booming bass lines and buoyant keys add plenty of force and energy to the already boastful mixes on offer. Utilising these solid foundations effectively, IJALE launches from the podium to deliver some commanding melodies with laid-back flows that cruise their way through effortlessly.
“Creating this body of work definitely saved me mentally and helped me figure things out. When you write a song that you like about a subject that’s been weighing on you, and that shit is fire? It’s like the whole subject or emotion around it makes more sense to you. So I was trying to make sense of my headspace through this project.” – IJALE