R&B singer-songwriter Aqyila has always been passionate about sharing her peace through music and aims to help uplift people with her art. Her latest track, “OH!” out today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada, blends melodic tunes with catchy hooks to offer a complete vibe to the listeners.
Aqyila reclaims her broken heart throughout the powerful R&B record and delivers a powerful message about self-love.
“The making of “OH!” was so amazing and fluid,” Aqyila says. “That’s the beauty of music, when you hear a song and you’re able to connect it to memory, it means even more to you. I love when a song tells a story.”
“OH!” was recorded during the Tiktok-celebrated singer’s second trip to Los Angeles after signing with Sony Music Canada.
“This song is going to showcase my vocal range, which is exciting as I am a fan of a good riff and run,” she explained. “This song was produced by Phinisey and written by the talented Trey Campbell during my second Los Angeles trip!”
Following her high-tempo, sexy-charged, and energy-forward single “Pressure,” Aqyila’s latest offering “OH!” continues to set the tone for what’s next for the R&B songstress. Bundled as part of her upcoming EP, she intends to create a cohesive project that embodies “upbeat vibes, love songs, self-reflection, and a dash of heartbreak.”
Aqyila is primed to cement her imprint in the music industry with her unique prowess that has seen her bag a JUNO Award nomination for her song “Vibe for Me (Bob for Me)” and a record deal with Sony Music Canada.
The Toronto-based starlet has revealed her excitement at the release of “OH!” describing it as a song intended to empower people that feel they deserve better in relationships.
“This is a ‘taking back your power’ and realizing you can ‘see through the facade’ type of energy,” Aqyila continues. “It’s a wake-up call, letting the listener know that if you or someone you know is fed up with how they are being treated, it’s time to leave.”
Stream “OH!” below.
Singer-songwriter Aqyila is bringing soulful anthems back to R&B music. Big, shiny, hopeful ones, that is. The goal was first achieved last year when the Canadian talent dropped “Vibe for Me (Bob for Me)”—her first official single with Sony Music Entertainment Canada. The song— nominated at the 2022 JUNO Awards for ‘Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year’—is full of infectious island-inspired hooks that echo her Jamaican roots and, like some of Aqyila’s favorite artists, blends and bends pop, soul, and R&B genres. Her music is backed by a strong message, which relays the glories of sisterhood, positivity, and self-acceptance, all things Aqyila swears by. With her previous release, “Pressure,” a sultry, but fun R&B track, the young star celebrated themes of self-confidence. Now, as she returns with “OH!,” Aqyila begins to explore life’s inevitable and sometimes hurtful rites of passage.