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Australian pop sensation AYLA is back with her latest musical masterpiece, the emotionally charged single Should’ve Been Fine. This deeply introspective track is a heartfelt exploration of love, the choices we make, and the poignant question of ‘what if?’

Against an apocalyptic backdrop, AYLA’s relatable emotion is once again on full display as she invites her listeners to ponder the fragility of life and the importance of seizing the moment, not allowing the ‘what ifs’ to define one’s life choices.

Sharing her inspiration for the song, AYLA explains: “I wrote this song about being in love with my best friend, who loved me back, but we knew it wouldn’t work out. ‘Holding off on happiness cause some stupid little things didn’t line up’ is a line in the chorus that pretty much sums it up! I was really feeling like life was too short to let anything get in the way of two people loving each other and being together”.

Initially crafting the song’s first demo independently, AYLA later joined forces working collaboratively with Sam Thomlinson (Bad Pony) and Peter Holz (Gang Of Youths, Peking Duk, Vance Joy) on production, ensuring the music perfectly mirrors the emotional depth. The outcome is a captivating sonic landscape that effortlessly balances between an upbeat anthem and a heartfelt, emotionally resonant and enthralling composition.

Known for her distinctive and eclectic style in the world of modern music, AYLA’s music is a refreshing force, seamlessly blending sophistication, darkness, and vivacity into every composition. Her music boasts irresistible hooks, diverse and multi-layered production, and lyrics that delve into complex yet familiar feelings – but it’s her voice that stands as the sharpest instrument in any of her tracks, making her unmistakably unique in her craft.

AYLA’s hope for Should’ve Been Fine is that it resonates with listeners, not just in the context of her own experience, but also in the broader sense of dealing with the frustration of having something within reach that could have been great, yet making the difficult choice to let it go.


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