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Nesting comfortably with Inland Empire artist LYLOH

LYLOH’s promises to win at both occupations.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

In a usual chain of events, aspiring artists email files for me to look at, listen to, and give my honest opinion, which is all good as long as they are respectful and are at least grammatically correct when they approach me. However, misspelling my name or believing that my name is Richard makes me feel a mental pang best described as a teething toddler chewing on a teat. (It happens to me at least once a week, and you’d think I’d be used to it by now but no.)

Representing Inland Empire — a desert community that artists we’ve supported in the past, and continue to support call home — LYLOH is an artist-slash-law-student with an airy voice and a different storyline. On “Here,” she sings lyrics about making promises and sacrifices, and “Sleep Easy” sounds like a song about a lover who can nest comfortably during the time of vulnerability. Check out both songs below and if you like what you hear, subscribe to her newsfeed on Facebook.


Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is the Director of Content for Duke Concept; Bartee is an Entertainment Creator for Google Web Stories. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.