ILÆY is a singer, songwriter, producer and voice-over artist. Born in Turkey, now based in Prague and Berlin, she represents a thrilling intersection of Avant-pop and Turkish folk music narrated by an alluring and moving voice. She puts together various cultural influences in her dramatic aural stew and her densely layered music.

Her musical journey started during her childhood and evolved to a full passion for stage. She has performed at various festivals around the world such as Karneval Der Kulturen Berlin, Kansai Music Conference, IKSV Istanbul Jazz Festival, Colour Meeting Festival and Mladi Ladi Jazz She has won several singing and jazz competitions, including the Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (IKSV) Young Jazz Competition — twice and recently she got into the finals of 1Band2Play organised by FullMoonZine in Czech Republic in 2020. ILÆY’s remarkable career highlight includes two performances at the legendary Glastonbury festival 2023.

With full scholarships for Musical Theatre programs of the New York Film Academy and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy ILÆY has done Turkish voice-overs in Disney, Hasbro Studios, DreamWorks and Netflix productions and voiced characters who originally featured Jessie J, Gloria Estefan, Phillipa Soo, Gillian Anderson— to name just a few.

ILÆY is currently preparing for the release of her highly anticipated debut album. It is a deep exploration of the concept of identity and the ways in which it manifests through music. The album promises to be a compelling and thought-provoking addition to ILÆY’s growing body of work. Ankara, Istanbul, Prague and Berlin, the four cities ILÆY has lived in, take part in the transcendent combination of Trip-hop, Avant-Pop and Turkish Folk in her new original solo project.