"Boston-based pop star makes his indie debut with a hauntingly beautiful mixtape"
- John Tirckle , Music Today Post
"ILYAH is one of the scene's breakout stars"
- Linda Shine, Music of life magazin
Ilyass Hasnaoui known artistically as ILYAH, is a Boston based artist. Born in Morocco, then immigrated to the US at the age of 17, ILYAH’s multicultural upbringing permeates his sound with French, Arabic, and English influences.
A self-taught musician, ILYAH was inspired by his father, whose dream was once to be a musician. ILYAH’s major musical influences are the Arctic Monkeys, Drake, Coldplay, Zayn, and James Blunt. ILYAH's sound is smooth and ambient Pop/R&B.