▲ I am making a new record this summer in New York city with Roger Greenawalt, help me share it with you! ▲


The project

Ayla is the freshly instituted solo project of French-born and Toronto-based singer, musician  and composer Ayla Millepied.



Ayla is the prism through which Millepied's organic flow of encounters with all kinds of artists and creative individuals is catalysed and crystallised into an ongoing series of autonomous projects. Her recent move to the city of Toronto, Canada results of Millepied's aspiration to ever enrich her already broad and eclectic musical background with new sensibilities.   Ayla Millepied's influences range from Chico Buarque to Lizzy Mercier-Descloux, Laurie Anderson or even the proto-Gregorian polyphonic chants of Perotinus. The rhythmic colours of Afro-Caribbean music could not be less strange to her, as she spent most of her childhood on the island of Mayotte, this before moving back to France, where she has been touring with Metal band Lyre for a couple of years until she co-founded, in 2009, the French World-Pop band April Shower.                                                                                   


Ayla is currently working new songs, written and composed between Southwestern France and Dominican Republic. With lyrics in French,English and Japanese.

This first project will give rise to Millepied's favourite and prime instrument, her voice, in a way that characterises her idiosyncratic relationship with the World




Ayla est le prisme par lequel Ayla Millepied met en œuvre, au gré des rencontres avec artistes et créateurs de toutes sortes, de multiples projets autonomes.


Ayla vient récemment de s'installer à Toronto, Canada dans le but d'enrichir de nouvelle sensibilités une culture et des influences musicales déjà bien étoffées. Ces-dernières vont ainsi de Chico Buarque à Lizzy Mercier-Descloux, en passant par Laurie Anderson ou encore les chants polyphoniques proto-Grégoriens de Perotinus. Les couleurs rythmiques de la musique Afro-Caraibéenne ne pourraient lui être plus familière, Ayla ayant passé  son enfance sur l'île de Mayotte, avant de retourner en France, où elle s'est vue tourner avec le groupe de Métal Lyre pendant quelque années, jusqu'à ce qu'elle fonde, en 2009, le groupe de World-Pop français April Shower.   







Why fund it?



I am making a new record this summer in New York city with Roger Greenawalt, help me share it with you!  (>‿◠)✌  


With this Kisskissbank i want to record  new  songs i've been working on in Dominican Republic .


After quiting my former band I stopped making music for about a year and a half and I totally lost my North.  

There's a wonderful expression in French that, in translation, best describes what ensued:

When you suppress what comes naturally to you, it comes back galloping.


My recent move to the American continent, results of my aspiration to ever enrich my already broad and eclectic musical background with new sensibilities  


Now, i am  ready to get into the studio and LAY IT DOOOWN.


I will have the chance to work with a producer by the name of Roger Greenawalt who has worked with Iggy Pop, Allen Ginsburg, Rufus Wainwright, Nils Lofgren, Albert Hammond Jr, Ben Kweller, The Pierce's, Nellie McKay, Adam Green, Philip Glass, Rick Ocasek, Sophie B. Hawkins, Ashley MacIsaac, Eve's Plum, Branford Marsalis and many others....


It has been a DREAM for years!

I've been hoping I'd get to work with him and now it's finally happening!!





In order to pull this off, I need to raise 2500 E


72 %









I really can't tell you how much i will  appreciate your support.

Backing doesn't just make you a backer it makes you a part of the project WE ARE ONE.


If I could put a gif in here it'd be the scene in Lion King where Rafiki holds Simba up for the whole kingdom to see. You are Rafiki and i am Simba.

Lets make The Lion King happen!!!

You can ......

DO THIS     




             DO THIS




It is entirely up to you. But i'd prefer the former !!  



In return for your love and awesomeness   I'll give you very fun/cool/totally unique gifts in return such as:  


 -I’ll send you  of the songs before it’s released


-I’ll send you  vynils


-Play/sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you or whoever you want to give the present to on the phone on their special day


- Skype Ukulele  Lessons


-Send you postcards 


-I'll cover any song you like on ukulele


-Virtuals hugs


-You can come PERFORM with me  on a song during a  live performance,it's a fun trade!  



I will be personally putting together all the packages, writing the thank you notes and keeping all my backers updated along the way.  

You will get access to the posts I write, videos I post, etc.

Anyways, you get the idea.

I had a BALL coming up with ideas for gifts and I'm SO excited about them, I hope you will be too.  


I appreciate any donation you can give and please SPREAD the word.

Facebook it ---- Tweet it ---- Email it  


Thank you so much in advance for your support. It means the world to me.   


Much love,









Bonjour la France !! 


Cet été je m'envole enregistrer à New York et j'ai besoin de votre aide.   Je vais avoir la chance de travailler avec le producteur Roger Greenawalt dans son studio à Brooklyn ( Iggy Pop, Allen Ginsburg, Rufus Wainwright, The Pierce's, Nellie McKay, Adam Green, Philip Glass,...)  


Cet EP sera composé de chansons en français,anglais et japonais. Les fonds récoltés grâce à vous serviront à  l'enregistrement  ainsi qu'au pressage de vynils, ,votre participation me permettra de réaliser entièrement cet objectif.


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Newest comments

Ça avance bien, c'est cool!!!
J’espère que ça marchera! par contre quand tu sera une star, j'aimerais bien rencontrer Miley cyrus pour lui mettre des bifles et justin bieber pour lui mettre une énorme baffe dans sa gueule. Merci <3
Wonderful work - Best of luck!!