Forecast 2022: Los Angeles Musical Artists to Watch with Ai Bendr
As a project of Australian-born and Michigan-raised artist Chioma Ai Bendors Ilozor, Ai Bendr, who is now based in Los Angeles, has spent the past two years cultivating a growing following in love with her. touching pop ballads. His first single, heartbreaking and moving “Love me low” Helped fuel the fire when he debuted on HBO Euphoria. From that point on, Ai Bendr has established herself as a producer of resounding alt-R & B tracks that rely as much on her penetrating writing as on her ability to embody everything from deep sadness to heady allure.
His recent singles have only heightened the expectation of a debut EP and full album from Ai Bendr. From the reverberating melodies and lush tones of “Coffee”, an elegant pop track that springs in her adoration, to the dreamy atmospheres of the painful “I Like You” – Ai Bendr shapes her music from the most vulnerable parts of herself . And with the release of her most recent single / video in “The Deep,” she continues to expand as an artist, embracing new perspectives with the goal of not only better understanding others – but herself in the process. process.
Ai Bendr’s recent success represents a sort of star alignment for the young artist. Before leaving his family for a boarding school in Massachusetts, any idea of a future in music seemed out of reach, as his family discouraged passion beyond a hobby. But while in school, Ilozor took the opportunity to grow as an artist, learning to play the piano herself and writing the songs that would eventually become her first singles. With 2022 on the horizon, her family firmly behind the pursuit of her passion and her status as a rising star, Ai Bendr is well positioned to make an explosive debut.
With a new single in the works and slated for release in January, we can’t wait to see what Ai Bendr has up to 2022. Visit Ai Bendr’s website, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on new releases and tour announcements. Follow Ai Bendr on Spotify.
To see more of our featured artists in 2022 and / or Grimy Goods’ artist predictions for previous years, visit our Forecasts page for the full list of talent.