Seamlessly blending the essence of soul with the sophistication of blues, Australian songstress ORLY burst onto the scene with the debut of her selftitled EP in 2009. Armed with a transcendent voice, relatable lyrics and a profound passion for music, ORLY quickly established herself as an emerging young voice in pop and soul, touring throughout the world, winning over fans with her impassioned performances.
Distraction, ORLY's first full length album released in 2012, marked a logical evolution in the Aussie's musical progression, advancing the soulful tones and powerful songwriting heard previously on ORLY, showcasing an artist with the talent, determination and hunger necessary to propel herself into the leagues of Adele and Amy Winehouse. Each track is unique on Distraction, highlighting the versatility, maturation, and complexity of this talented artist. From old school soul, to beautiful ballads, to pop, ORLY is making her mark on the scene one song at a time.
“Heartfelt lyrics, strong vocal ability, and an effortless clarity of voice set her place amongst a select few in the forefront of the independent and unsigned singers currently working hard around the globe”.
-Richard 'Ricardito' Ashie, Blues and Soul
"Utilizing a timeless blend of virtuosic singing... coupled with revealing lyrics in her debut LP 'Distraction,' this old soul is breathing new life into a genre too often distracted with gimmicky props, when really all that's needed is the right singer to bring it's grooves to life. Orly will smooth even the most frazzled of Sunday morning nerves, and get you moving at the same time."
- Mike Levine, The Deli Magazine
"Thank heaven that there are albums around like this release, which not only buck the trend, but enhance the market with huge positivity. Lovely stuff."
- Toby Walker, Soulwalking
"But what is the difference with Orly? Her voice. It's a crisp n' clear vocal that has impeccable and controlled diction and really suits each of these tunes with the utmost class... Classy, soulful, and intelligent at every turn, don't apologize for being preoccupied with Orly, Distraction is a beautiful thing."
- Audio Diva Blog