Les Ailes is a music project by American singer-songwriter Rylie DeGarmo, who moved to Nashville in 2016 to pursue music after cowriting an EP with her musician father at home in Seattle, eponymously titled “The Rue” (2015).
Over five years and five states later, the nomadic songbird returned to her hometown with a full-length debut record written in the south and recorded by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Carson McHone). This LP, “Tennessee” (2020), is a tale of the many travels—both highways and heartstrings—that pushed Rylie to the south and held her there.
Reunited with her father in their home studio in the fall of 2021, Rylie brought a new batch of songs to Les Ailes in the form of a four-song EP titled “But I Love You” (2022). Of the EP, Rylie notes, “it’s a small portrait of the last 9 months, which for me were a coalescing of the home(s) I’ve left, returned to, and created within myself.”
"DeGarmo’s vocals often register as detached but yearning; always front and center spinning a tale of something unrequited and unfulfilled...the record is highly effective at reaching down and really stirring an emotional response of longing."
"Rylie DeGarmo may still be something of a new name on the scene, but with Tennessee she proves herself to be an accomplished and confident songwriter. Combined with superb production by Mike McCarthy and mastered by Heba Kadry, Les Ailes is a force to be reckoned with. A cool, chilled, and thoroughly dreamy listen."