AYO ^ is a newcomer to the hip-hop/rap scene with only a few singles available for listening right now, but each song is crafted with high attention to detail. His latest track, “STAR,” already sounds like a hit single made for radio play.

Sure to be stuck in your head, the chorus grabs attention right-away, smoothly transitioning into a verse that flows right back into the hook. Finally, the song ends on a dreamy note, as AYO ^’s distorted vocals pierce through slowed-down production reminiscent of Houston’s chopped-and-screwed music.

The production quality is top-notch. The vocal performance is great. What makes AYO ^ stand out on this new single, however, is his apparent ear for melodies that are catchy and well-crafted, yet original. Be sure to keep an eye out for this new talent.