Hey I'm ILLA, a songwriter from Jamaica. My musical palate was shaped by the Gospel music played in my house; the Reggae and Dancehall in the streets; the Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, R&B and Soul on the radio; and the Indie and Rock music I discovered in films and TV shows and on the internet. I would love to be involved with your project. Hit me up!

Professional Songwriting

I provide 2 FREE revisions, any additional edits are subject to a fee (prices vary). All jobs are completed within the order they are received (average turnaround time 10 business days). If you would like to receive your project within 48 hours, there's an expedite fee of 20% - Work for hire/buyouts (contact for pricing)


- 50% Lyrics and melody of complete song - 25% Lyrics and melody of chorus - 25% Co-writes and edits

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Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Jo'

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    Jolan was a pleasure to work with. He was very upfront about what he wanted and efficient.

  • Verified Review (Client)Listing_thumb_12309896_910137192367945_7656136664360930128_oabout 1 year agoby

    Yet another great experience working with Jolan - I hope to collaborate again in the future!

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    Nice working with Jolan, clear instructions and prompt payment!

  • Verified Review (Client)Listing_thumb_12309896_910137192367945_7656136664360930128_oabout 1 year agoby

    Another great experience working with Jolan! I appreciate not only his artistic ability, but his willingness to inquire, communicate, and accommodate under any circumstances.

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    Enjoyed singing gig for Jolan. An interesting project thanks :0)

  • Verified Review (Client)Listing_thumb_12309896_910137192367945_7656136664360930128_oabout 1 year agoby

    Working with Jolan for the first time was great. He's a talented artist who communicates clearly and quickly, and provides exactly what you need to get the job done - I'm glad to have helped with his music!

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Interview with Jo'

What do you like most about your job?
It's fun to create something from nothing. It brings a certain joy and pride which can't be explained. It's mind blowing at times.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is easy.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Let the work speak for itself.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been writing songs for 3 years.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Rihanna. She is a modern day quintessential pop star.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on pop and rock music.
What do you bring to a song?
It depends on what the song requires. It could be clever lyrics, a story, a mood or theme.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Max Martin, Johan Shellback, Sia
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Write lyrics.