WE ARE ISO's debut single, Love N’ Trust, is out now! We caught up with the duo to chat about the release and more.
Last month, dance-pop newcomers WE ARE ISO made their debut with their pulsing track, Love N’ Trust. We caught up with the duo to discuss their origin story, the track, what's next and so much more!
How did We Are Iso come to be?
We only met 9 months ago from a friend of a friend. And we both just say it was meant to be. Creating the best music we have ever made and just vibing off one another.
What was the hardest part of creating music and working on the project throughout the pandemic and isolation?
Honestly, writing music together during isolation is all we have done! We came together as a duo during the pandemic hence the name WE ARE ISO. This whole pandemic is hard on everyone so we are trying to just be positive and make the best out of a bad situation. We love writing music and this allows us to just lock ourselves in the studio and smash out some tunes!
Congratulations on the release of your debut single Love N’ Trust. Tell us a bit about the conceptual nature of the track and what prompted you to document on your debut single?
Thank you! Started off with just a simple vocal hook “ love... trust “ and evolved into a story about a long term relationship that was very much one sided love. The loved-up couple are stuck in a loophole where there is no escape. Even when they fight and cheat on each other they remain together... hoping one day they can just let it go.
How did you arrive at the dance-pop sonic sounds we hear on the track?
Coming from totally different backgrounds we had no idea what was coming. Once we started listening to some reference tracks together i think we both got a good feeling on this style. So we started to whip something up and oo boy it sounded like magic to our ears. Haha, so you no we kept the vibe going.
Can you walk us through your process when it comes to conceptualising the clip for Love N’ Trust and how involved are you with the development of the visuals?
Filming that clip was wild! A lot went wrong that day actually when we were filming! We had a huge brainstorm with our director Alan Woodman and we decided to just go for it! He showed us these awesome lights in the back of his car and we found the most gorgeous spot with the moon just chilling behind us! We are so fortunate to have a close friend as our film director, he understands us and the vibe we want. He somehow makes our crazy ideas in our heads a reality. I’m not even sure how he even understands some of the things we suggest! But he always smashes it out of the park! Definitely always a team effort when it comes to our film clips.
How important are the visuals to you when it comes to portraying the stories and themes present on the songs?
Very important, we want the crowd to feel and paint the picture in their head when they are listening to the song. It makes the song much more powerful when there is a meaning behind it.
What’s one line from the song you find at times could be stuck in your head? Or a line that you come back to?
Australia has a diverse and vibrant music scene, who are some of your favourite Aussie acts and why?
RÜFÜS DU SOL, Hayden James and Matt Corby
What do you have in store for the rest of 2021? Will we be seeing an album or EP, and if so what can listeners expect from it?
We have a lot more music coming that's for sure! Our goal is definitely to hit a few more singles than lock ourselves up for that album. So stay tuned
Will we be seeing you hit the road with national dates anytime soon? Or any live show plans?
We are working on shows as we speak. So keen to get out and showcase to the world what music and live show we have been working on.
What can audiences expect from one of your live shows?
A big ass light show and non stop energy from us!
Biggest influences? RÜFÜS DU SOL.
RÜFÜS DU SOL.
Album that has had the most impact on you? Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams.
How do you define your musical style in 3 words? Energetic, fun, dance!
Best song of 2021 so far?
Stay by The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber.
If you could create the soundtrack for any film, which one would it be?
The Wolf of Wall Street (2019) dir. Martin Scorsese
Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus?
A song you would love to cover on tour?
Magic by Coldplay.
Album you would listen to on repeat on a road trip? The Kid Laroi - F*CK LOVE.
First concert you went to? Foo Fighters.
Best concert you have been to?
Coldplay at Suncorp Stadium.
First album you ever bought?
Grace by Jeff Buckley.
Would you rather be a Spice Girl or a Backstreet Boy? Backstreet Boy fo sure!
What’s your favourite back street? JT any day of the week, those blonde tips were stylish as.
Guilty music pleasure?
Jessy loves Barbie Girl.
If you could support any artist on tour, who would it be?
RÜFÜS DU SOL.
An artist you think has had the most influence on the music industry.
What advice would your current self, give your future self, for a year from now?
Stay focused, if you want something go for it.
The moment you knew you wanted to be a musician?
We both have been doing this all our lives! It’s all we know and we love it. So I guess you could say we’ve always wanted to be a musician.