Thrilling dance pop newcomers We Are Iso have today shared their lush new single Love n’ Trust – a considered track that floats through the perils of a one-sided relationship – accompanied by a stunning video directed by Alan Woodman of Nixie Films.
We Are Iso, which is comprised of vocalist Straalen Mccallum and DJ Jessy Mulholland, were formed during the pandemic, and spent their time in isolation honing their unique brand of dance pop.
Love n’ Trust is an undeniable dancefloor filler – the pulsing rhythm and sweet synths throughout are guaranteed to get bodies moving. It’s electronic house-inspired dance pop at its finest; inspired by the likes of Chet Faker, Running Touch, Hayden James and RÜFÜS DU SOL, We Are Iso have an instant classic on their hands with Love n’ Trust. Speaking on the creation of the song, DJ Jessy Mulholland says, “The song 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 couple are stuck in a loophole with no escape – even at their worst, when they fight and cheat on each other, they stay together, hoping one day they could just let it go…This song is groovy as, with a heavy festival vibe. You can’t help but dance to it and the hook gets stuck in your head! We are so proud of this one!”
Directed by Alan Woodman of Nixie Films, the video features We Are Iso performing late into the night in an untouched location, with an impressive light show to set the mood and lure viewers in with that fittingly enticing, hypnotic vibe. “The song is super powerful so we wanted to keep the video stripped back to really let the song tell the story,” explains Straalen. “Filming at night was such a vibe eventhough Jessy was rugged up in his big jacket and I was freezing! It just felt so right for the song LOVE N’ TRUST. Alan our director was awesome and managed to capture the moon perfectly as it watched on directly behind us. All round, it was such an epic night and I’m so glad we got to capture it!”
We Are Iso are an unlikely duo – Straalen Mccallum is an acoustic-style singer songwriter, while Jessy Mulholland has years of experience in the tech/house scene as a DJ. They’ve been able to reach a strikingly unique style by meshing their two musical perspectives together, and not only does it make for hypnotic and ultracool recorded tracks, but it also helps the duo to create a completely out of this world live experience, too. We Are Iso are already selling out shows in their hometown of the Gold Coast – and it won’t be long before they’re doing the same across the country.
We Are Iso is Straalen Mccallum and Jessy Mulholland. Love n’ Trust is out June 16.