Melbourne based neo-soul artist AKOSIA returns with her latest single ‘ISO’
A new voice in contemporary soul-pop, AKOSIA is Australia’s answer to Erkyah Badu & Sade.
Australia’s new voice in contemporary soul-pop, AKOSIA, returns with her latest single and video, “ISO”. A smooth fusion of R&B, trap and soul, “ISO” explores sensuality, passion, and a boldness that comes with the intoxication of love through Akosia’s flirtatious songwriting.
Produced by grammy nominated producer Will Stah, whose past resume of work includes Ariana Grande’s “Be Alright”, Ella Mai’s “Nobody Else”, and the music of One Four: “ISO” captures the strength of femininity and sexuality through the sultry and Badu-inspired magic of Akosia’s vocals.
Arriving alongside the single, is a visual that is an otherworldly fantasy which depicts intimacy, longing and passion. From controlling the waves, to whisking them away into outer space, the video for “ISO” developed by film director Dale Crawford, sees Akosia as a magical intergalactic siren, enchanting and calling her lover towards her.
Akosia on the video, “when I wrote ISO, I was living in a beautiful haze where I wasn’t always able to distinguish one day from the next and honestly, I didn’t care. Those moments released me from the pressure of time in lockdown. Dale Crawford and I created a magical world in which two lovers are seduced by each other, isolate in their love and together forget the world. ISO is about freedom, playfulness and being confident with the person you want to be that is actually there waiting inside.”
The ISO music video also allowed Akosia to be costumed in the stunning couture of Jason Gretch and Simon Hartman London (who has worked with Beyoncé on her project for Disney, Black is King) and jewellery from Parisian designer Philippe Ferrandis.
“Fashion is a crucial element of my art and creativity. When I had my fittings for ISO, I felt regal in a very ethereal kind of way. Being able to work with designers like Hartman and Grech is inspiring and elevates my artistic vision. I am so grateful for the experience,” says Akosia.
Akosia has just begun to share her lush afrofuturist vision with the world and we are on the launchpad. Keep an eye on this one, her next step will be big.