Rising Stars Juletta and Ishan Reveals Their New Album ‘Wildheart‘ Featuring 3 Tracks
‘Wild Heart’ is an a collaborative album inspired by real stories Juletta collected from 30 women she interviewed over the past two years in New York City.
The two drew inspiration from a video of Stevie Nicks rehearsing her original version of “Wild Heart” and how much it reminded them of Juletta’s mom at a young age. In this version though, Juletta’s typically ethereal vocals are pitched down, giving the song a haunting yet meditative effect.
“There was a certain masking that the pitch-shifted vocal provided that we both felt integral to the song,” Ishan explains. “While we were recording I felt waves of insecurity, embarrassed that I was trying to live up to someone as beautiful and poignant as Stevie Nicks,” Juletta says. “I liked how viscerally the low voice hit too because it created some distance between my self-destructive streak and the song.”
As Ishan explains the duo’s dynamic: “The beauty of her voice and her openness to my experimentation allowed me to grapple with ideas that had possessed my mind as a producer, but that I’d never had the chance to fully explore: blending folk and house music, bringing something new to what the great musicians of the past have achieved, and manipulating voice to create a hybrid between human and machine.”
Produced and written entirely by the pair, If I Never Hit Land marries Ishan’s driving, house-influenced production with Juletta’s introspective songwriting. As Juletta says: “This album is my account and my experience of the memories, the tears shed, the echoing thoughts and the complexities from 30 interviews with women from the city. And within those stories is a story of my own.”