Rae Isla Gives Us A Little Taste From Her Upcoming Album “Another Life” With New Single “Lovely Lies“
The new single “Lovely Lies” is the second single off Isla’s debut full length Another Life (May 7th) and is accompanied by her most ambitious video to date. Falling stylistically somewhere between indie, pop and folk with a danceable electronic beat and a few surprises (look out for the breathy and beautiful saxophone part); this single captures everything there is to love about Isla’s music.
Isla splits her time between Brooklyn, Seattle and Mexico City and has headlined shows at iconic venues like Rough Trade and Departmento. Her past releases have tackled everything from spirituality to heartbreak, with a genre bending folk tinged sound drenched with pop sensibility.
Her vocals are crystal clear and radio friendly while embracing a nuanced style that might remind you of Phoebe Bridgers, adeptly delivering clever lyrics that underscore the story arc of the song (love and deception, of course!) while remaining undeniably catchy.
Isla shares, “In the video, I take a journey through time, space, and memory to find my dreamscape desert planet, but soon realize that we’re not meant to escape from reality. We have to face it.” explains Isla. “The song itself is about wanting so badly to believe in something that you go along with the lie – because the truth is just too hard to realize.” “Lovely Lies” will be featured on Isla’s upcoming album Another Life, due out May 7th.
The new single featured along with an official video that was filmed in Mexico City, conceived by Isla and collaborator Claire Dub and produced by a female-led team stretching from Seattle to Las Vegas. We can best describe the piece as an ethereal fever dream featuring uniquely conceived choreography juxtaposed against a swirling and cinematic backdrop straight from Isla’s deeply creative mind.