Following on from their release of Flower, Sydney-based post-hardcore group Isotopes have just revealed their poignant new single WYWFM – produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly, Between You and Me), and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath).
WYWFM is a modern emo jam with all the vocal melodies you could want and a and half-time chorus you know you'll be singing along in the front row of a show. There is a level of maturity in the songwriting of this one that is only highlighted further with the outstanding production. It seems Isotopes may have been flying under the radar the past few years but with the new lineup and material just launched, this band are absolutely a group to keep an eye on.
Miller talks about the meaning behind WYWFM:
“WYWFM is about realising the path of chasing love always leads to heartbreak, so for the first time you’re putting love aside and somewhat asking that it waits for you whilst you choose yourself. The concept of the video is about lust/love/temptation. A game of cat and mouse accompanying these feelings. Finding that once you obtain all of these feelings that you’ve ever so been craving, it disappears; you’re calm, you’re alone. So, was it ever really there?”
Isotopes have been a pivotal dynamism in Australia’s heavy music scene, known for their diverse mix of melodic punk and hardcore elements. Since their inception, they have toured and played live shows relentlessly, travelling internationally to Japan, and domestically sharing stages with Windwaker, Ocean Sleeper, Sienna Skies, Days of Deceit, and The Brave.
We look forward to yelling, "'Topes Rule," at a gig sometime soon.
WYWFM will be out officially on Friday, June 4 but you can hear the premiere now below.
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