Parisian electro-pop band Isaac Delusion today release ‘disorder’, the latest new track to arrive ahead of forthcoming album release, ‘uplifters’, due out November 8, 2019 via Microqlima. The new track emerges alongside details for a seven date UK & Euro headline tour, including London’s O’Meara on February 25, 2020, alongside two nights at the famous La Cigale in their hometown.
Isaac Delusion’s third full length release, ‘uplifters’ is the follow up to 2017’s ‘Rust And Gold’, and the latest addition in a blooming career which has seen founding members Loïc Fleury and Jules Pacotte accrue close to half a million monthly Spotify streams-and-counting, also performing on the bill for Pitchfork Paris alongside huge sold-out headline shows of their own in the capital, including the Olympia and the Élysée Montmartre. Speaking about the taut electro funk of ‘disorder’, Loïc and Jules say; “Like natural laws, order can rise from chaos. We sometimes need to follow our intuitions and desires, even when they seem to lead towards dangerous ground.”
Going on to ride out the early ‘10s scene from out of which they originally broke, Loïc and Jules formed Isaac Delusion (that name an unlikely Anglophile nod to Sir Isaac Newton…..) having originally become fast friends whilst at high school in the eastern Paris suburb of Vincennes. In some senses, ‘uplifters’ – whose blue-tinged songwriting picks at a misplaced nostalgia for youth – closes a circle for the childhood friends, now staring down their fourth decade, feeling an itch for the freedom & unguarded honesty of their younger selves.
Proudly wearing its anglophile tendencies on its sleeve, ‘uplifters’ – much like predecessor ‘Rust And Gold’ – is sung by and large in pop’s lingua franca, English. For all that much of the album is coloured lyrically by a metallic tang of longing and missed opportunities, it also consistently summons truly irrepressible peaks to more than live up to the emphatic promise of its title. Don’t be thrown by the neuroses hinted by Isaac Delusion’s soubriquet – mirroring the sun-flecked album cover which captures two figures scrambling over a wave-graffitied wall into a cloudless horizon, ‘uplifters’ is Isaac Delusion’s highest water mark to date, a collection of naggingly infectious songs that connect instantly and continue to grow stealthily in your affections.