isomonstrosity, the project of producer Johan Lenox, composer Ellen Reid, and conductor Yuga Cohler, have returned with another single off their new self-titled debut album, which is out November 18 via Brassland. Back in September, they released "Careful What You Wish For" featuring Danny Brown and 645AR, and today they share "Take Me Back," featuring Empress Of and Bryce Dessner.
"Take Me Back" thrives on the tension between Empress Of's smooth vocals, Bryce Dessner's patterned piano line, and isomonstrosity's subtly atmospheric production. The tension between the three parts mounts, the vocal melts into electronic echoes, and what's left is a somber solo piano. Ellen Reid comments on the process, "This track had a long journey. At first we had Empress Of’s vocal line over a pop track, but I felt like it needed something less conspicuous to evoke the mood we were going for. After a few conversations, we threw the vocal line over Bryce Dessner’s hypnotic piano line, and we were immediately excited about this direction."