Following the release of his latest single ‘Say Yes’ featuring Charlie Threads and Cyrus, Melbourne-based producer illstrtd recently shared the accompanying visuals which are directed by the extremely talented Zac Harris.
Filmed across a number of notable Melbourne locations such as St. Kilda’s famous foreshore, the visuals capture the songs contagiously upbeat energy as the emerging acts, plus various individuals from different walks of life, shine together and let loose through the power of dance.
WATCH THE VISUALS FOR ‘SAY YES‘ BELOW AND TELL US WAHT YOU THINK!
In celebration of this new drop TLF managed to link up with illstrtd to chat about the single, his collaboration process, current influences, what the future holds, and much more!
You can peep our exclusive Q/A below:
(TLF) First off, congratulations on the release of your new single! What does ‘Say Yes’ mean to you?
Illstrtd – Thanks mate! The concept behind the track is basically about being someone’s back-up, because they’ll know you’ll “Say Yes” every time.
(TLF) How did the collaboration with Charlie and Cyrus come together / what was the process like behind the scenes?
This song started with Cyrus sending me an acapella of a song he was working on (which was the first verse & chorus). I loved it immediately and started messing with some chords and sounds behind it.
Once I had gotten it to a certain point, my manager and I were throwing around the idea of getting a rapper on it, and Charlie’s name came up. We asked him to be on it and he literally came into the studio two days later and recorded his verse.
(TLF) Who are some of your biggest influences when it comes to making music at the moment?
Right now, Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada and Kanye are probably my biggest influences. Also, some cool electronic artists like Lido and Cashmere Cat are dope.
(TLF) Looking forward, what do you hope to achieve in 2020?
I just want to keep putting out music, and hopefully start doing more shows! I’d love to work towards an EP eventually too.
(TLF) What’s the ultimate message you wish to convey with your music?
I want to make music that feels good, and that combines all the different influences I love. R&B, Gospel, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music.
(TLF) Lastly, is there anything fans be on the lookout for in the year ahead, whether it be more releases, shows, or visuals etc?
More music! I’ve been super busy but am starting to get a bunch of stuff together to put out over the coming months.