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“Living on a Cloud,” the first single from ILSE’S much-anticipated album "I Am Human", is a strong introduction to the singer’s dynamic, part-retro, part-futuristic, chic and style-bending musical world. Opening with her long, sultry notes that drift above dramatic and unrelenting strings, this song is ILSE’s seductive ballad to a lover who occupies her every waking moments and the verse’s entrancing melody and pulsing drums lures in the listener like an incantation. By the time the booming brass and swirling strings come in at the chorus you’re hooked, floating along with ILSE in a soulful and flirtatious fantasy. Influenced by the likes of Adele, Florence + The Machine, and Lana Del Rey, ILSE drops hints of 60’s and 70’s soul, French cabaret songs, and the boldness of current-day hip-hop production. Working with producers Nate and Noble Jolley, ILSE was able to find the creative space to revisit those musical golden years from the near and distant past, commenting that recording the single was “like stepping in a time machine…it was endless fun writing and recording that record." Like the song’s title suggests, the catchy “Living on a Cloud” is a wistful dream but it’s also a tease of something more to come if, like her lover, you’re willing to give in to ILSE’s alluring invitation.