If you haven’t heard of L.A.’s most promising new pop/rock duo, VOILÀ, you’re about to. Backed by a team of industry juggernauts and having opened for artists including Kesha, The Fray, X Ambassadors, Flume, and Martin Garrix, the duo is set to take over with their refreshing, relatable, and authentic sound. Today, with their brand-new single, Don’t, off their upcoming self-titled debut album, we get a glimpse of great things to come.
“Don’t” deals with subject matter we can all relate to: the bitter yearning and heartache of an unhealthy relationship that, in spite of all the warnings, neither party can escape. The power of the song comes from the personal experiences of the artists, Gus Ross and Luke Eisner.
“I can’t control who I fall for. I can only acknowledge and embrace the sensation of wanting what I know full well isn’t good for me.”
– Gus Ross
“Growing up, there was this willow tree in my front yard. I would always try to climb it, but it was tough. My parents would yell at me and say I was going to get hurt, my friends would say I was wasting my time, and I still have a scar from falling. But, what they didn’t know is that when you got to the top you could see the most beautiful view. A view that made you forget every reason you hated the climb. I fell in love with a girl that was like that willow tree.”
– Luke Eisner
Luke and Gus, who met at USC’s Thornton School of Music, bring two unique backgrounds into creative union. Hailing from London, lead singer Gus got his start in music busking in the streets, eventually rising to play gigs and festivals throughout London’s West End, even performing for the Queen. And from small-town Wisconsin, Luke found music through a passion for literature, building his voice as a lyricist and songwriter for a number of Midwest bands, while maintaining a professional modeling career in tandem with his music.
We are beyond excited for the fresh and authentic sound of VOILÀ, and can’t wait to watch them take over with more infectious hooks and catchy melodies.