Emerging singer Ella Isaacson has linked up with none other than Gallant for her new song "Expectations."
The track, produced by Rihanna and Beyoncé collaborator Stargate, finds the two artists reflecting on the hardships of a relationship and their respective "expectations."
"When I started thinking about the concept of expectations—of myself, my life, my career, my family, I just started to write pages and pages of lyrics and poetry," says Isaacson. "I wanted to tell a story about coming out as who you are and how sometimes in life you start on a path or a direction and suddenly things change."
She adds of working with Gallant: “I loved the song but it was missing something. My co-writer Stargate and I spoke about Gallant and what he does on records—he just brings them to life. His vocals have a soul and emotion that just hits you in the heart. I'd met Chris (Gallant) at NYU years back and Stargate said we should ask him to be a part of this. He sent Gallant the record and he loved it too and wanted to lay something down on it, adding a new verse and these amazing harmonies. It was magical, it really brought it to the next level."
Hear the new song below.