‘Close To Me,’ written by Ian Franzino & Andrew Haas (aka AFTRHRS), James Newman and John Ryan, is a warm and uplifting pop track that showcases Isaiah’s smooth and soulful vocals.
Isaiah says “It means so much to me to finally share ‘Close to Me.’ Over the past year I’ve taken the time to work with many producers and writers to get my sound right, and ‘Close To Me’ is a true representation of where I’m at musically. The song is about knowing when you’ve done the wrong thing and being able to recognize that and put things right, but it’s also about hope and knowing that things are better when you are with the right person. I think most people can relate to that. I’m just so happy to share this song with my fans and I hope they love it as much as I do!”
Hailing from just outside Melbourne, along the banks of the Murray River, Isaiah first stepped into the spotlight in 2016 when he was crowned winner of the eighth season of The X Factor Australia. Since then he’s grabbed global attention for his #1 single ‘It’s Gotta Be You’, which is now certified Platinum in Australia, 2 x Platinum in Sweden, Gold in Norway and Gold in Denmark.
2017 was a big year for Isaiah; he performed in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final with his single ‘Don’t Come Easy’, toured nationally with his friend & mentor Jessica Mauboy, and completed his first European press junket with stops across Scandinavia, the U.K., Belgium, and France. Isaiah’s music has been streamed over 200 million times worldwide.